10 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

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Trieste — 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Get some cultural insight at Old City and Town Hall Building. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Stock Exchange and The Archaeological Remains of the Basilica of the Court. Get out of town with these interesting Trieste side-trips: Hemingway Park (in Lignano Pineta), Lignano Sabbiadoro (The Red Lighthouse & Doggy Beach) and Monfalcone Great War Theme Park (in Monfalcone). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Il Battistero di Grado, explore the world behind art at Civic Museum of Oriental Art, get curious at Hydrodynamic Power Plant, and examine the collection at Trieste Campo Marzio Railway Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Trieste day trip website.

Paris, France to Trieste is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in June; daily highs in Trieste reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Sappada.
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Sappada — 2 nights

Apart from the beauty of its mountain landscapes, Sappada also boasts a particular rural architecture of wooden houses built using an ancient technique called "blockbau." Thanks to its location in the imposing Dolomites, the village serves as a popular tourist destination in both winter and summer months.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): make a trip to Calvi Mountain Hut, then take a stroll through Borgata Cima Sappada, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sappada Waterfalls, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Old Sappada. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Malga Zermula, admire the masterpieces at House of Illegio Exhibitions, then get to know the fascinating history of The Village of Illegio, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Carnia Area Museum in the Great War 1915-1918.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sappada trip planner.

Getting from Trieste to Sappada by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Sappada are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Udine.
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Udine — 4 nights

The spiritual capital of the region, Udine remains a wealthy provincial center with a trove of cultural and artistic treasures.
Explore hidden gems such as Sanctuary of Barbana Church and Diocesan Museum and Tiepolo Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata and Cathedral of Saint Andrea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Udine: Aquileia (National Archaeological Museum of Aquileia, Bell Tower of Aquileia, &more), Casa delle Farfalle (in Bordano) and Grado (Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie & Nazario Sauro Waterfront). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Casa Cavazzini - Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of Castelmonte, explore the galleries of Cemetery Crypt of San Michele Mummies of Venzone, and stop by Cidin Eddo Pastry Shop.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Udine trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Sappada to Udine takes 1.5 hours. In June in Udine, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Friuli Venezia Giulia travel guide

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One of five autonomous regions of Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the country's easiest areas to tour, as it is on most of the major routes between the east and west sections of southern Europe. This region has its own distinct history, traditions, identity, and language. The majority of the inhabitants speak Friulian, as well as fluent Italian. Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by high mountains and dotted with lakes, valleys, and natural preserves, making it an ideal vacation spot for outdoor lovers. Explore the long coastline's secluded lagoons, sandy beaches, and seaside resorts on your trip.