15 days in Slovenian Istria & Croatian Coast Itinerary

15 days in Slovenian Istria & Croatian Coast Itinerary

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15 days in Slovenian Istria & Croatian Coast Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Piran, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Pula, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h
End: Ottawa, Canada

1
night
Piran, Slovenia

Piran ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, then stroll through Svetilnik Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. George, and finally don't miss a visit to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg).

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Piran journey planning site .

Ottawa, Canada to Piran is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ottawa to Piran. While traveling from Ottawa, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Piran, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Piran

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Svetilnik Beach, Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower
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Svetilnik Beach ©
Svetilnik Beach
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Njive Beach and Pinizule Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Temple Of Augustus and Main Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Pula: Rovinj (Saint Euphemia Cathedral & STARI GRAD) and Euphrasius Basilica (in Porec). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pula Arena and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium Pula.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pula tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Piran to Pula takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Pula are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Rovinj, Premantura, Euphrasius Basilica
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica

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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.
Museum of Croatian War of Independence and Gornji Ugao Tower will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Cavtat Cemetery and Franciscan Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Cavtat Seaside Promenade & Church of St Nicholas). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, admire the landmark architecture of City Guard Building, delve into the distant past at Gradske Zidine, and take a stroll through Lapad.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Pula to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Lapad ©
Lapad
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
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.
Relax by the water at Mlini Beach and Milna. Spanjola and Tomic Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, choose your vessel at Ilirio's Hvar Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, and admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hvar trip planning website .

Ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Hvar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Dubovica ©
Dubovica

1
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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Grgur Ninski Statue, then explore the world behind art at Mestrovic Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The St. Lawrence Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Kliška tvrđava. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Split day trip tool .

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2 hours. In June in Split, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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