51 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

51 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

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51 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

Start: Hurghada, Egypt
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 26 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Postojna, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Piran, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Trogir, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
11
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  14​h
End: Hurghada, Egypt

26
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Visit Ljubljanski Grad and Bozidar Jakac Art Museum for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Balonarski Center Barje. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Maribor (Piramida (Pyramid Hill) & Lent - the Oldest Part of the City of Maribor), Solcava (Landscape park Logar Valley & Solcava Panoramic Road) and Otocec (Golf Grad Otocec & Grajski Park Otocec). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, take in the exciting artwork at Galerija Fotografija, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerija Hest, and browse the fresh offerings at Plecnik's Covered Market.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip itinerary planner .

Hurghada, Egypt to Ljubljana is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Hurghada to Ljubljana, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Hurghada in September, with highs in Ljubljana at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Solčava, Maribor, Novo Mesto, Church of Sv. Roka, Raka Castle
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled and then trek along Vintgar Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and then duck into Galerija Mikame.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bled trip builder tool .

Drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, then look for gifts at Gustarna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Caves, Head underground at Krizna Jama Cave, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cerknica Lake.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Postojna tour planner .

Drive from Bled to Postojna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Postojna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, Skocjan Caves, Krizna Jama Cave, Cerknica Lake
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Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

2
nights
Piran, Slovenia

Piran ©
Considered one of the most stunning cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Head to Nika's Tiny House and Planet Koperfor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nature Park Strunjan and Portoroz Beach.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Piran trip planner .

Traveling by car from Postojna to Piran takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Postojna in October: high temperatures in Piran hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Piran

Outdoors Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koper, Nature Park Strunjan, Portoroz Beach
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Portoroz Beach ©
Portoroz Beach
Nature Park Strunjan ©
Nature Park Strunjan
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Do your shopping at Ban Josip Jelačić Square and Dolac Market. Visit St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) and Basilica of The Sacred Heart of Jesus for their historical value. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Vinoteka Vintesa, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and buy something for everyone on your list at Arena Centar.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb day trip site .

You can drive from Piran to Zagreb in 3 hours. Traveling from Piran in October, expect Zagreb to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

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 9th (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, look for gifts at Tedi, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik day trip planning site .

Fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zagreb in October: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, look for gifts at Break Time - Nautical Bracelets, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, and then wander the streets of Riva Harbor.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Split day trip tool .

You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
River Rafting & Tubing

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 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, and then wander the streets of Milna. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, stop by Thesaurus Jewellery, and then kick back and relax at Mlini Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hvar day trip planner.

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In October in Hvar, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Trogir.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Trogir, Croatia

Trogir ©
A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
On the 15th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Chapel of Ivan Orsini, take in the spiritual surroundings of The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, then don't miss a visit to Trogir Square, then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir, and finally steep yourself in history at Fortress Kamerlengo. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, stop by Loggia - Doorway, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Trogir online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hvar to Trogir in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Trogir

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik
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Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©

2
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for gifts at DiVina and then contemplate the long history of Bascarsija. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Ferhadija Pedestrian Street, then sample the tasty concoctions at Sarajevska Pivara, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vrelo Bosne.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Trogir to Sarajevo takes 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Trogir in October; daily highs in Sarajevo reach 20°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Outdoors Shopping Trails
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Vrelo Bosne ©
Vrelo Bosne
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
DiVina ©
DiVina

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Get outdoors at Kravica and Apparition Hill. Visit Old Bazar Kujundziluk and Partisan Cemetery for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mostar: il Monte Della Croce (in Medjugorje) and The historic urban site of Pocitelj (in Pocitelj). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), contemplate the long history of Kajtaz House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Paul Monastery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mostar online holiday maker .

Traveling by train from Sarajevo to Mostar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sarajevo in October; daily highs in Mostar reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Medjugorje, The historic urban site of Pocitelj, Kravica
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Kravica ©
Kravica
Apparition Hill ©
Apparition Hill