15 days in Ljubljana & Croatia Itinerary

15 days in Ljubljana & Croatia Itinerary

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15 days in Ljubljana & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
4
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

4
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Take a break from the city and head to Kozjak Waterfalls and River Ljubljanica Kanal. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Kobariški muzej d.o.o.. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, and look for gifts at OLD TOWN Rooms and Apartments.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana holiday planner

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ljubljana is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Ljubljana is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Ljubljana, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Rovinj.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Shopping Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Kobarid
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Kozjak Waterfalls ©
Kozjak Waterfalls
Kobarid Museum ©
Kobarid Museum
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zrinjevac as well as Tkalciceva. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), stroll through Zrinjevac, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, then make a trip to Tkalciceva, and finally take a stroll through Lower Town.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb travel itinerary planner

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Lower Town
Lower Town
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

1
night
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 30th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Cascades.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip planning site

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Zagreb in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Plitvice Lakes National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Tours

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Marjan as well as Froggyland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Old Split. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, look for gifts at Filigran Split, then see the interesting displays at Froggyland, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Marjan.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Split online trip itinerary planner

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Plitvice Lakes National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Split, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Riva Harbor ©
Riva Harbor
Froggyland ©
Froggyland

2
nights
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.
On the next day, tour the water at your own pace with Ilirio's Hvar Tours, then take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then look for gifts at Delicia Shop Hvar.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hvar online day trip planner

Traveling by ferry from Split to Hvar takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, Stari Grad Plain
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours

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.
Let the collections at Gornji Ugao Tower and STJEPKO ART capture your imagination. Head to Gift and Art Shop Medusa and Tedifor plenty of shopping. Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Gradske Zidine, make a trip to Dubrovnik Cable Car, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brsalje Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik day trip planning website

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Brsalje Street ©
Brsalje Street
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

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