16 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Alicante, Spain
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Bovec, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Postojna, Slovenia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
11
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
12
Stahovica, Slovenia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
13
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: London, United Kingdom


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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lapad Beach, Fort Imperial, Kayaking & Canoeing, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, then steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, and finally kick back and relax at Lapad Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then steep yourself in history at Fort Imperial.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik sightseeing planning site .

Alicante, Spain to Dubrovnik is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Dubrovnik is little chillier than Alicante - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. You'll set off for Split on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palazzo di Diocleziano, Riva Harbor and Trogir Square. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old Split and stroll around Marjan Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Split trip planner .

Take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trogir Square
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Old Split ©
Old Split
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

1
night
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Five Wells Square (Trg 5 Bunara), Narodni trg u Zadru and The Forum. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Forum, then don't miss a visit to Narodni trg u Zadru, then don't miss a visit to Five Wells Square (Trg 5 Bunara), and finally don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Zadar trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Split to Zadar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Split in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zadar, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites
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Narodni trg u Zadru ©
Narodni trg u Zadru
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
The Forum ©
The Forum

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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 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You've added Tkalciceva, Manduševac, Zagreb 360, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), get a taste of the local shopping with Dolac Market, hunt for treasures at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, then take in panoramic vistas at Zagreb 360, and finally ponder the design of Manduševac.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zagreb trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Tkalciceva ©
Tkalciceva

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), then stroll around Congress Square (Kongresni trg), then explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, and finally take in the views from Ponte Dei Cappuccini.

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Getting from Zagreb to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In October in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. You'll set off for Bled on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Capuchin Bridge
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Congress Square (Kongresni trg) ©
Congress Square (Kongresni trg)

1
night
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Bohinj as well as Ojstrica. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get great views at Ojstrica, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bled route website .

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bled are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Lake Bohinj
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Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj

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night
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

Kranjska Gora ©
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zelenci Nature Reserve as well as Lake Jasna. On the 11th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Jasna and then identify plant and animal life at Zelenci Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kranjska Gora tour itinerary builder .

You can take a bus from Bled to Kranjska Gora in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October in Kranjska Gora, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps ©
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps
Zelenci Nature Reserve ©
Zelenci Nature Reserve
Lake Jasna ©
Lake Jasna

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night
Bovec, Slovenia

Bovec ©
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): appreciate the views at Soca Valley.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bovec online trip builder .

You can drive from Kranjska Gora to Bovec in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Bovec, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. You'll set off for Postojna on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Bovec

Parks Nature
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Soca Valley ©
Soca Valley

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hours
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle and then explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Postojna trip site .

Traveling by car from Bovec to Postojna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Postojna are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

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night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana
To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana itinerary builder app .

Traveling by bus from Postojna to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stahovica.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Stahovica, Slovenia

Stahovica ©
Most visitors take a trip to Strahovica to access a popular hiking area, magical in all seasons.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mali grad as well as Velika Planina. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Velika Planina and then delve into the distant past at Mali grad.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stahovica itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Ljubljana to Stahovica takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Stahovica

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Little Castle
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Velika Planina ©
Velika Planina
Little Castle ©
Little Castle

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nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana
To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Stahovica to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

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