15 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Venice Itinerary

15 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Venice Itinerary

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15 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Venice Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  17​h
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Bol, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Taxi + Fly + Shuttle:  6​h 30​min
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Postojna, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

1
night
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 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Dubrovnik is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect nights in Dubrovnik to be much hotter, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

2
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
On the 16th (Tue), stroll through Paklina Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, and then stroll through Sumartin Beach. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Murvica Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn).

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bol trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Dubrovnik to Bol in 4.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Bol are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach
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Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Hvar Beach, then get great views at Spanjola, and then kick back and relax at Dubovica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Zavala, enjoy the sand and surf at Sveta Nedilja, and then stroll through Exotic Beach.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bol to Hvar takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Bled.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sveta Nedilja, Dubovica Beach, Zavala Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja
Zavala Beach ©
Zavala Beach

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Straza Bled, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Iglica Waterfall. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Bled trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Hvar to Bled in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hvar in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bled, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Postojna.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Vintgar Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Straza Bled ©
Straza Bled

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, then Head underground at Skocjan Caves, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Koper City Beach. On the next day, make a trip to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. George, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Park Strunjan, and finally kick back and relax at Portoroz Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Postojna travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bled to Postojna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Postojna can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Piran, Portoroz Beach, Skocjan Caves, Koper City Beach, Nature Park Strunjan
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Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George

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.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace are in your itinerary. Basilica di San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, & more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Dorsoduro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Postojna to Venice in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Postojna in June, Venice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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