31 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

31 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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31 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly + Shuttle:  17 h
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 45 min
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Trogir, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Sibenik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Zadar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
7
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
9
Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
11
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Calgary, Canada

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation, take an in-depth tour of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, then take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Snow. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress, then steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and then get to know the fascinating history of Brsalje Street.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip maker tool .

Calgary, Canada to Dubrovnik is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Time (CET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Calgary in September, expect nights in Dubrovnik to be warmer, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Church of Saint Blaise ©
Church of Saint Blaise
Brsalje Street ©
Brsalje Street

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): do a tasting at Tomic Winery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St Peter and the Dominican Monastery.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jelsa, Stari Grad, Dubovica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy ©

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step off the beaten path and head to Punta Rata Beach and Tucepi Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Brela Beach and Drasnice. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, and make a trip to Gaspina mlinica.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Split online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Split can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Trogir.

Things to do in Split

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brela, Drasnice, Gaspina mlinica, Tucepi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Old Split ©
Old Split

2
nights
Trogir, Croatia

Trogir ©
A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, then contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir, and then make a trip to Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Velika Raduca Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Chapel of Ivan Orsini.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Trogir day trip planner .

Drive from Split to Trogir in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Trogir, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sibenik.

Things to do in Trogir

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Primosten, Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Sibenik, Croatia

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at St. Michael's Fortress, steep yourself in history at Barone Fortress, contemplate the long history of The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium Terrarium Sibenik, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Muzej betinske drvene brodogradnje, then stop by Pirate's Candy Ship, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of st. Constantius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Gospe van Grada.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Sibenik online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Trogir to Sibenik in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Sibenik are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Sibenik

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Church of st. Constantius, Muzej betinske drvene brodogradnje, Pirate's Candy Ship
Highlights from your plan
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik
St. Michael's Fortress ©
St. Michael's Fortress
Church of Gospe van Grada ©
Church of Gospe van Grada

3
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bosana Beach Pag and Cista Beach. Get some historical perspective at Church of St. Donat and Zadar Land City Gates. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Solana Nin Salt Museum and make a trip to Bell Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zadar trip planner.

You can take a bus from Sibenik to Zadar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Zadar when traveling from Sibenik in September, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pag, Solana Nin Salt Museum
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates
Solana Nin Salt Museum ©
Solana Nin Salt Museum

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Prstavac, and finally admire the sheer force of Batinovac Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Slapovi Milke Trnine, then take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, and finally identify plant and animal life at Rastoke.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Rastoke ©
Rastoke
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac

2
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stop by Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town. On your second day here, do a tasting at Stancija Collis, kick back and relax at Mulini Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj.

To find maps, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovinj itinerary planner.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Pula.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Porec
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica

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.
On the 24th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Naval Cemetery and then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, examine the collection at Museum Olei Histriae, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Francis.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Pula trip itinerary builder tool .

Take a bus from Rovinj to Pula in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Pula can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus
Museum Olei Histriae ©
Museum Olei Histriae

3
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Get some cultural insight at Bled Castle and Church of St John the Baptist. Get outdoors at Zipline and Mala Osojnica. Change things up with a short trip to Velika Planina in Stahovica (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Straza Bled, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church, admire the sheer force of Iglica Waterfall, and stroll through Bled Island.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bled trip planning tool .

Drive from Pula to Bled in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Pula in September, things will get little chillier in Bled: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Church of St John the Baptist, St Peter's Church, Velika Planina
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica
Velika Planina ©
Velika Planina

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 29th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle and then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, then go deep underground at Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip app .

Getting from Bled to Ljubljana by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Predjama Castle, Celje Castle, Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum
Highlights from your plan
Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum ©
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

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nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad). On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun and then contemplate the waterfront views at Jarun Lake.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip builder app .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Jarun Lake
Jarun Lake
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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