17 days in Slovenia, Croatia & Venice Itinerary

17 days in Slovenia, Croatia & Venice Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Bol, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights


Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 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 some historical perspective at Walls of Dubrovnik and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Fort Lovrijenac. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, make a trip to Pile Gate, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik tour itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.
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Korcula Town, Croatia — 2 nights

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Korcula Town Museum, and then stroll through Pupnatska Luka Beach. On your second day here, make a trip to Korcula Town Walls, view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then contemplate the long history of Forteca, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Korcula Town day trip planning website.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hvar.
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Hvar, Croatia — 3 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Visiting Mlini Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Franciscan Monastery and Spanish Fortress. There's more to do: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hvar trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. July in Hvar sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Bol.
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Bol, Croatia — 1 night

An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn).

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bol trip itinerary builder site.

Ride a ferry from Hvar to Bol in an hour. July in Bol sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 1 night

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and finally take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana journey website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Bol to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Bol in July, expect Ljubljana to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 2 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then explore the striking landscape at Vintgar Gorge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bled Island, and finally trek along Mala Osojnica. On the next day, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, awaken your taste buds at Wine Tasting Bled, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled trip planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Bled sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Basilica di Santa Anastasia, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Venice road trip planner.

You can drive from Bled to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Bled in August, Venice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Croatia travel guide

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.

Slovenia travel guide

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.