38 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

38 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

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Trieste
— 9 nights
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Cividale del Friuli
— 7 nights
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Tarvisio
— 4 nights
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Sappada
— 6 nights
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Erto e Casso
— 2 nights
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Clauzetto
— 3 nights
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Lignano Sabbiadoro
— 6 nights
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Trieste — 9 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Get out of town with these interesting Trieste side-trips: Castle of Duino (in Duino), Grado (La laguna di Grado e i suoi Casoni, Il Battistero di Grado, &more) and Grotta Fioravante (in Duino Aurisina). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, Head underground at The Cave "Grotta Gigante", explore the activities along Trieste Gulf, and take in the awesome beauty at Trieste and the Trieste Karst.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Trieste trip builder tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Trieste. In August, daily temperatures in Trieste can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cividale del Friuli.
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Find places to stay Aug 24 — Sep 2:

Cividale del Friuli — 7 nights

Founded by Julius Caesar, Cividale del Friuli occupies a site probably inhabited since Paleolithic times.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gorizia (Museo della Moda e delle Arti applicate - Case Dornberg e Tasso, Great War Museum, &more), Caves Of Villanova (in Lusevera) and Santuario del Preval (in Mossa). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Acrobati del Sole, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Military Memorial Redipuglia, and snap pictures at Devil's Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cividale del Friuli travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Trieste to Cividale del Friuli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Trieste in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cividale del Friuli, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Tarvisio.
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Find places to stay Sep 2 — 9:

Tarvisio — 4 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.
Step out of Tarvisio with an excursion to Cavita 20 - Fontanon di Goriuda in Chiusaforte--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Fusine Lakes, stroll through Orrido dello Slizza, trek along Animalborghetto, and relax in the rural setting at Azienda Agricola Luigi Faleschini.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tarvisio trip planner.

Drive from Cividale del Friuli to Tarvisio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Tarvisio can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sappada.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

Sappada — 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sappada side-trips: Monte Coglians (in Forni Avoltri), Monte Crostis (in Ravascletto) and Sutrio (Zoncolan Mountain, Borgo Autentico, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Sappada, admire the sheer force of Sappada Waterfalls, get outside with Calvi Mountain Hut, and get in on the family fun at Dolomiti Adventure Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sappada day trip planner.

You can drive from Tarvisio to Sappada in 2.5 hours. September in Sappada sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Erto e Casso.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 19:

Erto e Casso — 2 nights

Most visitors take a day trip to Erto e Casso from Pordenone, located about 40 km (25 mi) away.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Sauris - Chiesa di San Lorenzo Martire, contemplate the waterfront views at Sauris Lake, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Campanile di Val Montanaia - World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Forcella del Duranno Dalla Val Zemola, see human ingenuity at work at Vajont Dam, and then explore the striking landscape at The Landslide of Mount Toc.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Erto e Casso trip tool.

Drive from Sappada to Erto e Casso in 1.5 hours. September in Erto e Casso sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Clauzetto.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Clauzetto — 3 nights

Clauzetto is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pordenone in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 100km northwest of Trieste and about 35km northeast of Pordenone.Clauzetto borders the following municipalities: Castelnovo del Friuli, Pinzano al Tagliamento, Tramonti di Sotto, Vito d'Asio. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascate dell'Arzino (in Preone), Agriturismo Tina (in San Giorgio della Richinvelda) and Lake of Barcis (in Barcis). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Cave of Pradis, look for all kinds of wild species at Casa delle Farfalle, contemplate the waterfront views at Cavazzo Lake, and don't miss a visit to The Medieval Walls of Venzone.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Clauzetto road trip planning site.

You can drive from Erto e Casso to Clauzetto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Clauzetto sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lignano Sabbiadoro.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Lignano Sabbiadoro — 6 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.
Explore Lignano Sabbiadoro's surroundings by going to Marano Lagunare (La Piazza Municipale, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), San Vito al Tagliamento (Museo Civico F. De Rocco & Loggia pubblica di San Vito al Tagliamento) and Area dei Mulini di Stalis (in Sesto al Reghena). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Junior Park, identify plant and animal life at Biotopo Magredi di San Quirino, don't miss a visit to Molino Zoratto, and visit a coastal fixture at The Red Lighthouse.

Start your trip to Lignano Sabbiadoro by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Clauzetto to Lignano Sabbiadoro in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lignano Sabbiadoro are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:

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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