23 days in Italy, Plitvice Lakes National Park & Split Itinerary

23 days in Italy, Plitvice Lakes National Park & Split Itinerary

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Fly to Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, Drive to Murta Maria
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Murta Maria, Italy
— 2 nights
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Villasimius, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus to Cagliari, Train to Alghero
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Alghero, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Bus
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Murta Maria, Italy

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Porto Istana Beach. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Istana Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Murta Maria tour itinerary planner.

Reno, USA to Murta Maria is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Reno to Murta Maria is 9 hours. While traveling from Reno, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Murta Maria, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Villasimius.

Things to do in Murta Maria

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Villasimius, Italy

— 2 nights
You've now added Simius Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): head outdoors with Sub Center Tanka, get great views at Torre di Porto Giunco, then kick back and relax at Simius Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Colline del Vento.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Villasimius trip app.

You can drive from Murta Maria to Villasimius in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Villasimius can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Villasimius

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Alghero, Italy

— 3 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Porto Ferro, Capo Caccia and Neptune's Grotto. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): Head underground at Grotta delle Brocche Rotte, explore the fascinating underground world of Neptune's Grotto, then take in the dramatic natural features at Capo Caccia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Ferro, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, then delve into the distant past at Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju, then kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare Rosanna, and finally do a tasting at Sella & Mosca.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Alghero route maker tool.

Getting from Villasimius to Alghero by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Alghero

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've now added Trevi Fountain to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali and Foro di Cesare. Popular historic sites such as Domus Aurea and Piazza del Campidoglio are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, contemplate the long history of Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, and admire the natural beauty at Monte Pincio.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Alghero to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:

Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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 San Michele Cemetery, Torcello Island and Blue Moon. Step off the beaten path and head to Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni and Chiesa di San Salvador. Get a sense of the local culture at Chiesa San Simeon Piccolo and Santa Maria dei Miracoli. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio (Zobenigo), pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, get engrossed in the history at Museo di Palazzo Grimani, and visit Campo Santa Margherita.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planning tool.

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at The Upper Lakes, contemplate the waterfront views at Kozjak, explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, then explore the activities along Galovac Lake, and finally admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park visit website.

Drive from Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Split, Croatia

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pjaca, then get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, and then get engrossed in the history at Split Archaeological Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Split online trip planner.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Split sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Italy travel guide

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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.