16 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Prague, Czech Republic
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Mljet Island, Croatia
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h 30​min
3
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Porec, Croatia
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 45​min
End: Venice, Italy


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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Maritime Museum, contemplate the long history of St. John's Fortress, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker website .

Prague, Czech Republic to Dubrovnik is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in September, with highs in Dubrovnik at 29°C and lows at 20°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mljet Island.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Mljet Island, Croatia

Mljet Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Blato Village and then Head underground at Odysseus Cave.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mljet Island day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Mljet Island takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mljet Island can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will leave for Split on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Mljet Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Blato Village ©
Blato Village

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Fortress Starigrad (Fortica). On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, contemplate the long history of Old Split, then don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, and finally see the interesting displays at Live Museum Split.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Split trip website .

You can ride a ferry from Mljet Island to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), Church Of St. Roch
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Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) ©
Fortress Starigrad (Fortica)
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

2
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Zadar Land City Gates, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Chrysogonus Church, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and finally make a trip to The Forum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Narodni trg u Zadru, examine the collection at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art, then make a trip to The Church of the Holy Cross, then make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), and finally Head underground at Modric Cave (Modric Spilja).

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zadar day trip planning tool .

Getting from Split to Zadar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Zadar when traveling from Split in September, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Church of the Holy Cross, Modric Cave (Modric Spilja)
Highlights from your plan
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Prstavac, then explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, then admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, and finally explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Step out of the city life by going to Tolmin Gorge and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Popular historic sites such as Celje Castle and Ljubljanski Grad are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad) in Ptuj (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrezje, look and learn at Planetarij Ljubljana, and wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ljubljana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Celje Castle, Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad), Tolmin Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle
Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad) ©
Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad)
Tolmin Gorge ©
Tolmin Gorge

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nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
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 5th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bled vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Bled, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Radovljica Old Town, Bohinj Bowling
Highlights from your plan
Radovljica Old Town ©
Radovljica Old Town
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

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nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj, get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then examine the collection at Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Dvigrad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Peek & Poke Computer Museum, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, then see the interesting displays at Museum Olei Histriae, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of St. Thomas the Apostle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovinj trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Bled to Rovinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bled in October: high temperatures in Rovinj hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Porec.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pula, Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, Peek & Poke Computer Museum, Dvigrad
Highlights from your plan
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia
Main Street ©
Main Street

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night
Porec, Croatia

Porec ©
With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
On the 9th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Traktor Story, contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, then get to know the fascinating history of Eufrazijeva Street, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Porec road trip planner.

Porec is just a stone's throw from Rovinj. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Porec

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town
Traktor Story ©
Traktor Story

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