27 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

27 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights

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Zagreb, Croatia

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and hunt for treasures at Ban Josip Jelačić Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zagreb attractions planning website.

Sarnia, Canada to Zagreb is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Sarnia in September, Zagreb is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Walking tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bled (Triglav National Park, Bled Island, &more) and Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle). There's still lots to do: visit Ljubljana Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

1
night

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 (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

1
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Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 21st (Tue), squeeze the most out of the city with Zadar Walking Tour, delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, enjoy breathtaking views from Bell Tower, then don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then don't miss a visit to Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole, and finally add some adventure to your tour with Kayak & Bike Adventure.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zadar attractions site.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zadar Walking Tour ©
Zadar Walking Tour
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
 Kayak & Bike Adventure ©
Kayak & Bike Adventure

4
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Split, Croatia

Split ©

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Change things up with a short trip to Historic City of Trogir in Trogir (about 46 minutes away). Dedicate the 23rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, stop by Filigran Split, stroll around Marjan Park, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Split road trip planning website.

Getting from Zadar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Split. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©

Croatian St. Tropez

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benedictine Monastery, take the plunge with Skydiving Tandem Hvar, and learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvar holiday builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Tours · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Skydiving Tandem Hvar ©
Skydiving Tandem Hvar
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci

3
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at Korcula Explorer, don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel, get engrossed in the history at Korcula Town Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town day trip planner.

Getting from Hvar to Korcula Town by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Korcula Explorer ©
Korcula Explorer
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Korcula Town Museum ©
Korcula Town Museum

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
On the 5th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, make a trip to Pile Gate, and get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

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Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In October, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally get to know the resident critters at Aquarium Pula.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pula road trip site.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Pula in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Pula when traveling from Dubrovnik in October, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil ©
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

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