15 days in Croatia & Slovenian Littoral Region Itinerary

15 days in Croatia & Slovenian Littoral Region Itinerary

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15 days in Croatia & Slovenian Littoral Region Itinerary

Start: Syracuse, United States
Fly + Shuttle:  21 h 30 min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Hrastovlje, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Bovec, Slovenia
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  21 h
End: Syracuse, United States

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cavtat Cemetery and Church of Saint Blaise. Popular historic sites such as Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola and Fort Lovrijenac are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: get great views at Minceta Fortress, take a stroll through Lapad, go for a stroll along the water at City Harbor, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik road trip website .

Syracuse, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Syracuse to Dubrovnik is 6 hours. When traveling from Syracuse in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dubrovnik, with highs around 58°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat Cemetery
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Lapad ©
Lapad
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Kliška tvrđava, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, and then stroll around Marjan Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Riva Harbor, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then explore the ancient world of Grgur Ninski Statue, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Split trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Split by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Split are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower
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Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Kliška tvrđava ©
Kliška tvrđava

1
night
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 8th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, then pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, and finally make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zadar journey planner.

Getting from Split to Zadar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Split in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zadar, with lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites
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Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Cathedral ©
Zadar Cathedral
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then make a trip to Saint George Statue, then don't miss a visit to Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), and finally take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad). On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market, take in panoramic vistas at Zagreb 360, take a stroll through Lower Town, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, then make a trip to Ban Josip Jelačić Square, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb online vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from Zadar to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hrastovlje.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) ©
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata)
Lower Town
Lower Town

1
night
Hrastovlje, Slovenia

Hrastovlje ©
Enveloped in the picturesque landscape of the surrounding hills and green plaines, Hristovlje proves to be one of the most captivating excursions in southwestern Slovenia.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity and then pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hrastovlje trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zagreb to Hrastovlje. Traveling from Zagreb in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 41°F in Hrastovlje. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Hrastovlje

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower
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Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity ©
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower

2
nights
Bovec, Slovenia

Bovec ©
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then don't miss a visit to Fort Hermann. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfalls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bovec day trip planning site .

Drive from Hrastovlje to Bovec in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hrastovlje in March: high temperatures in Bovec hover around 49°F and lows are around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Kobarid, Tolmin Gorge
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Kozjak Waterfalls ©
Kozjak Waterfalls
Kobarid Museum ©
Kobarid Museum
Tolmin Gorge ©
Tolmin Gorge

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