29 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

29 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and then browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb road trip website.

Sarnia, Canada to Zagreb is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Sarnia in September, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 6 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Museum of Hostages (in Begunje na Gorenjskem), Bled (Zakladi Slovenije, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). Spend the 13th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and snap pictures at Dragon Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Zagreb to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, explore the activities along Milanovac Lake, explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, then admire the sheer force of Great Cascades, and finally admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks

Zadar, Croatia

— 1 night
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Bell Tower, then make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then make a trip to Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole, and finally contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zadar travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites

Split, Croatia

— 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Go for a jaunt from Split to Trogir to see Historic City of Trogir about 46 minutes away. Dedicate the 20th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, and contemplate the long history of Old Split.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Split, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvar, Croatia

— 4 nights

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.
On the 25th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress, learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mlini Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Benedictine Monastery.

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Ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. September in Hvar sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 4 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at Korcula Explorer, do a tasting at Lovric Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and make a trip to Korcula Old City.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 4 nights

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 3rd (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: visit Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary app.

Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Pula, Croatia

— 2 nights
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.
On the 5th (Tue), stop by Baioco, relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, then explore the ancient world of Pula Arena, and finally admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pula trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Pula in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in October since evenings lows in Pula dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.

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.