17 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

17 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Colico, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Argegno, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Chicago, United States

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 28th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, and then delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Split and then contemplate the long history of Trogir Historic Site.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner.

New York City, USA to Split is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Split. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historic City of Trogir
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Dubovica, then get outside with Milna, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John, then stroll through Sveta Nedilja, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Exotic Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hvar trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sveta Nedilja, Church of St John, Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Przina Beach. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Toreta winery, then stroll through Pupnatska Luca Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kula Svih Svetih.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Korcula Town trip builder website .

Getting from Hvar to Korcula Town by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Vela Przina Beach
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Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Toreta winery ©
Toreta winery

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town, then explore the ancient world of Gradske Zidine, then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Stradun, then view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik journey website .

Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. August in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Colico.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
day
Colico, Italy

Colico ©
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. On the 5th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Forte Montecchio Nord, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, then explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Colico visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Dubrovnik to Colico with the Route module. In August, Colico is slightly colder than Dubrovnik - with highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Argegno.

Things to do in Colico

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castello di Vezio, Orrido di Bellano
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Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio
Forte Montecchio Nord ©
Forte Montecchio Nord
Orrido di Bellano ©
Orrido di Bellano

2
nights
Argegno, Italy

Argegno ©
Argegno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 50km north of Milan and about 15km north of Como. On the 6th (Mon), tour the water at your own pace with Turati Centro Nautico Lario and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Onno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar and then choose your vessel at AC Boat.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Argegno attractions planner.

Getting from Colico to Argegno by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Argegno sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Argegno

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Onno, Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, AC Boat
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AC Boat ©
AC Boat
Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar ©
Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Argegno to Milan by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Milan sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Blue Moon
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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