14 days in Croatia, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Croatia, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Croatia, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Austin, United States
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
2
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Austin, United States

1
night
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 5th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town and then delve into the distant past at Walls of Dubrovnik. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Rector's Palace, head off the coast to Dubrovnik Boat Rentals, and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online trip itinerary maker .

Austin, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Austin in August, expect Dubrovnik to be little chillier, temps between 86°F and 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 7th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then surround yourself with nature on Ilirio's Hvar Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Split vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Split can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ilirio's Hvar Tours, River Rafting & Tubing
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Split to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence visit planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 64°F in Florence. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Venice sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip planning app .

Getting from Venice to Zurich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Venice in August; daily highs in Zurich reach 76°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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