26 days in Croatia, Italy & Spain Itinerary

26 days in Croatia, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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26 days in Croatia, Italy & Spain Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
2
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Blato, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Skradin, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
11
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  14​h
End: New Delhi, India

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rome using our trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Rome is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in July, expect Rome to be slightly colder, temps between 37°C and 24°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ronda.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Toros, then get great views at Puente Nuevo, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, then don't miss a visit to Alameda Del Tajo, then wander the streets of Old City, and finally stroll through Reservatauro Ronda.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda road trip app .

Getting from Rome to Ronda by combination of flight and train takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Ronda, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Wineries
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 7th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the activities along Retiro Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madrid travel route tool .

Traveling by train from Ronda to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Madrid, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip maker app .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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 12th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally make a trip to Pile Gate.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip builder site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Tours
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

2
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 14th (Sun), cast your line with a fishing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then make a trip to Korcula Old City, and finally contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Korcula Town travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Blato.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Vela Przina Beach
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Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach

1
night
Blato, Croatia

Blato ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): go for a stroll along the water at Vela Luka Marina and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Blato online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Blato takes an hour. In July in Blato, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Blato

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Vela Luka Marina
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Vela Luka Marina ©
Vela Luka Marina

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

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.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hvar travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Blato to Hvar in 5 hours. July in Hvar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Speed Boats Tours
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Split Synagogue, contemplate the long history of Old Split, and then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Split travel route planner .

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Split are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Skradin.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Historic City of Trogir
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

2
nights
Skradin, Croatia

Skradin ©
Skradin is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia, with a population about 3,986 . Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Roski Slap and then take in the dramatic scenery at National Park Krka Waterfalls.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Skradin itinerary builder app .

Drive from Split to Skradin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Skradin sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Skradin

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Krka National Park
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Roski Slap ©
Roski Slap

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nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Rastoke, then make a trip to Baraceve Spilje, and then explore the activities along The Lower Lakes.

Plan my trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can take a bus from Skradin to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

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