17 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Venice Itinerary

17 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Venice Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Old Town, then get a taste of the local shopping with Art by Stjepko, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik travel planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Dubrovnik, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Korcula Town, Croatia

— 3 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, make a trip to Korcula Town Walls, take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Treasury Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luka Beach.

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You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches

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Hvar, Croatia

— 3 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, kick back and relax at Mlini Beach, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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Getting from Korcula Town to Hvar by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
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Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Split can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks
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Bled, Slovenia

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's lots more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, head off the coast to Bled Island, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and hike along Mala Osojnica.

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Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bled by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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Getting from Bled to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Bled in July, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.