23 days in Slovenia, Italy & Croatia Itinerary

23 days in Slovenia, Italy & Croatia Itinerary

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Koper, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Portorož, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Izola, Slovenia
— 1 day
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Piran, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Ankaran, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Muggia, Italy
— 1 night
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Trieste, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Opatija, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Umag, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Koper, Slovenia

— 3 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve, then get great views at Strunjan Cliff, and finally kick back and relax at Svetilnik Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Koper online holiday planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Koper is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Portorož.

Things to do in Koper

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Portorož, Slovenia

— 2 nights
A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
On the 13th (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then walk around Forma Viva, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of the Virgin Mary of the Rosary, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Portorož Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Grand Casino Portorož.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Portorož tour itinerary builder tool.

Portorož is just a short distance from Koper. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Izola.

Things to do in Portorož

Casinos · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Parks

Izola, Slovenia

— 1 day
Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get outside with Šalet Tunnel and then explore the ancient world of Simonov Zaliv Archaeological Park.

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Izola is very close to Portorož. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to Piran.

Things to do in Izola

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Piran, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Port Piran, make a trip to Tartini Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, then don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Rocco/ Cerkev sv. Roka. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Piran Aquarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krstilnica sv.Janeza Krstnika, then get curious at Mediadom Pyrhani, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marija Snežne Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piran Minorite Monastery.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Piran road trip planner.

Piran is very close to Izola. In July, daily temperatures in Piran can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ankaran.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Ankaran, Slovenia

— 1 night
Ankaran is a town in the Municipality of Ankaran, located near the border with Italy, in the Littoral region of Slovenia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Monastery of Saint Nicholas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, then explore the historical opulence of Socerb Castle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at The Bay of St. Bartholomew.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ankaran road trip planner.

Ankaran is just a short distance from Piran. In July, daily temperatures in Ankaran can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Muggia.

Things to do in Ankaran

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Muggia, Italy

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Muggia, then steep yourself in history at Muggia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Municipio di Muggia.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Muggia tour planner.

Muggia is very close to Ankaran. In July, daily temperatures in Muggia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Trieste.

Things to do in Muggia

Historic Sites

Trieste, Italy

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico and Castello di San Giusto. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bibione Lighthouse and Cripta Degli Scavi. Step out of Trieste with an excursion to Palmanova Village in Aiello del Friuli--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, head outdoors with Grotta Gigante, and examine the collection at Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Trieste trip planner.

Trieste is very close to Muggia. In July in Trieste, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and Piazza delle Erbe. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli, Chiesa delle Sante Teuteria e Tosca, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Alberoni, and don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Trieste to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Opatija.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Opatija, Croatia

— 2 nights
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the activities along Moscenicka Draga, make a trip to Maiden With The Seagull, then walk around The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina, then get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare, and finally wander the streets of Volosko. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle, then look for gifts at Aura Distillery, then wander the streets of The town of Hum, and finally kick back and relax at Plomin Luka.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Opatija visit planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Opatija takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Opatija can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Umag.

Things to do in Opatija

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

Umag, Croatia

— 2 nights
Umag is a coastal city in Istria, Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): cool off at Aquapark Istralandia, do a tasting at Kozlović Winery, and then stop by Cuj. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Pinesta Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Go kart Umag, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally admire the striking features of Church of St. Mary and St. Peregrin.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Umag trip planning tool.

You can drive from Opatija to Umag in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bled.

Things to do in Umag

Beaches · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bled, Slovenia

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): hike along Vintgar Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bled Island, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stroll through Straža Bled, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Parish Church, admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, then hike along Mala Osojnica, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bled attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Umag to Bled takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.