16 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Venice Itinerary

16 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Venice Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
2
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
3
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
5
Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cafe Buza as well as Cave Bar More. Get outdoors at Srebreno Beach and Sveti Jakov Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dubrovnik City Walls and War Photo Limited. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brsalje Street, steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik vacation planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Dubrovnik, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You'll set off for Split on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Srebreno Beach
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get some cultural insight at Palazzo di Diocleziano and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Visit Old Split and Kliška tvrđava for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Riva Harbor.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Split trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Split, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Old Split ©
Old Split

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.
On the 12th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, thentake a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Ljubljana takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Split in September, with highs in Ljubljana at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Cankarjevo Nabrežje ©
Cankarjevo Nabrežje

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Predjama Castle. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Straža Bled.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bled trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Bled, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pula.

Things to do in Bled

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Predjama Castle
Highlights from your plan
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, step into the grandiose world of Kastel, thenexplore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pula day trip planning site.

You can drive from Bled to Pula in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Bled in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Pula, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Arco dei Sergi ©
Arco dei Sergi

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and St Mark's Campanile. Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and San Giorgio Maggiore are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice itinerary planner.

Getting from Pula to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Venice are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will leave for home on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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