21 days in Venice, Trieste & Croatia Itinerary

21 days in Venice, Trieste & Croatia Itinerary

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21 days in Venice, Trieste & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Rijeka, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
ferry:  174​h 30​min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venice Guided Tours. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): do sightseeing your way with Venice Guided Tours. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice vacation builder website .

Brisbane, Australia to Venice is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Venice is minus 9 hours. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Trieste.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Trieste, Italy

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Trieste trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Venice to Trieste by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Trieste can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Rijeka.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Aquileia, Grotta Gigante
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Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico ©
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia ©
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia
Grotta Gigante ©
Grotta Gigante

few
hours
Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). On the 6th (Wed), examine the collection at Peek & Poke Computer Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rijeka road trip website .

Traveling by car from Trieste to Rijeka takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Museums
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Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Peek & Poke Computer Museum ©
Peek & Poke Computer Museum

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 6th (Wed), admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip tool .

You can drive from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Trogir Square
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The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Trogir Square ©
Trogir Square

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): do a tasting at Putalj Winery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Gaspina mlinica, Historic City of Trogir
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Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

5
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, stop by House of Nature, and contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik attractions planner .

Traveling by bus from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Wine Tours & Tastings

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