12 days in Croatia & Bled Itinerary

12 days in Croatia & Bled Itinerary

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12 days in Croatia & Bled Itinerary

Start: Seoul, South Korea
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
plane, car:  11​h
End: Seoul, South Korea

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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.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Gradske Zidine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Stradun, then view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik planning app .

Seoul, South Korea to Dubrovnik is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time (KST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Seoul in September, Dubrovnik is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up 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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Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac
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): admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, contemplate the long history of Spanjola, and then wander the streets of Milna. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Dubovica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John, and then kick back and relax at Sveta Nedilja.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar attractions website .

You can 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. September in Hvar sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Church of St John
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Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

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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): admire the striking features of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Split day trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Split are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): kick back and relax at Nin's Lagoon, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, make a trip to Five Wells Square (Trg 5 Bunara), make a trip to The Forum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, kick back and relax at Jadro Beach, then take in the views from Stone Bridge and the Old Gate, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Narodni trg u Zadru, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ).

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zadar online visit planner .

Getting from Split to Zadar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Split in September, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Zadar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

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

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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 28th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catcht the 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), stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb sightseeing planning site .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to 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) ©
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

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night
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 30th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle (Blejski Grad).

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bled trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Bled takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Bled Castle (Blejski Grad) ©
Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)
Spas & Wellness

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