31 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

31 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

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31 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + shuttle:  13​h 15​min
1
Trieste
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lignano Sabbiadoro
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Erto e Casso
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Sappada
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Tarvisio
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Toronto

7
nights
Trieste

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cividale del Friuli (Il Tempietto Longobardo, Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre, & more), Gorizia (Castello di Gorizia & Parco Viatori / Giardino Delle Azalee) and Duino Aurisina (Sito Paleontologico Dinosauro Antonio & Grotta Fioravante). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, head outdoors with Grotta Gigante, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Duino, and contemplate the waterfront views at Golfo di Trieste.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Trieste travel itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Trieste is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. Traveling from Toronto to Trieste, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Trieste: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lignano Sabbiadoro.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cividale del Friuli, Aquileia, Gorizia, Duino, Duino Aurisina
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Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia ©
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia
Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico ©

6
nights
Lignano Sabbiadoro

Lignano Sabbiadoro ©
Lignano Sabbiadoro is a town and comune within the province of Udine, in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of north-eastern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Lignano Sabbiadoro: Udine (Piazza San Giacomo, Loggia del Lionello, & more), Palmanova (Palmanova Citta Fortezza & Piazza Grande di Palmanova) and Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie (in Grado). There's still lots to do: stroll through Parco Zoo Punta Verde, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Aquileia, kick back and relax at Lignano Sabbiadoro Beach, and cool off at Aquasplash.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lignano Sabbiadoro trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Trieste to Lignano Sabbiadoro in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Trieste in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Lignano Sabbiadoro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Erto e Casso.

Things to do in Lignano Sabbiadoro

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Udine, Palmanova, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Aquileia, Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
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Lignano Sabbiadoro Beach ©
Lignano Sabbiadoro Beach
Parco Zoo Punta Verde ©
Parco Zoo Punta Verde
Parco Junior ©
Parco Junior

3
nights
Erto e Casso

Erto e Casso ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Erto e Casso: Parco Regionale delle Dolomiti Friulane (in Cimolais) and Barcis (Trail of Lake Barcis & Lago di Barcis).

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Erto e Casso road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Lignano Sabbiadoro to Erto e Casso in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Erto e Casso are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sappada.

Things to do in Erto e Casso

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cimolais, Barcis
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Diga del Vajont ©
Diga del Vajont
Lago di Barcis ©
Lago di Barcis

5
nights
Sappada

Sappada ©
Sappada is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Belluno, in the Italian region of Veneto.GeographyThe settlement is situated on the southern slopes of the Peralba mountain, part of the Carnic Alps range, close to the border with Austria. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Grotte di Pradis (in Clauzetto), Cascate dell'Arzino (in Vito d'Asio) and Prosciuttificio Wolf (in Sauris). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sappada Vecchia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pesariis, stroll through Passo Del Mulo Dai Laghi D'Olbe, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Volaia - Wolayersee.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sappada trip builder website .

You can drive from Erto e Casso to Sappada in 1.5 hours. In August in Sappada, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tarvisio.

Things to do in Sappada

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sauris, Forni Avoltri, Le Grotte di Pradis, Cascate dell'Arzino, Presepio di Teno
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Le Cascatelle ©
Le Cascatelle
Rifugio Calvi ©
Rifugio Calvi
Borgata Cima Sappada ©
Borgata Cima Sappada

7
nights
Tarvisio

Tarvisio ©
Tarvisio is a comune in the Province of Udine, the northeastern part of the autonomous Friuli Venezia Giulia region in Italy.GeographyThe town is situated in the Canal Valley between the Carnic Alps and Karawanks ranges in the north and the Julian Alps in the south. Change things up with these side-trips from Tarvisio: Torrente Palar (in Trasaghis), Casa delle Farfalle (in Bordano) and Gemona del Friuli (Gemona & Museo della Pieve e Tesoro del Duomo). Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Parco Naturale Regionale delle Prealpi Giulie. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laghi di Fusine, grab your bike and head to Saisera Wild Track, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Lussari, and get outside with Pista Ciclabile AlpeAdria.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tarvisio attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Sappada to Tarvisio takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tarvisio

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Venzone, Malborghetto-Valbruna, Gemona del Friuli, Lago Di Cavazzo, Parco Naturale Regionale delle Prealpi Giulie
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Laghi di Fusine ©
Laghi di Fusine
Lago del Predil ©
Lago del Predil
Casa delle Farfalle ©
Casa delle Farfalle