21 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

21 days in Croatia & Slovenia Itinerary

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Celje, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Motovun, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Maribor, Slovenia
— 3 nights

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Celje, Slovenia

Celje
An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
On the 26th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Lake Šmartno, examine the collection at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, and then explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle. On the next day, examine the collection at Celje Regional Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of Recent History Celje, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Valletta, Malta to Celje is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Valletta in December: highs in Celje hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Celje

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

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Specialty Museum
Celje Regional Museum
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Spa
Spas
4.1

3
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Lake Bled (in Bled) and Postojna Cave (in Postojna). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Toll House, visit Ljubljana Old Town, and snap pictures at Triple Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana vacation planner.

Getting from Celje to Ljubljana by car takes about an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Water Body
Lake Bled
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Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
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Neighborhood
Ljubljana Old Town
4.8

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Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, then admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi, and finally do a tasting at Stancija Collis.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovinj itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Rovinj takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in December; daily highs in Rovinj reach 13°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

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Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Modric Cave, then make a trip to Paseo Maritimo, then delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, and finally don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje). Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Bozava, then steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, and then don't miss a visit to The Forum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zadar trip builder app.

Getting from Rovinj to Zadar by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Zadar, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Church of St. Donat
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Cave
Modric Cave
4.8

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Split, Croatia

Split ©

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, then look for gifts at Filigran Split, then pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Gaspina mlinica, then contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir, and then steep yourself in history at Old Split.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Split day trip site.

You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in January, Split is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Split

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Historic City of Trogir
4.7

1
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Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls, do a tasting at Lovric Winery, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then make a trip to Korcula Old City, and finally don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour and then stop by Coral Shop Irena.

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Ride a ferry from Split to Korcula Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Coral Shop Irena
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Historic Site
Korcula Town Walls
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Landmark
Korcula Old City
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©

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.
On the 8th (Wed), stop by Old Town, then view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and then steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik travel route website.

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In January in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Motovun.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Must see
Old Town
4.7

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Motovun, Croatia

Motovun ©
Motovun is a village in central Istria, Croatia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then partake in some friendly competition at Truffle Hunting, then do a tasting at Fakin Wines, and finally admire the striking features of Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun. On the next day, make a trip to Bell Tower, do a tasting at Benvenuti Winery, and then don't miss a visit to Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Motovun trip maker.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Motovun in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Maribor.

Things to do in Motovun

Wineries · Shopping · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Winery / Vineyard
Benvenuti Winery
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.9
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Winery / Vineyard
Fakin Wines
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plague Column, then fly down the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Terme Ptuj, see the interesting displays at Ptuj Castle, then see the interesting displays at Old Vine House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maribor Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Slomskov Trg.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Maribor travel route planning site.

You can drive from Motovun to Maribor in 3 hours. January in Maribor sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -4°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Historic Site
Terme Ptuj
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Entertainment Center
Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor
4.9

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