43 days in Croatia, Italy & Alsace Itinerary

43 days in Croatia, Italy & Alsace Itinerary

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43 days in Croatia, Italy & Alsace Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
2
Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
3
Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Colmar, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 9 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Walls of Dubrovnik and Lapad are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cavtat Old Town and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Cavtat Cemetery (in Cavtat) and Sunj Beach (in Lopud). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, and head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik travel route builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Dubrovnik is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Dubrovnik to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Cavtat, Sunj Beach
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Lapad ©
Lapad
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

5
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Diocletian's Palace and Old Split. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic City of Trogir and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Trogir (Palace Cipiko & The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower) and Hvar (Franciscan Monastery, Spanjola, & more). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, steep yourself in history at Kliška tvrđava, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Jupiter.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Split trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hvar, Trogir
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Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

4
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Mirogoj Cemetery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) and Cathedral of the Assumption. Go for a jaunt from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park to see Plitvice Lakes National Park about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Lower Town, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis of Assisi Church, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Zagreb tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Split to Zagreb in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in August, expect Zagreb to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Plitvice Lakes National Park
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scrovegni Chapel and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Castello Estense (in Ferrara), Basilica di Sant’Antonio (in Padua) and Basilica di Aquileia (in Aquileia). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip site .

Getting from Zagreb to Venice by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in August since evenings lows in Venice dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Colmar.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Padua, Castello Estense, Basilica di Aquileia
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Little Venice and Mont Sainte Odile. Get some historical perspective at Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Eglise Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colmar: Mulhouse (Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer & Cite de l'Automobile). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Old Town and learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Venice to Colmar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, Colmar is a bit cooler than Venice - with highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mulhouse, Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, Eglise Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Mont Sainte Odile ©
Mont Sainte Odile

4
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore hidden gems such as La Citta Alta and Santa Maria delle Grazie. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Milano and Monumental Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno), Centro Storico (in Gravedona) and Isola Comacina (in Ossuccio). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Oropa, enjoy breathtaking views from Cathedral of Cremona, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Milan travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Colmar to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Colmar in August: high temperatures in Milan hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cathedral of Cremona, Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso, Centro Storico, La Citta Alta, Greenway del Lago di Como
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La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso ©
Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Pisa and Centro Storico. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni), Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and Siena (Duomo di Siena & Centro Storico di Siena). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Abbazia di San Galgano, Castello di Monteriggioni, Duomo di Pisa, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

9
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Vatican Museums. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este), Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio) and Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio, Duomo di Orvieto, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Tivoli, Civita di Bagnoregio, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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