17 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Muscat, Oman
Fly:  9​h
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
2
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h
End: Muscat, Oman


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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.
On the 29th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik travel route planner .

Muscat, Oman to Dubrovnik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Muscat to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Muscat in June, with highs in Dubrovnik at 30°C and lows at 21°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You've now added Ilirio's Hvar Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius and then get active on the water at Ilirio's Hvar Tours. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, then contemplate the long history of Old Split, and finally don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Split trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Split are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ilirio's Hvar Tours
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Old Split ©
Old Split
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Lower Lakes.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb travel itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Zagreb sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ljubljana.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

4
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sup Slovenia Discovery - Day Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Skocjan Caves (in Skocjan). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, walk around Tivoli Park, make a trip to Preseren Square, and snap pictures at Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most).

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana online route planner .

Getting from Zagreb to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Predjama Castle, Skocjan Caves
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Ljubljanski Grad ©
Ljubljanski Grad

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bohinjsko Jezero (Waterfall Savica, Lake Bohinj, & more) and Kranjska Gora (Lake Jasna & Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Radovljica Old Town, and take some stellar pictures from Ojstrica.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bled day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Bled, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bohinjsko Jezero, Kranjska Gora, Radovljica Old Town
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj

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hours
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana road trip planning app .

You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Childrens Museums Museums
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Museum of Illusions ©
Museum of Illusions
Butcher's Bridge ©
Butcher's Bridge

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