10 days in Croatian Coast, Croatian Islands & Slovenia Itinerary

10 days in Croatian Coast, Croatian Islands & Slovenia Itinerary

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10 days in Croatian Coast, Croatian Islands & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly + Shuttle:  13 h 30 min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 45 min
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 30 min
5
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Boston, United States

2
nights
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Adriatic Kayak Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Lovrijenac and Cavtat Cemetery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lapad and Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, and see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited.

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Boston, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Cavtat Cemetery
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Lapad ©
Lapad
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery

1
night
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): do a tasting at Tomic Winery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach, then steep yourself in history at Spanjola, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hvar itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, Tomic Winery
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

1
night
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take a stroll through Riva Harbor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Riva Harbor ©
Riva Harbor
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, then delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Zadar attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Split in July, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Zadar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Church of the Holy Cross
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

2
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally explore the ancient world of National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, and finally steep yourself in history at Round Tower.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Zadar to Rovinj takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. July in Rovinj sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porec, Amphitheatre de Pula, National Park Brijuni
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Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica
Main Street ©
Main Street

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll around Tivoli Park, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja).

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana travel route planner.

Getting from Rovinj to Ljubljana by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, Ljubljana is a bit cooler than Rovinj - with highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Tivoli Park ©
Tivoli Park

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