15 days in Croatia, Postojna & Ljubljana Itinerary

15 days in Croatia, Postojna & Ljubljana Itinerary

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Zagreb, Croatia
— Few hours
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Opatija, Croatia
— Few hours
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Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Rovinj, Croatia
— Few hours
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Groznjan, Croatia
— 1 night
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Postojna, Slovenia
— Few hours
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb journey planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Zagreb is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Cape Town in December: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 7°C and lows are around -1°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

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Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sipan, Malvasija Wine Bar, Skar Winery Dubrovnik, and other attractions you added. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Ston Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, sample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company, then admire the landmark architecture of Minceta Fortress, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Malvasija Wine Bar.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. December in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Side Trip

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Nightlife
Malvasija Wine Bar
4.8

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Split, Croatia

Split ©

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dubovica Beach, To Je To, Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), and other attractions you added. On the 29th (Sun), get a taste of local nightlife at To Je To. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Dubovica Beach, make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Leopold's Delicatessen Bar.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Split trip planner.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December in Split, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Opatija.

Things to do in Split

Nightlife · Wineries · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Putalj Winery
4.8
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Nightlife
To Je To
4.5

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Opatija, Croatia

Opatija ©
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Crkva Navjestenja, get engrossed in the history at Croatian Museum of Tourism, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jacob, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Sv. Jakova, then pause for some photo ops at Madonna del Mare Statue, and finally stop by Kredenca Opatija.

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Getting from Split to Opatija by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Split, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Opatija, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Opatija

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Historic Site
Crkva Navjestenja
4.2
Religious Site
Saint Jacob
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History Museum
Croatian Museum of Tourism
3.8

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Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Benazic Winery, Cadenela Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Opg Toffetti, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pula road trip app.

Traveling by car from Opatija to Pula takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Opatija in December since evenings lows in Pula dip to 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Rovinj.

Things to do in Pula

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Winery / Vineyard
Babos Wine
4.8
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Winery / Vineyard
Benazic Winery
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Museum Olei Histriae
4.6

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Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Main Street as well as Stancija Collis. On the 2nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, then don't miss a visit to Town Clock, and finally learn about winemaking at Stancija Collis.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovinj online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Pula to Rovinj takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Groznjan.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Wineries
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Historic Walking Area
Main Street
4.6
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Winery / Vineyard
Stancija Collis
4.5

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Groznjan, Croatia

Groznjan ©
Grožnjan is a settlement and municipality in Croatia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Dvigrad.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Groznjan road trip planning app.

Getting from Rovinj to Groznjan by car takes about an hour. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Postojna.

Things to do in Groznjan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Ruin
Dvigrad
4.5

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Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Postojna travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Groznjan to Postojna in 1.5 hours. In January in Postojna, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -5°C at night. You'll set off for Ljubljana on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Postojna

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

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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 3rd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Postojna to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Walking Area
Cankarjevo Nabrežje
4.7

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb

Little Vienna

Your day by day itinerary now includes Radiceva as well as Vinoteka Bornstein. On the 5th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Radiceva, then get a taste of local nightlife at Vinoteka Bornstein, and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Samobor Castle, explore the activities along Jarun Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, then wander the streets of Strossmayer Promenade, and finally walk around Strossmayer Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb route maker website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Water Body
Jarun Lake
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Castle
Samobor Castle
4.2
Neighborhood
Strossmayer Promenade
4.4

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