5 days in Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

5 days in Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Split
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights


Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the views from Triple Bridge and then stroll around Tivoli Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ljubljana journey planner.

Pordenone, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Pordenone in August since evenings lows in Ljubljana dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Ljubljana

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Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Split trip planning app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Split in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in August: high temperatures in Split hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Museums
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, then don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Stradun and then stop by Old Town.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik travel planner.

Fly from Split to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Slovenia travel guide

Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Croatia travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.