11 days in Trieste, Rijeka & Opatija Itinerary

11 days in Trieste, Rijeka & Opatija Itinerary

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Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Opatija, Croatia
— 1 day
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Trieste, Italy
— 1 night
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Trieste, Italy — 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
On the 10th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Aquileia and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery To The Unknown Soldier. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo del Lloyd Triestino (oggi della Giunta Regionale), and then take in the awesome beauty at Trieste and the Trieste Karst.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Trieste trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Trieste is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. While traveling from Atlanta, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Trieste, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rijeka.
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Rijeka, Croatia — 3 nights

Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). You've now added Kastav to your itinerary. Take a break from Rijeka with a short trip to The Museum of Army Collections from the Croatian Homeland War in Karlovac, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Gradski Toranj (City Tower), examine the collection at St. Vitus Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Korzo, and shop like a local with Rijeka Central Market.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rijeka online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trieste to Rijeka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Opatija.
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Opatija, Croatia — 1 day

You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
On the 15th (Sat), stop by Kredenca Opatija, then don't miss a visit to Maiden With The Seagull, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Opatija tour planner.

Opatija is very close to Rijeka. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rijeka.
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Rijeka, Croatia — 3 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Kastav. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stop by Tower Center Rijeka and then take a stroll through Kastav. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle and then pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rijeka trip builder tool.

Rijeka is just a short distance from Opatija. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Trieste.
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Trieste, Italy — 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Miramare Park, browse the exhibits of Miramare Castle-Historical Museum, and then explore the activities along Trieste Gulf.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Trieste travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Rijeka to Trieste takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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