23 days in Slovenia, Croatia & Austria Itinerary

23 days in Slovenia, Croatia & Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
2
Maribor, Slovenia
— 3 nights
3
Graz, Austria
— 2 nights
4
Villach, Austria
— 3 nights
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
7
Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get some cultural insight at Archaeological Museum in Zagreb and Staro selo museum. Explore hidden gems such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Kula Lotrščak. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Arts and Crafts, don't miss a visit to King Tomislav Square, kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, and pause for some serene contemplation at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Zagreb is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Auckland in April, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Maribor.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Staro selo museum
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb ©
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb
Museum of Arts and Crafts ©
Museum of Arts and Crafts
Staro selo museum ©
Staro selo museum

3
nights
Maribor, Slovenia

Maribor ©
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Žiče Charterhouse, then make a trip to Sinagoga Maribor, and then don't miss a visit to Lutkovno gledalisce Maribor. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jeruzalem Church, steep yourself in history at Grandmother's Mill, and then indulge your senses at Winery Marof.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Maribor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Maribor takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Graz.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Žiče Charterhouse, Winery Marof, Grandmother's Mill, Jeruzalem Church
Highlights from your plan
Grandmother's Mill ©
Grandmother's Mill
Žiče Charterhouse ©
Žiče Charterhouse
Jeruzalem Church ©
Jeruzalem Church

2
nights
Graz, Austria

Graz
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the striking features of Herz Jesu Kirche, pause for some serene contemplation at Hundertwasserkirche, then examine the collection at Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady of Succor (Mariahilferkirche), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Franciscans (Franziskanerkirche). On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Universalmuseum Joanneum, contemplate the long history of Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II, and then contemplate the long history of Stadtpfarrkirche.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Graz day trip planner.

Getting from Maribor to Graz by car takes about an hour. April in Graz sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Villach.

Things to do in Graz

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, Hundertwasserkirche
Highlights from your plan
Hundertwasserkirche
Hundertwasserkirche
Herz Jesu Kirche ©
Herz Jesu Kirche

3
nights
Villach, Austria

Villach ©
Villach is the seventh-largest city in Austria and the second-largest in the federal state of Carinthia. Get some historical perspective at Dom zu Gurk and Stadtpfarrkirche St. Egid. Step off the beaten path and head to Burg Mauterndorf and Maria Loretto Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Ramsau Beach (in Ramsau am Dachstein), Kreuzbergl (in Klagenfurt) and Castle Sommeregg (in Seeboden). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtpfarrturm and walk around Dobratsch Nature Park.

You can plan Villach trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Graz to Villach in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. When traveling from Graz in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Villach, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bled.

Things to do in Villach

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Klagenfurt, Dom zu Gurk, Ramsau Beach, Castle Sommeregg, Burg Mauterndorf
Highlights from your plan
Castle Sommeregg ©
Castle Sommeregg
Burg Mauterndorf ©
Burg Mauterndorf
Maria Loretto Castle ©
Maria Loretto Castle

3
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.
Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit and Bled Castle will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Soča Valley and Liznjekova house. Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Fort Kluze (in Bovec), Vinoteka Brda (in Dobrovo) and Kranjska Gora (Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary & Zelenci Nature Reserve).

Plan a trip to Bled easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Villach to Bled in an hour. May in Bled sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, Vinoteka Brda
Highlights from your plan
Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley
Vinoteka Brda ©
Vinoteka Brda
Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit ©
Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower and Metelkova are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity (in Hrastovlje), St. George's Church (in Piran) and Portorož Beach (in Portorož). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Planning Ljubljana trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pula.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Koper, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, St. George's Church, Portorož Beach
Find places to stay May 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower
St. George's Church
St. George's Church
Franciscan Church of the Annunciation ©
Franciscan Church of the Annunciation

2
nights
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery and Church of St. Francis, see the interesting displays at Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, then delve into the distant past at Dvigrad, then don't miss a visit to Town Clock, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Main Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plomin Luka.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pula trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Pula takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. May in Pula sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Rovinj, Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, Dvigrad, Plomin Luka
Highlights from your plan
Dvigrad ©
Dvigrad
Main Street ©
Main Street
Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum ©
Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum

Similar plans

9 days in Bled BY A USER FROM MALTA September, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems Preferences: September, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 3 days in Bled BY A USER FROM CROATIA September, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 11 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 6 days in Bled BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: September, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Bled BY A USER FROM HUNGARY May, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: May, teens, kids, culture, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Bled BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Maribor BY A USER FROM CROATIA December, outdoors, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: December, outdoors Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 3 days in Bled BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Bled BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA November, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems Preferences: November, outdoors, historic sites Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 2 days in Bled BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans