18 days in Pavia, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Pavia, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

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18 days in Pavia, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly + train:  19​h
1
Pavia, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h
5
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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1
night
Pavia, Italy

Pavia ©
Pavia is a town and comune of south-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 35km south of Milan on the lower Ticino river near its confluence with the Po. On the 23rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Pavia is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Pavia. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Pavia, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Bled.

Things to do in Pavia

Historic Sites
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Chiesa di San Francesco ©
Chiesa di San Francesco

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, trek along Vintgar Gorge, and then head outdoors with Mala Osojnica. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then stroll through Straza Bled, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jasna.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bled travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pavia to Bled in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Pavia in August, expect Bled to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Bled

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Side Trip

Lake Jasna
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Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

2
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): wander the streets of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, then get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mulini Beach. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cuvi Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovinj road trip planner .

Drive from Bled to Rovinj in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bled in August, things will get a bit warmer in Rovinj: highs are around 35°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Rovinj

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mulini Beach ©
Mulini Beach
Main Street ©
Main Street

1
night
Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zadar trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Rovinj to Zadar by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Zadar

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of St Stephen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Milna and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar day trip site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Zadar to Hvar in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Zadar in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hvar, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, The Church of St Stephen
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Speed Boats Tours
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 31st (Sat), kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach, steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Korcula Old City. On the next day, cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach, then do a tasting at Lovric Winery, and finally make a trip to Atelier Abel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Korcula Town online attractions planner .

Drive from Hvar to Korcula Town in 5 hours. August in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Old City
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Trsteno Arboretum. Get some historical perspective at Vlaho Bukovac House and Walls of Dubrovnik. Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Sutvrac Fortress (in Lopud) and Cavtat (Church of St Nicholas, Church of Our Lady of the Snow, & more). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and don't miss a visit to Brsalje Street.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trips

Cavtat, Trsteno Arboretum, Sutvrac Fortress
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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©

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