10 days in Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 10th (Fri), visit Ljubljana Old Town, thensnap pictures at Triple Bridge, and then snap pictures at Dragon Bridge. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Ojstrica, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and then stroll around Volčji Potok Arboretum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana driving holiday tool.

London, UK to Ljubljana is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from London in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Ljubljana, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bled, Volčji Potok Arboretum
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Volčji Potok Arboretum ©
Volčji Potok Arboretum

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 12th (Sun), look for gifts at Galerie Ana, stroll around Medvednica, and then make a trip to Marshal Tito Square / Trg Marsala Tita.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Zagreb sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Nature Parks Shopping
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Medvednica ©
Medvednica
Galerie Ana ©
Galerie Ana

1
night
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 13th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Galovac Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, explore the activities along Lake Vir, contemplate the waterfront views at Malo Lake, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Batinovac Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Batinovac Waterfall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Galovac Lake ©
Galovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac

1
night
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), thenexamine the collection at Live Museum Split, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Split trip planner.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Split can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Food Tours
Zipline
Room Escape Games

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, take in the pleasant sights at Ronald Brown Pathway, get great views at Minceta Fortress, thencontemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and finally see the interesting displays at Love Stories Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Prijeko street, thenexplore the galleries of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Ronald Brown Pathway
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Minceta Fortress ©
Minceta Fortress

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