18 days in Italy, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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18 days in Italy, Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Opatija, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  45​min
7
Legnano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h
9
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb online itinerary planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Zagreb is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Zagreb, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Zagreb: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Opatija.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Walking tours
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

1
night
Opatija, Croatia

Opatija ©
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka, stop by Suvenir Lovran, then get engrossed in the history at Croatian Museum of Tourism, then walk around The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Opatija trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Opatija takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Opatija when traveling from Zagreb in September, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Opatija

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka, Suvenir Lovran
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Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka ©
Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka
Suvenir Lovran ©
Suvenir Lovran
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled and then trek along Vintgar Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bled trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Opatija to Bled takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Opatija in September, with highs in Bled at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the activities along River Ljubljanica Kanal, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Ljubljanski Grad, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Mestni Trg, then don't miss a visit to Preseren Square, and finally take in the views from Tromostovje.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Ljubljanica River ©
Ljubljanica River
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Madonna Verona Fountain, Piazza delle Erbe, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Venice is somewhat warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 16th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Milan online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Legnano.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

1
night
Legnano, Italy

Legnano ©
Legnano is an Italian town and comune with 60,313 inhabitants in the north-westernmost part of the Metropolitan City of Milan, about 20km from central Milan. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Legnano, see the interesting displays at Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, then steep yourself in history at Oratorio dei SS. Ambrogio e Caterina, then appreciate the history behind Piazza Costellazione, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Santuario.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Legnano trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from Milan to Legnano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Legnano are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Legnano

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museo del Santuario, Oratorio dei SS. Ambrogio e Caterina, Piazza Costellazione
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Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo ©
Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo
Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Legnano ©

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and then take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Pisa trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Legnano to Pisa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a train to Siena.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Martin Cathedral
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St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

2
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Siena trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Pisa to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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