24 days in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Slovenia Itinerary

24 days in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Slovenia Itinerary

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24 days in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  16​h 30​min
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Denver, United States

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.
On the 10th (Mon), hike the day away at Vrelo Bosne. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, get curious at Museum of crimes against humanity and genocide 1992-1995, get engrossed in the history at Gallery 11/07/95, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sarajevo itinerary planning tool .

Denver, USA to Sarajevo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Sarajevo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Denver, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sarajevo, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Mostar.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), then don't miss a visit to Blagaj tekija, and then don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mostar vacation website .

You can take a train from Sarajevo to Mostar in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in September, expect Mostar to be a bit warmer, temps between 80°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blagaj tekija
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
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Blagaj tekija

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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 12th (Wed): make a trip to Dubrovnik Cable Car, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, don't miss a visit to Onophrian Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and finally explore the ancient world of Gradske Zidine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Stradun, take a stroll through Old Town, and then see the interesting displays at Gornji Ugao Tower.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Mostar to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Dubrovnik. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the ferry ride to Korcula Town.

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Korcula Town Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Kula Svih Svetih, get outside with Badija, then contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, and finally enjoy some diversion at Korcula Semisubmarine.

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Getting from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vela Luka, Toreta winery
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Badija ©
Badija
Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island
Kula Svih Svetih ©
Kula Svih Svetih

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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 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Grgur Ninski Statue, take in the awesome beauty at Marjan, then explore the world behind art at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, and finally appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Split route app .

Getting from Korcula Town to Split by ferry takes about 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Slapovi Milke Trnine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Baraceve Spilje

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Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Saint Euphemia Cathedral and then make a trip to Main Street. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, explore the ancient world of The Arena in Pula, and then take in the waterfront activity at Port of Rovinj.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovinj day trip site .

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Rovinj sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bled.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Euphrasius Basilica, Amphitheatre de Pula
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
STARI GRAD ©
STARI GRAD
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica

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Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring at Lake Bled. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park, trek along Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria, and step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle (Blejski Grad).

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bled route planner .

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Bled takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rovinj in September, with highs in Bled at 69°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Bohinj
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): Head underground at Postojna Caves, then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, and then snap pictures at Tromostovje. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tivoli Park, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then don't miss a visit to Preseren Square, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana road trip site .

You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Postojna Caves
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Postojna Caves ©
Postojna Caves
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Ljubljanski Grad ©
Ljubljanski Grad

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