16 days in Italy, Croatia & Spain Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Croatia & Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Italy, Croatia & Spain Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  0 min
2
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
5
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Vodnjan, Croatia
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Museu dels Autòmats, Montjuic Castle, Museu Picasso, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to The Magic Fountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
You've now added Cala Comte to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): wander the streets of Dalt Vila, then enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Salines, then step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Ibiza Town trip planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off toNaples.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cala Comte
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Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines

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nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Naples is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, get engrossed in the history at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Ibiza Town to Naples in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte ©
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte

1
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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.
You've added Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, Cave Bar More, Pile Gate, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, then take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Cave Bar More.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik journey builder tool .

You can fly from Naples to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cave Bar More ©
Cave Bar More

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Diocletian's Palace as well as Kayaking & Canoeing. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace. On the next day, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Split holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've added Via Condotti, Piazza Navona, Scala Santa and Chapel of San Lorenzo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, admire the striking features of Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally contemplate the long history of Scala Santa and Chapel of San Lorenzo. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally take a stroll through Via Condotti.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome visit planner.

Fly from Split to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
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 Ponte di Rialto, Basilica di San Marco and Piazza San Marco. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice journey maker app .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Venice sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vodnjan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Museums
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Vodnjan, Croatia

Vodnjan ©
Vodnjan or Dignano is a town and municipality in Istria County, Croatia.DemographicsAccording to the 2011 census, there are 3,613 inhabitants in Vodnjan-Dignano with total municipality population of 6,119. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, learn about winemaking at Babos Wine, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Blaise, and finally explore the ancient world of National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni).

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vodnjan trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Venice to Vodnjan by car takes about 3.5 hours. October in Vodnjan sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vodnjan

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trip

National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni)
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Babos Wine ©
Babos Wine

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