12 days in Croatia & Bled Itinerary

12 days in Croatia & Bled Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
3
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
4
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
7
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night

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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 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Stradun, thenview the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, and then visit Old Town.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder.

Seoul, South Korea to Dubrovnik is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Seoul in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dubrovnik, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery and then take some stellar pictures from Spanjola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica Beach, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sveta Nedilja.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, Sveta Nedilja, Church of St John
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Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, steep yourself in history at Palazzo di Diocleziano, and then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Split holiday maker app.

Ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Nin's Lagoon, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, delve into the distant past at Five Wells Square (Trg 5 Bunara), thendon't miss a visit to The Forum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, kick back and relax at Jadro Beach, take in the views from Stone Bridge and the Old Gate, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Narodni trg u Zadru, and finally don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zadar itinerary builder.

Drive from Split to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Split in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zadar, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nin, Jadro Beach
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park online travel route planner.

Getting from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), thenget to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb road trip site.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

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Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bled trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Zagreb to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

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