19 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

19 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

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— 6 nights
Lignano Sabbiadoro
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Gemona del Friuli
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Trieste — 6 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Explore hidden gems such as Vicentina road and Greek Orthodox Church Saint Nicholas . Attractions like Val Rosandra Nature Reserve and Civic Museum Sartorio make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Trieste: Saint Elia Hill (in Fogliano Redipuglia), Gorizia (Church of Sant'Ignazio, Great War Museum, &more) and Aquileia (Cemetery To The Unknown Soldier & The Port on the Natissa - World Heritage Site). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden of Trieste, wander the streets of Old City, and examine the collection at Trieste Campo Marzio Railway Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Trieste trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Trieste. September in Trieste sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lignano Sabbiadoro.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 18:

Lignano Sabbiadoro — 3 nights

With a golden sand beach that stretches for almost 8 km (5 mi), Lignano Sabbiadoro represents one of the country's finest seaside resorts.
Family-friendly places like Doggy Beach and Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and Church of Santa Maria del Mare. Explore Lignano Sabbiadoro's surroundings by going to Aquileia (Archaeological Area of Aquileia - Roman Forum & National Archaeological Museum of Aquileia), Riserva Naturale Valle Cavanata (in Fossalon) and Torre Millenaria (in Marano Lagunare). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at The Red Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Grand Square of Palmanova - World Heritage Site, and let the kids burn off some steam at Hemingway Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lignano Sabbiadoro sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Trieste to Lignano Sabbiadoro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lignano Sabbiadoro when traveling from Trieste in September, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Polcenigo.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Polcenigo — 2 nights

Polcenigo blends artistic, historical, and natural features in such a seamless fashion, many call it one of the most beautiful villages in all of Italy.
On the 22nd (Thu), find something for the whole family at Rampy Park - Forest Acrobatic Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sources of the Gorgazzo, then grab your bike and head to The San Floriano Park at Polcenigo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Sacile. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Co-Cathedral of San Marco, steep yourself in history at St Mark'S Bell Tower, don't miss a visit to Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (Contrada Maggiore) - Urbs Picta, then stroll around Valentine's Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Varda, and finally see the interesting displays at PAFF! Palazzo Arti Fumetto Friuli.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Polcenigo trip tool.

Drive from Lignano Sabbiadoro to Polcenigo in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Polcenigo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sappada.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Sappada and Sappada Waterfalls. Kids will enjoy Calvi Mountain Hut and Dolomiti Adventure Park. Go for a jaunt from Sappada to Sauris to see S'Haus van der Zahre Ethnographic Center about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Sorgenti del Piave, trek along Passo Del Mulo from Olbe Lakes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zepodarkirche - Chiesa di Sant'Osvaldo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pesariis.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Sappada route planning tool.

You can drive from Polcenigo to Sappada in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gemona del Friuli.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Gemona del Friuli — 2 nights

Gemona del Friuli is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Udine in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 90km northwest of Trieste and about 25km northwest of Udine.The municipality of Gemona del Friuli contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Campagnola, Campolessi, Maniaglia, Ospedaletto, Godo, Centro Storico, Stalis, Taviele and Taboga.Gemona del Friuli borders the following municipalities: Artegna, Bordano, Buja, Lusevera, Montenars, Osoppo, Trasaghis and Venzone.HistoryEvidence of human occupation in Gemona goes back to prehistoric times. On the 27th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Palar Stream, look for all kinds of wild species at Casa delle Farfalle, and then make a trip to The Medieval Walls of Venzone. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gemona del Friuli Cathedral, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cavazzo Lake, then explore the world behind art at House of Illegio Exhibitions, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Andrea.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gemona del Friuli online trip planner.

Getting from Sappada to Gemona del Friuli by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Gemona del Friuli, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tarvisio.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Orrido dello Slizza and then grab your bike and head to Alpe Adria Cycle Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Cavita 20 - Fontanon di Goriuda, explore the activities along Predil Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Raibl International Geomineral Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tarvisio trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Gemona del Friuli to Tarvisio in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Tarvisio can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Friuli Venezia Giulia travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Churches
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.