19 days in Croatia, Bled & Ljubljana Itinerary

19 days in Croatia, Bled & Ljubljana Itinerary

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19 days in Croatia, Bled & Ljubljana Itinerary

Start: Porto, Portugal
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry:  3​h 45​min
8
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Porto, Portugal

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb journey planner.

Porto, Portugal to Zagreb is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Porto to Zagreb, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Zagreb sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for Bled on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mala Osojnica as well as Vintgar Gorge. Step out of Bled to go to Bohinjsko Jezero and see Lake Bohinj, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bled tour website .

You can drive from Zagreb to Bled in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lake Bohinj, Vintgar Gorge
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Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

2
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Parks
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2
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
You've now added Amphitheatre de Pula to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovinj trip builder tool .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Rovinj in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ljubljana in June since evenings lows in Rovinj dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Amphitheatre de Pula
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

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.
On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park online day trip planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

3
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 Palazzo di Diocleziano. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Split road trip planning website .

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Split sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castle Of San Giovanni as well as Old Bridge (Stari Most).

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Bridge (Stari Most), Castle Of San Giovanni
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Castle Of San Giovanni ©
Castle Of San Giovanni

3
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.
For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. June in Hvar sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), you're off toDubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

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