8 days in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Slovenia Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive
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Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Taxi to Zadar, Fly to Rovinj
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bovec, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, then take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, then contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and finally get great views at Minceta Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Sveti Jakov Beach, and finally take a stroll through Lapad.

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Paris, France to Dubrovnik is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 1 night
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luka Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Korcula Town online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 1 night

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the views from Latin Bridge, see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum, steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then steep yourself in history at Vijećnica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo trip builder.

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Sarajevo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Korcula Town in August: high temperatures in Sarajevo hover around 33°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Zadar, Croatia

— 1 night
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Narodni trg u Zadru, don't miss a visit to Zadar Land City Gates, don't miss a visit to Paseo Maritimo, then see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zadar trip planner.

Getting from Sarajevo to Zadar by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Museums

Rovinj, Croatia

— 1 night

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Main Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, walk around Punta Corrente, then get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj, and finally kick back and relax at Mulini Beach.

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

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Zadar to Rovinj in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Rovinj sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Bovec, Slovenia

— 1 night
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, then examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bovec travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Bovec takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, train, and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovinj in August, things will get little chillier in Bovec: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Bovec

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Bled, Slovenia

— 1 night
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 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Parish Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bled trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Bovec to Bled by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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.

Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.

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.