23 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

23 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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23 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Sarnia, Canada
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h
End: Sarnia, Canada

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planner.

Sarnia, Canada to Zagreb is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sarnia to Zagreb. Traveling from Sarnia in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Zagreb, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Room Escape Games
Walking tours

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Bled (Lake Bled, Vintgar Gorge, & more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, stroll around Tivoli Park, and step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ljubljana using our trip planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. September in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bled, Vintgar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip planning website .

Getting from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, wildlife, parks, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Roko, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Split, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

3
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Step out of Korcula Town with an excursion to Proizd Island in Vela Luka--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, get to know the fascinating history of Kula Svih Svetih, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, and catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Korcula Town sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Korcula Town takes 4.5 hours. September in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Lumbarda, Proizd Island
Highlights from your plan
Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach

3
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.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, nature, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanjola, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, and do a tasting at Tomic Winery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar day trip planner .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Hvar in 5 hours. In September in Hvar, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bol: Supetar (Supetar Bay, Parish church complex, & more) and Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), do a tasting at Stina, and contemplate the long history of Dolina Blaca.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bol trip planner .

Drive from Hvar to Bol in 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Supetar, Sumartin Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, don't miss a visit to Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Bol to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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