18 days in Italy & Slovenia Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Slovenia Itinerary

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18 days in Italy & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  18​h
1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Piran, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Ravenna, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Parma, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Modena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Trieste, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Singapore, Singapore


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2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Central Market as well as Ljubljana Free Tour. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Ljubljana Free Tour, and then snap pictures at Tromostovje.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip itinerary builder app .

Singapore, Singapore to Ljubljana is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Ljubljana. While traveling from Singapore, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Ljubljana, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Trails Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vintgar Gorge, Predjama Castle
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Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Central Market ©
Central Market
Ljubljana Free Tour ©
Ljubljana Free Tour

1
night
Piran, Slovenia

Piran ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Maurus, enjoy the sand and surf at Nature Park Strunjan, see the interesting displays at Sergej Masera Maritime Museum (Pomorski muzej), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cerkev Marije Snezne, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. George, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Nika's Tiny House.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Piran day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Piran takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Piran, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ravenna.

Things to do in Piran

Museums Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church of the Holy Maurus, Nature Park Strunjan
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Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Cerkev Marije Snezne ©
Cerkev Marije Snezne

2
nights
Ravenna, Italy

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the ancient world of Antico Porto di Classe, contemplate the long history of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), contemplate the long history of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giovanni Evangelista, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale. Keep things going the next day: stop by Lilith Studio Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Agata Maggiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero degli Ariani, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dello Spirito Santo, and finally kick back and relax at Bagno Arcobaleno.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ravenna road trip planning site .

Drive from Piran to Ravenna in 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Parma.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Battistero degli Ariani ©
Battistero degli Ariani

3
nights
Parma, Italy

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello di Gropparello and Cathedral of Cremona. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castello di Vigoleno and Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato. Change things up with these side-trips from Parma: Mantua (Palazzo Te, Rotonda di San Lorenzo, & more), Al Borgo Incantato di Vigoleno - l'Enoteca Piacentina (in Vigoleno) and Borgo Castell'Arquato (in Castell'Arquato). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Torrechiara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma, and examine the collection at Museo del Violino.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Parma trip planner .

Drive from Ravenna to Parma in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Parma are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Modena.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mantua, Vernasca, Cremona, Castello di Torrechiara, Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato
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Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Castello di Vigoleno ©
Castello di Vigoleno
Castello di Torrechiara ©
Castello di Torrechiara

2
nights
Modena, Italy

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, examine the collection at Museo Ferrari, explore the historical opulence of Rocca di Vignola, then do a tasting at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Ghirlandina. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena, stop by Bottega Storica Pedrazzi, then savor the flavors at Mercato Albinelli, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Modena trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Parma to Modena in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Modena are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rocca di Vignola, Museo Ferrari
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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena
Rocca di Vignola ©
Rocca di Vignola

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza dei Signori and Doge's Palace. Get some historical perspective at San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Piazza dei Signori, & more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Cannaregio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and take in the exciting artwork at Il Forcolaio Matto.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice itinerary maker .

Drive from Modena to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Trieste.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Padua, Piazza dei Signori, Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Trieste, Italy

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
You'll get in some beach time at Beach Barcola and Bagni comunali Lanterna. Riserva Naturale Marina di Miramare and Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Atelier Home Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo del Municipio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Synagogue of Trieste, and get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo Pitteri.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Trieste driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Venice to Trieste takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trieste

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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The Synagogue of Trieste ©
The Synagogue of Trieste
Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico ©
Palazzo Pitteri ©
Palazzo Pitteri

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