12 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Frankfurt Itinerary

12 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Frankfurt Itinerary

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12 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Frankfurt Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  14​h
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Piran, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Toronto, Canada


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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.
On the 4th (Mon), take a stroll through Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, make a trip to Pile Gate, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik vacation builder app .

Toronto, Canada to Dubrovnik is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Dubrovnik. Traveling from Toronto in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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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 6th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, then make a trip to The Forum, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Zadar Land City Gates, and then make a trip to Paseo Maritimo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zadar day trip planning website .

Drive from Dubrovnik to Zadar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zadar when traveling from Dubrovnik in May, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Speed Boats Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
On the 8th (Fri), look for gifts at Dolija 08, browse the eclectic array of goods at Pula's Marketplace, then experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus.

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You can fly from Zadar to Pula in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Piran.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

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Piran, Slovenia

Piran ©
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Portoroz Beach, make a trip to Piran Town Walls, take a leisurely stroll along Port Piran, see the interesting displays at Magical World of Shells Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. George, and finally make a trip to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg).

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Piran trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Pula to Piran takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Piran

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Portoroz Beach
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Portoroz Beach ©
Portoroz Beach
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg) ©
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg)
Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum

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Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled and then trek along Vintgar Gorge. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mala Osojnica, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bled online attractions planner .

Drive from Piran to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Piran in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bled, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Venture out of the city with trips to Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg) and Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, admire the striking features of Romer, and steep yourself in history at Goethe House.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Frankfurt road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Bled to Frankfurt takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Würzburg Residence, Schloss Heidelberg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Romer ©
Romer

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