15 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

15 days in Croatia & Italy Itinerary

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Zagreb, Croatia
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Rome, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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Zagreb, Croatia

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zagreb tour itinerary planner.

Doha, Qatar to Zagreb is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Doha in October, with highs in Zagreb at 19°C and lows at 8°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, approximately Cavtat away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the waterfront at Dubrovnik West Harbour, and step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zagreb in October, with highs in Dubrovnik at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Milan, Italy

— 5 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello), Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Profumeria Bellagio (in Bellagio). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, make a trip to Palazzi Montecatini, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.