15 days in Croatia, Ljubljana & Central Slovenia & Veneto Itinerary

15 days in Croatia, Ljubljana & Central Slovenia & Veneto Itinerary

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15 days in Croatia, Ljubljana & Central Slovenia & Veneto Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + Shuttle:  14 h
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 45 min
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Toronto, Canada


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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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Dubrovnik is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Dubrovnik is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Spanjola, then admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, and then stroll through Mekicevica Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): do a tasting at Tomic Winery and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar journey builder .

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 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Senses Split. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then walk around Marjan Park, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Split tour planner.

Getting from Hvar to Split by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Split, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
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 14th (Sun): race across the water with a speed boat tour and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zadar holiday planner .

Drive from Split to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Split in June, Zadar is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Tours Outdoors Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours

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.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Batinovac Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, admire the sheer force of Batinovac Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park route planner.

Traveling by bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

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 16th (Tue): stroll around Tivoli Park, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally visit Ljubljana Old Town. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), then don't miss a visit to Preseren Square, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana day trip app .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ljubljana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Tivoli Park ©
Tivoli Park

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Arena di Verona, Casa di Giulietta, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Venice route maker site .

Drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ljubljana in June since evenings lows in Venice dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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