20 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

20 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

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20 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

Start: Zagreb, Croatia
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Zagreb, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
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Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
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Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
End: Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, then browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market, then stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip builder tool .

If you are flying in from Japan, the closest major airport is Zagreb Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

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Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Bled (Lake Bled, Vintgar Gorge, & more). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Ljubljanski Grad and snap pictures at Tromostovje.

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Getting from Zagreb to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Bled
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

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Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get your game on at Creative Ways, then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, and then look for gifts at Gustarna.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Postojna holiday planning website .

Getting from Ljubljana to Postojna by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. August in Postojna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Rovinj.

Things to do in Postojna

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

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Cerknica Lake
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Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Cerknica Lake ©
Cerknica Lake
Gustarna ©
Gustarna

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Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
You've now added Postojna Caves to your itinerary. On the 15th (Thu), Head underground at Postojna Caves, take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town and then cool off at Aquapark Istralandia.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovinj trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Rovinj by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In August, Rovinj is a bit warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rovinj

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Aquapark Istralandia, Porec Old Town
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Aquapark Istralandia ©
Aquapark Istralandia
Old Town ©
Old Town
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

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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.
Hvar is known for nightlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanjola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, and head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hvar trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Hvar in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Mostar.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Tours
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Speed Boats Tours

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 21st (Wed), contemplate the long history of Kajtaz House, shop like a local with Bosnaseum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and finally don't miss a visit to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, learn about all things military at War Photo Exhibition, then don't miss a visit to Old Bazar Kujundziluk, and finally take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most).

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mostar driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hvar to Mostar in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hvar in August, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Mostar. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Medjugorje.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija) ©
Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija)

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Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Medjugorje ©
Međugorje, or Medjugorje, is a town located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, around 25km southwest of Mostar and close to the border of Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take a stroll through The historic urban site of Pocitelj and then make a trip to Missionarie della Famiglia Ferita Maria. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apparition Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at il Monte Della Croce, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kravica.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Medjugorje day trip planning website .

Medjugorje is just a stone's throw from Mostar. In August, daytime highs in Medjugorje are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Medjugorje

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kravica, The historic urban site of Pocitelj
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Kravica ©
Kravica
Apparition Hill ©
Apparition Hill

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of War Childhood Museum, and make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Medjugorje to Sarajevo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Medjugorje in August, with highs in Sarajevo at 33°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

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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 1st (Sun), take a stroll through Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

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You can drive from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sarajevo in August since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Speed Boats Tours

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