16 days in Croatia, Montenegro & Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia, Montenegro & Slovenia Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia, Montenegro & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Boise, United States
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  3 h 15 min
6
Rab Island, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Rovinj, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Boise, United States

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, and then delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace. Keep things going the next day: do sightseeing your way with Ilirio's Hvar Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner .

Boise, USA to Split is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time is 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Split when traveling from Boise in March, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Ilirio's Hvar Tours, Church Of St. Roch, River Rafting & Tubing
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Forteca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, admire the striking features of Revelin Tower, then steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls, then admire the striking features of Tower Kanalevic, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Treasury Museum, get engrossed in the history at Korcula Town Museum, make a trip to Korcula Old City, head outdoors with Freestyle, then get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic collection Barilo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kula Svih Svetih.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Korcula Town trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Split to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Freestyle
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Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Freestyle ©
Freestyle

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then examine the collection at War Photo Limited, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Old Town, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then delve into the distant past at Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik tour website .

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Adventure
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

2
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Crkva Gospa od Zdravlja, see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, then admire the striking features of St. Tryphon Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, and finally get engrossed in the history at Perast Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Historical, Art, and Archaeology Museum at Vladin Dom, pause for some serene contemplation at Fort sv Andrija, then step into the grandiose world of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, then steep yourself in history at Stari Grad Kotor, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Namfleg Workshop.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kotor tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kotor are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Perast, Historical, Art, and Archaeology Museum at Vladin Dom, Castle Of San Giovanni
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Castle Of San Giovanni ©
Castle Of San Giovanni
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kotor to Zagreb in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kotor in March: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 57°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rab Island.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery
Croatian Museum of Naive Art ©
Croatian Museum of Naive Art

2
nights
Rab Island, Croatia

Rab Island ©
On the 12th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Zidine Fortress, then kick back and relax at Kandarola Nude Beach, and then kick back and relax at Podsilo Beach. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Ivan Evangelista, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Mary The Great (Sveta Marija Velika), then get engrossed in the history at Kuca Rabske Torte, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Suha Punta Beach.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rab Island trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Zagreb to Rab Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Rab Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Suha Punta Beach ©
Suha Punta Beach
Kuca Rabske Torte ©
Kuca Rabske Torte
Zidine Fortress ©
Zidine Fortress

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night
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, view the masterpieces at Galerija Brek, then get a taste of the local shopping with Atelier Sottomuro, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Della Batana.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovinj trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Rab Island to Rovinj in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rovinj can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia
Main Street ©
Main Street

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, then explore the activities along Lake Bled, and then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle (Blejski Grad).

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Rovinj to Ljubljana by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Rovinj in March, expect Ljubljana to be little chillier, temps between 53°F and 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bled
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

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