60 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia, Dubrovnik & Tirana Itinerary

60 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia, Dubrovnik & Tirana Itinerary

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 17 nights
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Kočevje, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Metlika, Slovenia
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 19 nights
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— 15 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 17 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vrhnika (Human Fish Brewery & Ljubljanica River Exhibition), Franciscan Monastery (in Kamnik) and Bled (Straža Bled, Bled Island, &more). Spend the 11th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip itinerary builder website.

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany to Ljubljana is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. April in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kočevje.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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Kočevje, Slovenia

— 3 nights
Together with the Krokar primeval forest, which is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Kočevje Region makes for a truly mystical forest landscape.
Kočevje is known for museums and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Krokar Primeval Forest, see the interesting displays at Public Institute Ribnica Handicraft Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kočevje, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Stephen.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kočevje travel website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Kočevje in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kočevje when traveling from Ljubljana in April, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Metlika.

Things to do in Kočevje

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Metlika, Slovenia

— 4 nights
Metlika is a town and municipality in the southeastern Slovenia. Metlika is known for museums and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kolpa River, see the interesting displays at Bela Krajina Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Galerija Kambič.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Metlika online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kočevje to Metlika in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Metlika when traveling from Kočevje in April, with lows around 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Metlika

Museums · Nature · Parks

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 19 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Sokol Grad (in Dunave Krajnje), Ston (Stonske zidine - Ulaz, Marlais Winery, &more) and Mali Ston (Tvrđava Koruna & Toljevac Tower). On the 1st (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Dedicate the 30th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, head off the coast to Elafiti Islands, steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and go for a stroll along the water at City Harbor.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik tour planner.

You can drive from Metlika to Dubrovnik in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Metlika in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Tirana, Albania

— 15 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Explore Tirana's surroundings by going to Statue of George W. Bush (in Fushe Kruje), Preza Castle (in Fushe Preze) and Kruje (Kruja Castle & Ethnographic Museum of Kruja). On the 23rd (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, take in the awesome beauty at Dajti, brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, and paddle through the water with Albania Adventure.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tirana trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Tirana takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Tirana, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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