9 days in Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

9 days in Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

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9 days in Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

Zagreb, Croatia
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly + train + bus:  9​h 15​min
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bled (Lake Bled, Bled Castle (Blejski Grad), & more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, take in the views from Tromostovje, and admire the landmark architecture of Hauptmannova Hisa.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana itinerary maker.

Zagreb, Croatia to Ljubljana is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Split.

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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar) ©
Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar)

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then take in the awesome beauty at Marjan. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Split custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Split in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in October: high temperatures in Split hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius ©
Marjan ©
Marjan

3
days
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Gradske Zidine, steep yourself in history at Rector's Palace, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Gornji Ugao Tower.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik holiday planner.

You can fly from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In October in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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