10 days in Croatia, Ljubljana & Bled Itinerary

10 days in Croatia, Ljubljana & Bled Itinerary

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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
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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 17th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius and then steep yourself in history at Old Split.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Split day trip tool.

London, UK to Split is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Split due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Split: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites
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Old Split ©
Old Split
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zadar trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Split to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Split in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zadar, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zadar

Transportation · Outdoors · Tours
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Speed Boats Tours

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Postojna (Predjama Castle & Postojna Cave). Spend the 21st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, and stroll around Tivoli Park.

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Drive from Zadar to Ljubljana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in September, expect Ljubljana to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Postojna
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle

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Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Bled road trip app.

Getting from Ljubljana to Bled by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bled

Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum.

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Drive from Bled to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. September in Zagreb sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
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Walking tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

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