17 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Muscat, Oman
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
2
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Muscat, Oman


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2
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.
On the 30th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, then look for gifts at Vina Milicic, then examine the collection at War Photo Limited, and finally head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary app .

Muscat, Oman to Dubrovnik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Muscat to Dubrovnik. Traveling from Muscat in June, expect Dubrovnik to be much colder, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Museums Parks Shopping
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tour Split. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Froggyland, then steep yourself in history at Old Split, then pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): take in the waterfront activity at Riva Harbor, walk around Marjan Park, and then relax and float downstream with Tour Split.

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You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Historic City of Trogir
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Riva Harbor ©
Riva Harbor
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park tour planner .

Getting from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. On the 4th (Thu), you're off toZagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Tours
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2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Image of War - Photography Museum and Museum of Broken Relationships. For shopping fun, head to Ban Josip Jelačić Square or Dolac Market. Spend the 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun and take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Zagreb online journey planner .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Zagreb sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

4
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Get some historical perspective at Ljubljanski Grad and Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja). Head to Galerija Hest and Central Marketfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Nature Park Strunjan (in Strunjan) and Magical World of Shells Museum (in Piran). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerija Fotografija, explore the world behind art at National Gallery (Narodna Galerija), and have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Magical World of Shells Museum, Nature Park Strunjan
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nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Galerija Mikame and Museum of hostages/ Muzej talcev. Escape the urban bustle at Vintgar Gorge and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Kranjska Gora (Lake Jasna & Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Bled, take in the dramatic scenery at Iglica Waterfall, view the masterpieces at Dali, and take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Bled trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Museum of hostages/ Muzej talcev
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

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