14 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

14 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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14 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana, Slovenia
1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Piran, Slovenia
— 1 night
bus:  5 h 30 min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
6
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
7
Makarska, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
End: Split, Croatia

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), Predjama Castle and Honey House. On the 5th (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall (Magistrat), make a trip to Mestni Trg, get a taste of the local shopping with City Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine Slovenije), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrezje. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev), hunt for treasures at Central Market, then stop by Honey House, and finally step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip itinerary planning tool .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Predjama Castle
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3
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 Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, Pr Katr in Dovje, Zakladi Slovenije, and other attractions you added. Radovljica Old Town and Bled Castle will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of St John the Baptist and St. Martin's Parish Church. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sivec House Gallery and browse for gifts or souvenirs at Galerija Mikame.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bled travel route app .

Drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bled are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Piran.

Things to do in Bled

Historic Sites Shopping Trails

Side Trips

Radovljica, Vintgar Gorge, Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, Pr Katr in Dovje, Church of St John the Baptist
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Radovljica Old Town ©
Radovljica Old Town
Pr Katr in Dovje ©
Pr Katr in Dovje
Church of St John the Baptist ©
Church of St John the Baptist

1
night
Piran, Slovenia

Piran ©
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Port Piran, then examine the collection at Sergej Masera Maritime Museum (Pomorski muzej), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Maurus, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Predor Salet.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Piran trip planner .

You can drive from Bled to Piran in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bled in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Piran, with lows of 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Izola
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Predor Salet ©
Predor Salet
Church of the Holy Maurus ©
Church of the Holy Maurus

2
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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.
On the 11th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap, admire the sheer force of Veliki Prstavac, admire the sheer force of Mali Buk, explore the activities along Lake Milino, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Piran to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Mali Buk ©
Mali Buk
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

1
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Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
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 Yachting Bar, Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) and St. Chrysogonus Church. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Elias - St Elias Church, don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), examine the collection at Archaeological Museum Zadar, then make a trip to The Forum, then take in panoramic vistas at Bell Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Chrysogonus Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zadar trip planner .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in Zadar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Archaeological Museum Zadar ©
Archaeological Museum Zadar
St. Chrysogonus Church ©
St. Chrysogonus Church
Iglesia de San Elias - St Elias Church ©

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You've added Diocletian's Palace, Old Split, St. Michael's Square, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 14th (Tue), take in the waterfront activity at Riva Harbor, then go for a walk through St. Michael's Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, and finally contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Split Market, contemplate the long history of Old Split, then steep yourself in history at Dalmatian Ethno Village, then take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, and finally view the masterpieces at Jaman Art.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Split vacation maker .

You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Split. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Makarska.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dalmatian Ethno Village, St. Michael's Square, Church Of St. Roch
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Riva Harbor ©
Riva Harbor
Etnografski muzej Split ©
Etnografski muzej Split
Dalmatian Ethno Village ©
Dalmatian Ethno Village

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Makarska, Croatia

Makarska
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. On the 16th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Biokovo Nature Park. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of St. Michael and then stroll through Drasnice.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Makarska online route planner .

You can take a bus from Split to Makarska in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Makarska are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Makarska

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

The Church of St. Michael, Drasnice
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