18 days in Slovenia, Plitvice Lakes National Park & Istria Itinerary

18 days in Slovenia, Plitvice Lakes National Park & Istria Itinerary

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Fly to Zagreb, Bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Postojna, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kamnik, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 6 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Take a break from Plitvice Lakes National Park with a short trip to Rastoke in Slunj, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, and explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Plitvice Lakes National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
The Lower Lakes ©
Waterfall
The Lower Lakes
4.8
Ciginovac Lake ©
Waterfall
Ciginovac Lake
4.8

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Rovinj, Croatia

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Brijuni Islands as well as Paragliding Tandem Istra. Get out of town with these interesting Rovinj side-trips: Pula (Aquarium Pula, Arco dei Sergi, &more), Porec Old Town (in Porec) and Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, make a trip to Town Clock, and get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovinj trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rovinj are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Old Town ©
Neighborhood
Old Town
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Porec Old Town ©
Historic Site
Porec Old Town
4.5

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Postojna, Slovenia

With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Slovenian Bears, Adventure Park and Snežnik Castle. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Cerknica Lake, then Head underground at Cross Cave, then step into the grandiose world of Snežnik Castle, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with Slovenian Bears. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, and then whizz through the canopy at Adventure Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Postojna sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Postojna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In May, daytime highs in Postojna are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kamnik.

Things to do in Postojna

Tours · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Cross Cave ©
Cave
Cross Cave
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Kamnik, Slovenia

History buffs can spend their entire Kamnik vacation soaking in the town's medieval appeal at two castles, monastery, and lively streets packed with artisanal workshops.
You've added ZOO Ljubljana, Triple Bridge, Ljubljana Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kamnik trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Postojna to Kamnik in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bled.

Things to do in Kamnik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Triple Bridge ©
Bridge
Triple Bridge
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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 list of things to see and do now includes Parasailing & Paragliding, Lake Bohinj, Straža Bled, and other attractions. Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Savica Waterfall (in Bohinjsko Jezero), Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin) and Škofja Loka (The Devil's Bridge & Capuchin Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Vintgar Gorge, contemplate the long history of Old Town Centre of Radovljica, see the interesting displays at Museum of Apiculture, and get great views at Ojstrica.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bled road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kamnik to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Bled, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Lake Bled ©
Water Body
Lake Bled
4.7
Bled Castle ©
Castle
Bled Castle
3.8

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