25 days in Croatia, Italy & Bled Itinerary

25 days in Croatia, Italy & Bled Itinerary

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25 days in Croatia, Italy & Bled Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  16​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cittadella, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
7
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada


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2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Campo del Ghetto as well as St. Mark's Square. On the 19th (Wed), explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip planning site .

Vancouver, Canada to Venice is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Venice is 9 hours. While traveling from Vancouver, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Cittadella.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

2
nights
Cittadella, Italy

Cittadella ©
Cittadella is a medieval walled city in the province of Padua, northern Italy, founded in the 13th century as a military outpost of Padua. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castello Inferiore.

To plan Cittadella vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Venice to Cittadella takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Cittadella can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Cortina d'Ampezzo on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Cittadella

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello Inferiore
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Castello Inferiore ©
Castello Inferiore

4
nights
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Cortina d'Ampezzo ©
Cortina d'Ampezzo, commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alpe di Sennes as well as Averau. Take a break from Cortina d'Ampezzo with a short trip to Alpe di Fanes in San Vigilio, about 52 minutes away.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cortina d'Ampezzo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cittadella to Cortina d'Ampezzo in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Bled.

Things to do in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Nature Parks

Side Trip

San Vigilio
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Averau ©
Averau

4
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Triglav National Park as well as Lake Bled. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bled Castle (Blejski Grad) and Radovljica Old Town.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bled journey planning website .

You can drive from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Bled in 3.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cortina d'Ampezzo in September: high temperatures in Bled hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. You'll set off for Zagreb on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Bled

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Radovljica Old Town
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Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planning website .

You can drive from Bled to Zagreb in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Zagreb are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums
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Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Plitvice Lakes National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Diocletian's Palace has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Split trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Milna, and then stroll through Dubovica. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar itinerary planner .

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy
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Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Milna ©
Milna

1
night
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 8th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Przina Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town travel planner.

Getting from Hvar to Korcula Town by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Vela Przina Beach
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

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nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Stradun and Vlaho Bukovac House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Island of Lokrum and River Rafting & Tubing. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Gradske Zidine, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sveti Jakov Beach, and take a stroll through Old Town.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik road trip app .

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In October, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vlaho Bukovac House
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Church of Saint Blaise ©
Church of Saint Blaise