13 days in Italy, Slovenia & Zagreb Itinerary

13 days in Italy, Slovenia & Zagreb Itinerary

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13 days in Italy, Slovenia & Zagreb Itinerary

Start: Thessaloniki, Greece
Drive:  12 h
1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  10 h 30 min
End: Thessaloniki, Greece

5
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Visiting Straza Bled and Triglav National Park will get you outdoors. Head to Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio and Old Town Souvenirsfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Radovljica Old Town (in Radovljica) and Bled (Parasailing & Paragliding, Bled Castle (Blejski Grad), & more). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Agent Panda Concept Store, have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), and take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana trip itinerary builder tool .

Thessaloniki, Greece to Ljubljana is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Thessaloniki to Ljubljana, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Thessaloniki in August; daily highs in Ljubljana reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bled, Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio, Radovljica Old Town
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get some cultural insight at Cannaregio and St. Mark's Square. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, hunt for treasures at Mercatino dell'Antiquariato Campo San Maurizio, stop by BrAgora, and take a stroll through Dorsoduro.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Ljubljana in August, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Como.

Things to do in Venice

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 14th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, and then look for gifts at Fratelli Ciapponi. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at i Giardini di Villa Melzi and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Onno.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Como sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Venice to Como in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Zagreb.

Things to do in Como

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Castello di Vezio, Spiaggia di Onno, Villa del Balbianello, I Giardini di Villa Melzi, Fratelli Ciapponi
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Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Como to Zagreb in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Como in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zagreb, with lows of 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping
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Ban Josip Jelačić Square ©
Ban Josip Jelačić Square

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