7 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

7 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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7 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Pula, Croatia
1
Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
2
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
3
Porec, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Piran, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Opatija, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Pula, Croatia

1
night
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 18th (Sun): stop by Dolija 08, head off the coast to Isola di Levan, then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Francis, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Penizule Beach, then explore the engaging exhibits at MEMO Museum Pula, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Sea (Mornaricka crkva), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pula Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pula trip itinerary maker website .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airports are Pula Airport, Zadar Airport and Zagreb Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Rovinj.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Penizule Beach, Isola di Levan
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Monastery and Church of St. Francis ©
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

2
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 20th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Mulini Beach, don't miss a visit to Port of Rovinj, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally wander the streets of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Monkodonja Hill Fort, delve into the distant past at Dvigrad, then do a tasting at Stancija Collis, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cuvi Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovinj vacation maker site .

Getting from Pula to Rovinj by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Rovinj can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Porec.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Dvigrad
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Mulini Beach ©
Mulini Beach
Main Street ©
Main Street
Old Town ©
Old Town

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night
Porec, Croatia

Porec ©
With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Jama - Grotta Baredine, admire the striking features of Decumanus Street, steep yourself in history at Round Tower, then contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, then get to know the fascinating history of Eufrazijeva Street, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Porec trip maker .

Porec is just a short distance from Rovinj. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Piran.

Things to do in Porec

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Jama - Grotta Baredine ©
Jama - Grotta Baredine
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica

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night
Piran, Slovenia

Piran ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Nature Park Strunjan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cerkev Marije Snezne, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cloisters of Saint Francis Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. George.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Piran trip planner .

Getting from Porec to Piran by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Piran

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Nature Park Strunjan
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Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Cerkev Marije Snezne ©
Cerkev Marije Snezne

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night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the activities along River Ljubljanica Kanal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), and then stop by Zakladi Slovenije.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ljubljana travel route planner.

You can drive from Piran to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Piran in August, things will get a bit cooler in Ljubljana: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Opatija.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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few
hours
Opatija, Croatia

Opatija ©
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jacob and then don't miss a visit to Maiden With The Seagull.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Opatija journey maker site .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Opatija in 2 hours. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, expect Opatija to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Opatija

Historic Sites
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Saint Jacob ©
Saint Jacob
Maiden With The Seagull ©
Maiden With The Seagull

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