12 days in Brela, Plitvice Lakes National Park & Central Europe Itinerary

12 days in Brela, Plitvice Lakes National Park & Central Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Brela, Plitvice Lakes National Park & Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Detroit, United States
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Brela, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Detroit, United States

2
nights
Brela, Croatia

Brela is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia, population 1,771 (2001). Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the long history of Starigrad Fortress, and then take an in-depth tour of Arheoloska Muzejska Zbirka. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and then explore the fascinating underground world of Spilja Vranjaca.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brela trip itinerary builder app .

Detroit, USA to Brela is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Brela due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Brela, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Brela

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Omis, Arheoloska Muzejska Zbirka, Spilja Vranjaca
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River Rafting & Tubing
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress
Spilja Vranjaca ©
Spilja Vranjaca

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Konjicki Klub Rakovica, then take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, and then admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Brela to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac

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nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): trek along Mala Osojnica, then admire the landmark architecture of Bled Island, then stroll through Vintgar Gorge, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Succursal Church Of The Holy Spirit By The Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bled trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bled in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Succursal Church Of The Holy Spirit By The Lake, Church of St John the Baptist
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Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Zipline
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

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nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): go for a walk through Old Town, don't miss a visit to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", then make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum Hallstatt, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hallstatt trip planner.

You can drive from Bled to Hallstatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption
Hallstatt Lutheran Church ©
Hallstatt Lutheran Church

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nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and then steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock.

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Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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