21 days in Croatia & Ljubljana Itinerary

21 days in Croatia & Ljubljana Itinerary

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21 days in Croatia & Ljubljana Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Drive:  13 h 30 min
1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Medveja, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Kuterevo, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Sibenik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev), take in the views from Triple Bridge, then get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrezje, then make a trip to Mestni Trg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip itinerary planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ljubljana is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in juli, you will find days in Ljubljana are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev) ©
Cankarjevo Nabrezje ©
Cankarjevo Nabrezje

2
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 14th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin Church, ponder the design of Fountain on Main Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, make a trip to Town Clock, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally visit Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Grad Porec, contemplate the long history of Round Tower, then contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Decumanus Street, and finally learn about winemaking at Stancija Collis.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Rovinj trip itinerary website.

Getting from Ljubljana to Rovinj by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in juli, Rovinj is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Medveja.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trip

Porec
Highlights from your plan
Main Street ©
Main Street
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Medveja, Croatia

Medveja ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll through Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Ethnographic Museum and then kick back and relax at Medevja Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Medveja online travel route planner.

Getting from Rovinj to Medveja by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Rovinj in juli, Medveja is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuterevo.

Things to do in Medveja

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ethnographic Museum, Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka
Highlights from your plan
Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka ©
Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka

1
night
Kuterevo, Croatia

Kuterevo
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Velebit Association Kuterevo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Sanctuary.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuterevo road trip planning tool.

Drive from Medveja to Kuterevo in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Kuterevo

Parks Wildlife

2
nights
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 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Duke's palace, delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, take in panoramic vistas at Bell Tower, then don't miss a visit to The Forum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Modric Cave (Modric Spilja), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Chrysogonus Church, then make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Elias - St Elias Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Solana Nin Salt Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zadar trip planning site.

Getting from Kuterevo to Zadar by car takes about 2 hours. juli in Zadar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Modric Cave (Modric Spilja), Solana Nin Salt Museum
Highlights from your plan
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Cathedral ©
Zadar Cathedral

5
nights
Sibenik, Croatia

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Visiting Beach Slanica and Cigrada Beach will get you outdoors. The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik and St. Michael's Fortress are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Sibenik's surroundings by going to Podvrske Beach (in Murter) and Primosten (Velika Raduca Beach, Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Sokolarski Raptor Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Barbara, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and steep yourself in history at Dalmatian Ethno Village.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sibenik trip planning site.

Take a bus from Zadar to Sibenik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Zadar in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Sibenik. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Sibenik

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Murter, Primosten, Our Lady of Carmel Church
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, enjoy the sand and surf at Bacvice Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum of Senses Split, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then see the interesting displays at Froggyland, and finally take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Kasuni Beach, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then stroll around Marjan Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Split Archaeological Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Split vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Sibenik to Split in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In juli, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Parks Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bacvice Beach ©
Bacvice Beach
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Split Archaeological Museum ©
Split Archaeological Museum

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Lovrijenac and Minceta Fortress. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dubrovnik City Walls and Cavtat Cemetery. Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, don't miss a visit to Brsalje Street, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, and contemplate the long history of St. John's Fortress.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat
Highlights from your plan
Vlaho Bukovac House ©
Vlaho Bukovac House
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

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