16 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Venice Itinerary

16 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Venice Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cafe Buza as well as Cave Bar More. Get outdoors at Srebreno Beach and Sveti Jakov Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dubrovnik City Walls and War Photo Limited. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, get engrossed in the history at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik route app.

Philadelphia, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Dubrovnik is 6 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get some cultural insight at Diocletian's Palace and Riva Harbor. Visit Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Kliška tvrđava for their historical value. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Old Split.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Split trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Split are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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 12th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, then take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Ljubljana takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Split in September, with highs in Ljubljana at 68°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Predjama Castle. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Straža Bled.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bled trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Bled, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pula.

Things to do in Bled

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

1
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Pula, Croatia

It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, step into the grandiose world of Kastel, then explore the ancient world of Pula Arena, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pula day trip planning site.

You can drive from Bled to Pula in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Bled in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Pula, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Campo del Ghetto are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice itinerary planner.

Getting from Pula to Venice by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. You will leave for home on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Croatia travel guide

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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.

Slovenia travel guide

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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.