16 days in The Balkans Itinerary

16 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Start: Colorado Springs, United States
Drive + Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Budva, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Bovec, Slovenia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19 h
End: Colorado Springs, United States

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Marjan Park will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Riva Harbor and Spanjola. Explore Split's surroundings by going to Trogir (The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower & Historic City of Trogir). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), steep yourself in history at Old Split, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the Split vacation maker app.

Colorado Springs, USA to Split is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colorado Springs to Split is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Split when traveling from Colorado Springs in May, with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Budva.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Trogir, Spanjola
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Riva Harbor ©
Riva Harbor
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

2
nights
Budva, Montenegro

Budva
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castle Of San Giovanni, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, thenget to know the fascinating history of Kotor Old Town City Walls, and finally steep yourself in history at Budva Old Town. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour of Porto Montenegro, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then make a trip to Budva City Walls.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Budva road trip site.

You can drive from Split to Budva in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Kotor Old Town City Walls, Our Lady of the Rocks, Porto Montenegro, Castle Of San Giovanni
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
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Budva Old Town
Budva Old Town
Castle Of San Giovanni
Castle Of San Giovanni
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and War Photo Limited. Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of Saint Blaise and Walking tours. Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Old Town, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Lapad, contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip builder site.

Getting from Budva to Dubrovnik by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Church of Saint Blaise ©
Church of Saint Blaise
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Lapad ©
Lapad

2
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 (Mon): explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), thentake a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, thenmake a trip to Tkalciceva, thentake in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, Zagreb is slightly colder at night with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
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Croatian Museum of Naive Art ©
Croatian Museum of Naive Art
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

2
nights
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 3rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, hike along Vintgar Gorge, and then take in the views from Triple Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Zagreb to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Predjama Castle, Vintgar Gorge
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

2
nights
Bovec, Slovenia

Bovec ©
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bovec trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bovec takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bovec

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kobarid
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Kobarid Museum ©
Kobarid Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Kozjak Waterfall ©
Kozjak Waterfall

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