31 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

31 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
3
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
4
Trogir, Croatia
— 2 nights
5
Sibenik, Croatia
— 2 nights
6
Zadar, Croatia
— 3 nights
7
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
8
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
9
Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
10
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
11
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
12
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, thenstop by Cavtat Old Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Snow. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress, thenget your bearings at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and then get to know the fascinating history of Brsalje Street.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Dubrovnik is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Calgary to Dubrovnik. Traveling from Calgary in September, expect nights in Dubrovnik to be warmer, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Church of Saint Blaise ©
Church of Saint Blaise
Minceta Fortress ©
Minceta Fortress

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): do a tasting at Tomic Winery and then stroll through Dubovica Beach. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of St Peter and the Dominican Monastery.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hvar trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Hvar are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Stari Grad, Jelsa, Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy ©
Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Escape the urban bustle at Punta Rata Beach and Beach Drasnice. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Old Split. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Tucepi Beach (in Tucepi) and Brela Beach (in Brela). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), pause for some photo ops at Marko Marulic Sculpture, walk around Marjan Park, and examine the collection at Live Museum Split.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Split day trip website.

Ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September in Split, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Trogir.

Things to do in Split

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Brela, Beach Drasnice, Tucepi Beach, Gaspina mlinica
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Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Etnografski muzej Split ©
Etnografski muzej Split

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Trogir, Croatia

Trogir ©
A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, thencontemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir, and then don't miss a visit to Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Velika Raduca Beach, thenmake a trip to Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Chapel of Ivan Orsini.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Trogir day trip app.

You can drive from Split to Trogir in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sibenik.

Things to do in Trogir

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Primosten, Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan
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The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

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Sibenik, Croatia

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of St. Michael's Fortress, contemplate the long history of Barone Fortress, thencontemplate the long history of The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium Terrarium Sibenik, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Muzej betinske drvene brodogradnje, thenlook for gifts at Pirate's Candy Ship, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of st. Constantius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Gospe van Grada.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sibenik tour builder tool.

Getting from Trogir to Sibenik by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Sibenik sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Sibenik

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Church of st. Constantius, Pirate's Candy Ship, Muzej betinske drvene brodogradnje
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The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik
St. Michael's Fortress ©
St. Michael's Fortress
Church of Gospe van Grada ©
Church of Gospe van Grada

3
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Church of St. Donat and Solana Nin Salt Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zadar Land City Gates and Cista Beach. Step out of Zadar to go to Pag and see Bosana Beach Pag, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Bell Tower.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zadar itinerary builder website.

Drive from Sibenik to Zadar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sibenik in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zadar, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pag, Solana Nin Salt Museum
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Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates
Solana Nin Salt Museum ©
Solana Nin Salt Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, and finally admire the sheer force of Batinovac Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Slapovi Milke Trnine, thenadmire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap, and finally identify plant and animal life at Rastoke.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park route planner.

You can take a bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Rastoke ©
Rastoke
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac

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Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 22nd (Tue), wander the streets of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin Church, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town. On your second day here, do a tasting at Stancija Collis, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Mulini Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj.

Make your Rovinj itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Rovinj, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pula.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Porec
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Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica

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Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Naval Cemetery and then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, see the interesting displays at Museum Olei Histriae, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery and Church of St. Francis.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pula trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Rovinj to Pula in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Pula can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Museums
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Naval Cemetery ©
Naval Cemetery
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus
Museum Olei Histriae ©
Museum Olei Histriae

3
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Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Martin's Parish Church and Church of St John the Baptist. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zipline and Velika Planina. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, take in the dramatic scenery at Iglica Waterfall, and step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bled travel planner.

Traveling by car from Pula to Bled takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a shuttle. In September, Bled is a bit cooler than Pula - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

St. Peter's Church, Church of St John the Baptist, Velika Planina
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Zipline
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica
Velika Planina ©
Velika Planina

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle and then take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip planner.

You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, Predjama Castle, Celje Castle
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Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum ©
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

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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.
On the 1st (Thu), examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun and then explore the activities along Jarun Lake.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb road trip website.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Zagreb takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Zagreb, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Jarun Lake
Jarun Lake
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

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