16 days in Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

16 days in Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

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16 days in Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly + Shuttle:  21 h 15 min
1
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4 h
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Pune, India

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle (Blejski Grad), then take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, then take in the views from Tromostovje, and finally find something for the whole family at Enigmarium, Escape Room.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bled trip planner

Pune, India to Bled is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ljubljana
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Cathedral of the Assumption. Spend the 18th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Jarun Lake, admire the landmark architecture of Art Pavilion, admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, and examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planner

Traveling by car from Bled to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gradske Zidine and Franciscan Monastery. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, identify plant and animal life at Trsteno Arboretum, contemplate the long history of Stradun, and step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik travel route planner

Fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Trsteno Arboretum
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get great views at Spanjola and then head off the coast to Island Galesnik. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery, then don't miss a visit to Stari Grad Plain, and then surround yourself with nature on HvarBoats.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hvar trip app

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In April in Hvar, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Stari Grad Plain, Tomic Winery
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HvarBoats ©
HvarBoats
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Island Galesnik ©
Island Galesnik

3
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum uja, see the interesting displays at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, and then head outdoors with Zoo Station Bol. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bol journey planner

Bol is just a short distance from Hvar. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip
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Zoo Station Bol ©
Zoo Station Bol
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip ©
The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip

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night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 28th (Sat), wander the streets of Riva Harbor and then delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Grgur Ninski Statue, then take in the awesome beauty at Marjan, then explore the world behind art at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, and finally appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Split tour planner

Traveling by ferry from Bol to Split takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

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