25 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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Train to Copenhagen Airport, Fly to Zagreb
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Postojna, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Novigrad, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Opatija, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Krk Island, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Rab Island, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Zadar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
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Zagreb, Croatia — 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): shop like a local with Dolac Market, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip website.

Malmo, Sweden to Zagreb is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Malmo in October, expect nights in Zagreb to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. You will leave for Bled on the 11th (Tue).
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Bled, Slovenia — 3 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Savica Waterfall & Lake Bohinj). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Vintgar Gorge, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, and step off the mainland to explore Bled Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Bled trip planner.

Getting from Zagreb to Bled by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. October in Bled sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Ljubljana is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Postojna.
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Postojna, Slovenia — 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Grotte di Postumia - Park Postojnska jama, then Head underground at Postojna Cave, and then get your bearings at Tourist Information Centre - Galerija. On your second day here, look for gifts at Guštarna, then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, then take an in-depth tour of The Secret Rooms of Hotel Jama, and finally Head underground at Planina Cave.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Postojna day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Postojna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Novigrad.
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Novigrad, Croatia — 2 nights

Novigrad is a village and municipality in Croatia in the Zadar County. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun, then look for gifts at Aura Distillery, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Novigrad visit planning site.

You can drive from Postojna to Novigrad in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Opatija.
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Opatija, Croatia — 1 night

You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Ethnographic Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare, then don't miss a visit to Maiden With The Seagull, and finally stop by Kredenca Opatija.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Opatija road trip planner.

Getting from Novigrad to Opatija by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. October in Opatija sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Krk Island.
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Krk Island, Croatia — 2 nights

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Kuca Vina Ivan Katunar, then don't miss a visit to Vrbnik, and then indulge your senses at Vrbnik Wine Tales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Fish Pedicure Njivice, make a trip to Fulfinum Mirine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, explore the ancient world of Krk City walls, then explore the historical opulence of Frankopan Castle, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Baska.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Krk Island planner.

Getting from Opatija to Krk Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Krk Island are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Rab Island.
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Rab Island, Croatia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): look for gifts at Natura Rab, trek along Rab-Maman trail, and then kick back and relax at Suha Punta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): stroll around Komrcar Park, then make a trip to The Harbour and the Town Prospect, and then get engrossed in the history at Kuca Rabske Torte.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Rab Island online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Krk Island to Rab Island by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Zadar.
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Zadar, Croatia — 3 nights

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zadar: Sokolarski Raptor Centre (in Sibenik), Krka National Park (in Skradin) and Art Shop Unique (in Primosten). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), examine the collection at Museum of Illusions, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zadar trip itinerary planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Rab Island to Zadar in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Zadar sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia — 3 nights

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Step out of Plitvice Lakes National Park with an excursion to Rastoke in Slunj--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Milino, take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, and take in the dramatic natural features at Supljara cave.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 1 night

Little Vienna

On the 3rd (Thu), take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Highlights from your trip

Croatia travel guide

4.6
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.
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Slovenia travel guide

4.2
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.
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