16 days in Croatia, Ljubljana & Mostar Itinerary

16 days in Croatia, Ljubljana & Mostar Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia, Ljubljana & Mostar Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Zadar, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
6
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  18 h
End: Singapore, Singapore

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nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You've added Crop - Authentic Croatian Gifts, Tkalciceva, St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): pick up some local products at Dolac Market, don't miss a visit to King Tomislav Square, then look for gifts at Prsut i Sir / The Cheese Shop & More, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ban Josip Jelačić Square. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Upper Town (Gornji Grad), examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, then don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, and finally look for gifts at Crop - Authentic Croatian Gifts.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb attractions app.

Singapore, Singapore to Zagreb is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Zagreb. In December, Zagreb is colder than Singapore - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Ban Josip Jelačić Square ©
Ban Josip Jelačić Square
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ljubljana Central Market, Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev), Preseren Square, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ljubljana Central Market, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja). On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev), look for gifts at SMILE Concept Store, then stop by Ljubljana Old Town, then make a trip to Preseren Square, and finally snap pictures at Triple Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana travel planning website.

Drive from Zagreb to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Shopping Nightlife
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev) ©

2
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Main Street, Artrovinj and Ribica Atelier. On the 20th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Sottomuro and then get to know the fascinating history of Main Street. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, stop by Ribica Atelier, stop by Artrovinj, then contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovinj trip planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Rovinj in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, Rovinj is somewhat warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Porec, Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo, Dvigrad
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Main Street ©
Main Street
Old Town ©
Old Town
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

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.
For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Tours

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hours
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 23rd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Kolovare Beach and then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Zadar online travel planner.

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Zadar are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

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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 The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, Grgur Ninski Statue and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then explore the ancient world of Grgur Ninski Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, and finally wander the streets of Riva Harbor.

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Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Split, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Old Split ©
Old Split
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, then take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), and then make a trip to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.

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Traveling by car from Split to Mostar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in December, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Mostar. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque

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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.
You've added Ploce Gate, Bell Tower, Medusa Gift and Art Shop, and other attractions to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Dubrovnik City Walls and Stradun are in your itinerary. When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, approximately Cavtat away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, and visit Lapad.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online attractions planner.

Getting from Mostar to Dubrovnik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Mostar in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 6°C in Dubrovnik. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

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