24 days in Italy & Alpine Slovenia Itinerary

24 days in Italy & Alpine Slovenia Itinerary

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24 days in Italy & Alpine Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + Train:  25 h
1
Tivoli, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Bovec, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  28 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Tivoli, Italy

Tivoli ©
Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa d'Este and Monastero Di S.Benedetto. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Civita di Bagnoregio and Orvieto Underground. Venture out of the city with trips to Orvieto (Duomo di Orvieto, Chiesa San Giovenale, & more), Civita di Bagnoregio (San Donato Church & Cappella Della Madonna Del Carcere) and Concattedrale di Sant'Andrea (in Subiaco). It doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Villa Adriana.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tivoli online tour planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Tivoli is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get much warmer in Tivoli: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Tivoli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Orvieto, Subiaco, Civita di Bagnoregio, Civita di Bagnoregio
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Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Villa d'Este ©
Villa d'Este

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Basilica di Santa Croce. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano are in your itinerary. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Lucca (San Michele in Foro & Basilica of San Frediano), Pisa (Camposanto, Duomo di Pisa, & more) and Museo Ducati (in Borgo Panigale). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip app .

Traveling by car from Tivoli to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Tivoli, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Pisa, Monteriggioni, Bologna, Siena, Lucca
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Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

6
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.
Visit Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Sant’Antonio for their historical value. Doge's Palace and Piazza Bra are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, & more), Piazza dei Signori (in Padua) and Trieste (Casa Terni Smolars, Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba, & more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Cannaregio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Trieste, Verona, Ferrara, Padua, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
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Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Bovec, Slovenia

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, witness the site of a historic battle at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Slap Krampez, then admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfalls, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Before you visit Bovec, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Venice to Bovec in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Bovec at 28°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Bovec

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kobarid
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vintgar Gorge and Bled Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Bled Island and Galerija Mikame. Step out of Bled to go to Bohinjsko Jezero and see Lake Bohinj, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, get great views at Straza Bled, and walk around Zdraviliski Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bled trip planner .

Getting from Bovec to Bled by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bohinj
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Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Parasailing & Paragliding
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

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