16 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Varazdin, Croatia
— 1 night
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Zagreb, Croatia
— Few hours
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— Few hours
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Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Škocjan, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
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Opatija, Croatia
— 1 night
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 1 night
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Zadar, Croatia
— Few hours
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Krka National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Omis, Croatia
— 1 day
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Zagreb, Croatia

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Medvednica and Museum of Arts and Crafts. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), don't miss a visit to Radiceva, and examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip planner.

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina to Zagreb is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Varazdin.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

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Varazdin, Croatia

For maps and more tourist information, use the Varazdin trip planning site.

You can drive from Zagreb to Varazdin in 1.5 hours. In November in Varazdin, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zagreb.

Things to do in Varazdin

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:
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Zagreb, Croatia

Little Vienna

On the 27th (Fri), pick up some local products at Dolac Market, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, and then pause for some photo ops at Ban Josip Jelačić Josip Jelačić spomenik.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zagreb day trip site.

Traveling by car from Varazdin to Zagreb takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

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 28th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Ljubljana Central Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then stop by Trgovina IKA, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana online route maker.

Getting from Zagreb to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then contemplate the long history of Old Town Centre of Radovljica. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park.

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Drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Bled, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, then get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, then walk around Congress Square (Kongresni trg), and finally stroll around Tivoli Park.

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You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

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Postojna, Slovenia

With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Postojna road trip planning website.

Getting from Ljubljana to Postojna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Škocjan.

Things to do in Postojna

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

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Škocjan, Slovenia

Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): Head underground at Škocjan Caves.

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Škocjan is just a short distance from Postojna. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Pula.

Things to do in Škocjan

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:
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Pula, Croatia

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 2nd (Wed): experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then examine the collection at Museum Olei Histriae, and then admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pula online route planner.

You can drive from Škocjan to Pula in 2 hours. In December in Pula, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Opatija.

Things to do in Pula

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

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Opatija, Croatia

You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Aura Distillery, then take a stroll through The town of Hum, and finally make a trip to Viale Glagolitico. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Ethnographic Museum, take an in-depth tour of Croatian Museum of Tourism, then walk around The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina, then visit Volosko, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Opatija day trip planning app.

Drive from Pula to Opatija in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Pula in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Opatija. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Opatija

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

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Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). On the 4th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Peek & Poke Computer Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rijeka trip itinerary builder tool.

Rijeka is very close to Opatija. In December, daytime highs in Rijeka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 5th (Sat), make a trip to Spoljaric Watermill.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:
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Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 6th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, then make a trip to The Forum, then explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, and finally examine the collection at Archaeological Museum Zadar.

Plan trip to Zadar with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in Zadar are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

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Krka National Park, Croatia

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Visovac Monastery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Krka National Park trip app.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Krka National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Krka National Park, with lows around 5°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Split.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:
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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On your second day here, wander the streets of Riva Harbor, make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), take in the spiritual surroundings of The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, then don't miss a visit to Trogir Square, and finally ponder the world of politics at The City Hall - Duke's Palace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Split vacation planning site.

You can drive from Krka National Park to Split in 1.5 hours. December in Split sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Omis.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

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Omis, Croatia

Omiš is a town and port in the Dalmatia region of Croatia, and is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County. On the 9th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Brela Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Omis and Cetina River, and then step into the grandiose world of Starigrad Fortress.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Omis travel planner.

Drive from Split to Omis in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Omis, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Omis

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:

Croatia travel guide

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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

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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.