16 days in Croatia, Ljubljana & Postojna Itinerary

16 days in Croatia, Ljubljana & Postojna Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in Croatia, Ljubljana & Postojna Itinerary

Start: Zagreb, Croatia
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Postojna, Slovenia
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
4
Groznjan, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Rovinj, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
12
Vodnjan, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Zagreb, Croatia

few
hours
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip itinerary tool .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Zagreb Airport. December in Zagreb sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 25th (Wed), you're off toLjubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Nightlife Outdoors

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ljubljana trip simple and quick.

Getting from Zagreb to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. On the 26th (Thu), you're off toPostojna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Parks

few
hours
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.
On the 26th (Thu), stop by Gustarna.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Postojna trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Ljubljana to Postojna by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Postojna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Groznjan.

Things to do in Postojna

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gustarna ©
Gustarna

1
night
Groznjan, Croatia

Groznjan ©
Grožnjan is a settlement and municipality in Croatia. On the 26th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Gallery Togy.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Groznjan online holiday planner .

You can drive from Postojna to Groznjan in 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Rovinj.

Things to do in Groznjan

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gallery Togy ©
Gallery Togy

1
night
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Stancija Collis has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): do a tasting at Matosevic Winery and then experience rural life at Stancija Collis.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovinj trip itinerary website .

Getting from Groznjan to Rovinj by car takes about an hour. December in Rovinj sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Pula.

Things to do in Rovinj

Wineries

Side Trip

Matosevic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Stancija Collis ©
Stancija Collis

1
night
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Food & Wine station Trapan and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Sea (Mornaricka crkva).

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pula trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by bus from Rovinj to Pula takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. December in Pula sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Food & Wine station Trapan ©
Food & Wine station Trapan

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Split Synagogue, then examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split, then learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Starigrad (Fortica). Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Palace Cipiko, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Split day trip planning app .

You can drive from Pula to Split in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Starigrad Fortress, Palace Cipiko, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at St. John's Fortress and Dominican Monastery. Explore hidden gems such as Vlaho Bukovac House and Minceta Fortress. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Brsalje Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Little Church of St. Nicholas (Crkva sv. Nikole), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue, and enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik vacation app .

Traveling by bus from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vlaho Bukovac House
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Vlaho Bukovac House ©
Vlaho Bukovac House
St. John's Fortress ©
St. John's Fortress

1
night
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Elias - St Elias Church, see the interesting displays at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art, and then make a trip to Duke's palace.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zadar day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Zadar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zadar when traveling from Dubrovnik in January, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan

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.
To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb road trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vodnjan.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Samobor Castle, Marija Bistrica Church
Highlights from your plan
Samobor Castle ©
Samobor Castle
Ilica ©
Ilica

3
nights
Vodnjan, Croatia

Vodnjan ©
Vodnjan or Dignano is a town and municipality in Istria County, Croatia.DemographicsAccording to the 2011 census, there are 3,613 inhabitants in Vodnjan-Dignano with total municipality population of 6,119. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for gifts at Baioco, examine the collection at Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, then pause for some serene contemplation at church of Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Elizabeth, and finally learn about winemaking at Vina Radovan. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Pazin Abyss, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Mary of Skriljine, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Sopot Waterfall.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vodnjan trip app .

You can drive from Zagreb to Vodnjan in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zagreb in January: high temperatures in Vodnjan hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vodnjan

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pazin, Sopot Waterfall, church of Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Elizabeth, Vina Radovan
Highlights from your plan
Vina Radovan ©
Vina Radovan
Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum ©
Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum
Apoteka ©
Apoteka

Similar Plans

3 days in Zagreb BY A USER FROM CROATIA October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 24 days in Croatia, Mostar & Frankfurt BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 59 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 54 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes National Park BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA October, teens, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Zagreb BY A USER FROM CROATIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Africa, Europe, United States & Mexico BY A USER FROM EGYPT October, teens, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Zagreb BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Croatia, Mostar & Frankfurt BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Zagreb & Istria BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans