33 days in Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

33 days in Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

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33 days in Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  6​h
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Divaca, Slovenia
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
7
Piran, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Rovinj, Croatia
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
9
Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
10
Rijeka, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
12
Zadar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
14
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina


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5
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ban Josip Jelačić Square, Dolac Market, Truffle Hunting Zagreb, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like King Tomislav Square (Tomislav trg) and The Well of Life. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Medvednica.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb sightseeing planner.

Madrid, Spain to Zagreb is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Madrid in April, Zagreb is a bit cooler at night with lows of 42°F. You will leave for Ljubljana on the 6th (Sat).

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Truffle Hunting Zagreb ©
Truffle Hunting Zagreb
Medvednica ©
Medvednica
King Tomislav Square ©
King Tomislav Square

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Odprta kuhna, Ljubljana Free Tour, Ljubljana Castle, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tivoli Park and River Ljubljanica Kanal. Take a break from Ljubljana with a short trip to Zupanova jama cave in Grosuplje, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, admire the striking features of Hauptmannova Hisa, take in the views from Tromostovje, and take in panoramic vistas at Skyscraper (Neboticnik).

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Traveling by car from Zagreb to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. April in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Zupanova jama cave
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Tivoli Park ©
Tivoli Park
Ljubljanica River ©
Ljubljanica River

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 Čebelarski muzej Radovljica, Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar), Radovljica Old Town, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge.

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Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Bled, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Radovljica, Pokljuka Gorge
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Pokljuka Gorge ©
Pokljuka Gorge
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Radovljica Old Town ©
Radovljica Old Town

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana
To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana tour planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Postojna on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Parks
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1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Predjama Castle as well as Postojna Caves. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): Head underground at Postojna Caves and then step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Postojna day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Postojna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Divaca.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

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Divaca, Slovenia

Divaca ©
Divača is a large nucleated village in the Littoral region of Slovenia, near the Italian border. Skocjan Caves has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves and then Head underground at Divaska jama.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Divaca trip itinerary planner.

Divaca is very close to Postojna. Traveling from Postojna in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Divaca, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Divaca

Parks Nature
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Divaska jama ©
Divaska jama

3
nights
Piran, Slovenia

Piran ©
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Piran Town Walls, don't miss a visit to Port Piran, make a trip to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. George, and finally stop by Nika's Tiny House.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Piran road trip planning website .

Getting from Divaca to Piran by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In April in Piran, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Piran

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Strunjan Cliff
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Mediadom Pyrhani ©
Mediadom Pyrhani
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg) ©
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg)
Piran Town Walls ©
Piran Town Walls

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Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, view the masterpieces at Atelier Sottomuro, make a trip to Trevisol Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, and finally get to know the fascinating history of STARI GRAD.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovinj travel planner.

You can drive from Piran to Rovinj in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Rovinj are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pula.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Main Street ©
Main Street
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pula's Marketplace, Arco dei Sergi and Temple Of Augustus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Francis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, then admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi, then examine the collection at Museum Olei Histriae, and finally explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pula day trip app .

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Pula takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Pula are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Rijeka.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Arco dei Sergi ©
Arco dei Sergi
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

3
nights
Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Samovar Tea Shop, Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc, Gradski Toranj (City Tower), and other attractions you added. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Trsat's Sanctuary, then stop by Samovar Tea Shop, then see the interesting displays at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rijeka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pula to Rijeka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Pula in April, Rijeka is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Karlovac.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat ©
Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at The Upper Lakes, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mali Buk, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Zadar.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Mali Buk ©
Mali Buk

3
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje). Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of St. Donat and Modric Cave (Modric Spilja). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Zadar trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Zadar, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 44°F at night. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Modric Cave (Modric Spilja)
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)

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nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Church Of St. Roch. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), examine the collection at Live Museum Split, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Split trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zadar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Split, with lows around 50°F. You'll set off for Korcula Town on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic) ©
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic)
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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 1st (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik itinerary app .

Take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

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Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery

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