5 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Venice, Shuttle to Trieste
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport, Fly to Copenhagen


Trieste — 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at San Sabba Rice Mill - National Monument, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Giusto Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Miramare Castle-Historical Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Marina di Miramare, then Head underground at The Cave "Grotta Gigante", and finally hike along Rilke Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Trieste visit planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Trieste is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Copenhagen in August, expect Trieste to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tarvisio.
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Tarvisio — 2 nights

Locals like to say Tarvisio is a modern town with an ancient soul, an understandable statement about a place with a history that goes all the way back to the early Roman times.
On the 17th (Wed), hike along Orrido dello Slizza, then explore the activities along Fusine Lakes, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Foresta Millenaria di Tarvisio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Alpe Adria Cycle Path, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lussari, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Saisera Wild Track.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tarvisio road trip app.

Traveling by car from Trieste to Tarvisio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cimolais.
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Cimolais — 1 night

Cimolais is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pordenone in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 130km northwest of Trieste and about 40km northwest of Pordenone. On the 19th (Fri), hike along Forcella del Duranno Dalla Val Zemola and then admire the engineering at Vajont Dam.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cimolais online journey planner.

You can drive from Tarvisio to Cimolais in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cimolais are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Friuli Venezia Giulia travel guide

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One of five autonomous regions of Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the country's easiest areas to tour, as it is on most of the major routes between the east and west sections of southern Europe. This region has its own distinct history, traditions, identity, and language. The majority of the inhabitants speak Friulian, as well as fluent Italian. Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by high mountains and dotted with lakes, valleys, and natural preserves, making it an ideal vacation spot for outdoor lovers. Explore the long coastline's secluded lagoons, sandy beaches, and seaside resorts on your trip.