13 days in Bled, Croatia & Ljubljana Itinerary

13 days in Bled, Croatia & Ljubljana Itinerary

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Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Zadar, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Bled, Slovenia

— 1 night
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 16th (Sun), Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge, get great views at Ojstrica, head off the coast to Bled Island, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bled holiday planner.

Munich, Germany to Bled is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and car. In August, daytime highs in Bled are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Split, Croatia

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the sights as you ascend with Given2Fly Adventures, make a trip to Split Synagogue, then appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally stroll through Bacvice Beach. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Omis Cetina Canyon, contemplate the long history of Fortress Mirabella (Peovica), then stop by Origin Croatian Cosmetics, and finally examine the collection at Froggyland.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Split trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Split takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Bled in August, expect Split to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Dubrovnik City Walls and Dominican Monastery are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Lokrum Island and Sveti Jakov Beach. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. John's Fortress, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brsalje Street, and get great views at Minceta Fortress.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Zadar, Croatia

— 4 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Escape the urban bustle at Borik Beach and Vransko Jezero Nature Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of St. Donat and Konjicki Klub Vencel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zadar: Modric Cave (in Rovanjska) and Fortica Castle (in Novigrad). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), see Buggy Croatia, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Zadar trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Zadar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, Zadar is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 1 night
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 27th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Škofja Loka Castle, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Ljubljana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zadar in August; daily highs in Ljubljana reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Croatia travel guide

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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.