19 days in Slovenia, Italy & Marseille Itinerary

19 days in Slovenia, Italy & Marseille Itinerary

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Start: Marseille, France
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Marseille, France
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 15 min
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Velenje, Slovenia
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Kranj, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Taxi:  15 min
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Krnica, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Udine, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Marseille, France


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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Calanques and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Marseille trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Marseille Provence Airport, Nîmes-Arles-Camargue Airport and Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calanques
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 7th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, explore the historical opulence of D'Albertis Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, then get to know the fascinating history of Porta Soprana, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Genoa day trip site.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Genoa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Genoa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Portofino
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Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino
Church of San Giorgio ©
Church of San Giorgio

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like San Giorgio Maggiore and Cannaregio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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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 12th (Sun): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Venice to Ljubljana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ljubljana, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Velenje.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

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Velenje, Slovenia

Velenje ©
With its lakes and well-maintained grassy beaches, Velenje will satisfy every tourist eager to relax or take a swim during summer months.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): Head underground at Hell Cave, don't miss a visit to Green Gold Beer Fountain, see the interesting displays at Velenje Museum - Muzej Velenje, then explore the historical opulence of Velenje Castle, and finally go deep underground at The Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Velenje trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Ljubljana to Velenje in 1.5 hours. May in Velenje sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kranj.

Things to do in Velenje

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Green Gold Beer Fountain, Hell Cave
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Velenje Museum - Muzej Velenje ©
Velenje Museum - Muzej Velenje
Velenje Castle ©
Velenje Castle
Hell Cave ©
Hell Cave

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Kranj, Slovenia

Kranj ©
The capital of Slovenia's Alps, Kranj allows you to stand with one foot in the nature and another in a town that's both a cultural center and a base for outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the galleries of Škofja Loka Castle and then steep yourself in history at Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Brdo Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Dovzan Gorge, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Velika Planina.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kranj online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Velenje to Kranj takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kranj are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bled.

Things to do in Kranj

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Velika Planina, Škofja Loka Castle, Dovzan Gorge, Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum
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Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum ©
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum
Škofja Loka Castle ©
Škofja Loka Castle
Dovzan Gorge ©
Dovzan Gorge

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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 17th (Fri): play a few rounds at Royal Bled Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then hike along Vintgar Gorge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Parish Church.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bled trip builder tool.

Bled is just a short distance from Kranj. In May, daytime highs in Bled are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Krnica.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Golf Adventure

Side Trips

Vintgar Gorge, Royal Bled Golf Course
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

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Krnica, Slovenia

Krnica ©
Krnica makes a perfect destination for nature lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge, examine the collection at Pocar Farm, and then examine the collection at Slovenian Alpine Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Krnica trip itinerary planning site.

Krnica is just a short distance from Bled. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Udine.

Things to do in Krnica

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mojstrana
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Slovenian Alpine Museum ©
Slovenian Alpine Museum
Pokljuka Gorge ©
Pokljuka Gorge
Pocar Farm ©
Pocar Farm

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Udine, Italy

Udine ©
Udine is a city and comune in northeastern Italy, in the middle of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps (Alpi Carniche). Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Military Memorial Redipuglia, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colle Sant'Elia, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Pagani, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Aquileia, then take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Nazario Sauro, and finally delve into the distant past at I Resti Archeologici Basilica della Corte. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riserva Naturale Regionale Lago di Cornino.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Udine online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Krnica to Udine in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Udine when traveling from Krnica in May, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Udine

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Fogliano Redipuglia, Grado, Aquileia, Riserva Naturale Regionale Lago di Cornino
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Military Memorial Redipuglia ©
Military Memorial Redipuglia
Riserva Naturale Regionale Lago di Cornino ©
Riserva Naturale Regionale Lago di Cornino
Colle Sant'Elia
Colle Sant'Elia

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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 22nd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Oasi di Sant'Alessio, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Maggi Giorgio di Maggi Lucia, and then learn about winemaking at Cantina Val Tidone. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

Drive from Udine to Milan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. May in Milan sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Varenna, Cantina Val Tidone, Azienda Agricola Maggi Giorgio di Maggi Lucia, Oasi di Sant'Alessio, Castello di Vezio
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Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero

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