15 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

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Tarvisio
— 2 nights
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Sappada
— 3 nights
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Erto e Casso
— 2 nights
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Lignano Sabbiadoro
— 1 night
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Trieste
— 4 nights
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Cividale del Friuli
— 2 nights
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Tarvisio — 2 nights

Locals like to say Tarvisio is a modern town with an ancient soul, an understandable statement about a place with a history that goes all the way back to the early Roman times.
Tarvisio is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Fusine Lakes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Animalborghetto, hike along Orrido dello Slizza, and grab your bike and head to Alpe Adria Cycle Path.

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Caorle to Tarvisio is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train. In August in Tarvisio, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Sappada.
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Sappada — 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sappada: House of Illegio Exhibitions (in Tolmezzo), Zoncolan Mountain (in Sutrio) and Dolomiti Adventure Park (in Forni di Sopra). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Passo Del Mulo from Olbe Lakes, identify plant and animal life at Sorgenti del Piave, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Volaia - Wolayersee, and take in the dramatic scenery at Sappada Waterfalls.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sappada trip planner.

You can drive from Tarvisio to Sappada in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Erto e Casso.
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Erto e Casso — 2 nights

Most visitors take a day trip to Erto e Casso from Pordenone, located about 40 km (25 mi) away.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll through Forcella del Duranno Dalla Val Zemola, admire the engineering at Vajont Dam, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Landslide of Mount Toc. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Parkunzi, hike along Path of the Dint from Lake Barcis, then make a trip to Lake of Barcis, and finally find something for the whole family at Tree Village.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Erto e Casso online tour planner.

You can drive from Sappada to Erto e Casso in 1.5 hours. In August in Erto e Casso, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lignano Sabbiadoro.
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Lignano Sabbiadoro — 1 night

With a golden sand beach that stretches for almost 8 km (5 mi), Lignano Sabbiadoro represents one of the country's finest seaside resorts.
On the 19th (Fri), cool off at Aquasplash, then get in on the family fun at Junior Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lignano Sabbiadoro Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lignano Sabbiadoro tour planner.

You can drive from Erto e Casso to Lignano Sabbiadoro in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Trieste.
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Trieste — 4 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trieste: Decumano di Aratria Galla (in Aquileia), Castle of Duino (in Duino) and St. Euphemia's Basilica (in Grado). The adventure continues: make a trip to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, take a leisurely stroll along Molo Audace - Gia "Molo S. Carlo", take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Giusto Cathedral, and examine the collection at San Sabba Rice Mill - National Monument.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Trieste day trip planning site.

Getting from Lignano Sabbiadoro to Trieste by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Trieste can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Cividale del Friuli.
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Cividale del Friuli — 2 nights

Founded by Julius Caesar, Cividale del Friuli occupies a site probably inhabited since Paleolithic times.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Udine Castle, don't miss a visit to Liberty Square, then go for a walk through Discesa al Fiume Natisone da Borgo di Ponte, then steep yourself in history at Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and finally snap pictures at Devil's Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of The Longobard Temple - World Heritage Site, get engrossed in the history at Great War Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Gorizia Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Military Memorial Redipuglia.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cividale del Friuli trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trieste to Cividale del Friuli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Cividale del Friuli, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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.
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