SLOVENIA & CROATIA

Action-packed itinerary that takes in mountains, lakes, cities, national parks and stunning Croatian beaches. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget. Here’s your Slovenia and Croatia travel plan:

Luxury
1 ✈To Ljubljana(Book >) Dep: 13:15 Arr: 16:25 🏨Hotel Cubo (Book >) See all hotels >
Familiarise yourself with the pedestrian-friendly old streets of the city. Book your transfer to the hotel.
2 Walk over the Triple Bridge and up the steep hill to the castle. Paying for access to the tower is well worth it. Buy provisions for your hiking adventure whilst in Ljubljana.
3 🚌Ljubljana to Ribčev Laz (Book >) Dep: 10:03 Arr: 11:57 🏨Vogar Hut (Book >) See all rentals >
Spend the afternoon walking to Vogar meadow and views close to the hut. Ask the park ranger for their dinner recommendation. When booking the hut ask if the national park ranger will drive you to and from the bus.
4 A wealth of breathtaking trails await you, from gentle rambles or exciting via ferrata. Read about some of the trails here and invest in a good map.
5 🚌Ribčev Laz to Bled (Book >) Dep: 13:49 Arr: 14:28 🏨Vila Bled(Book >) See all hotels >
Walk around the lake and take a boat across to Blejski Otok. Return back on the other side of the lake and be sure to leave time to visit the castle. Look out for signpost number 6 and head up hill for a superb view from Ojstrica.
6 🚌Bled to Ljubljana
(Book >)
🚌Ljubljana to Postojna
(Book >)
🚌Postojna to Ljubljana
(Book >)
Dep: 08:30

Dep:
10:00

Dep: 17:56

Arr: 09:48

Arr: 10:52

Arr: 18:40

🏨Hotel Cubo (Book >) See all hotels >
Visit the massive, breathtaking Postojna caves. It gets cold in the caves – bring warm clothing.
6 🚌Ljubljana to Poreč
(Book >)
Dep: 07:10 Arr: 11:00 🏨Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence (Book >) See all hotels >
Today’s journey is broken up with a visit to the massive Postojna caves. Add on a night in Trieste if you have time.
7-8 Two more days to enjoy beautiful Poreč and its surrounding islands. If you’ve time be sure to visit nearby Rovinj. Your hotel offers a free boat ride to peaceful Sveti Nikola island.
9 🚌Poreč to Karlovac
(Book >)
🚌Karlovac to Plitviče
(Book >)
Dep: 09:15

Dep: 14:20

Arr: 14:05

Arr: 15:45

🏨Hotel Degenija (Book >) See all hotels >
Karlovac City Museum is an interesting place to while away an hour if you’d like to break up the journey. The museum is closed on Mondays.
10 🚌Plitviče to Zagreb
(Book >)
Dep: 16:45 Arr: 19:00 🏨Esplanade Hotel (Book >) See all hotels >
Enter the Plitvice Lakes national park from entrance No1 and stroll around the paths and walkways to experience the stunning colours of the lakes and waterfalls. Do not leave the trails! Plitvice is an extremely delicate eco system.
11 ✈Zagreb to Home (Book >) Dep: 14:15 Arr: 16:15 What did you think of this Slovenia & Croatia itinerary? Leave your feedback below
Book a transfer to the airport.
Mid-range
1 ✈To Ljubljana(Book >) Dep: 13:15 Arr: 16:25 🏨Central Hotel (Book >) See all hotels >
Familiarise yourself with the pedestrian-friendly old streets of the city. Public buses run frequently from the airport to the centre.
2 Walk over the Triple Bridge and up the steep hill to the castle. Paying for access to the tower is well worth it. Buy provisions for your hiking adventure whilst in Ljubljana.
3 🚌Ljubljana to Ribčev Laz (Book >) Dep: 10:03 Arr: 11:57 🏨Vogar Hut (Book >) See all rentals >
Spend the afternoon walking to Vogar meadow and views close to the hut. Ask the park ranger for their dinner recommendation. When booking the hut ask if the national park ranger will drive you to and from the bus.
4 A wealth of breathtaking trails await you, from gentle rambles or exciting via ferrata. Read about some of the trails here and invest in a good map.
5 🚌Ribčev Laz to Bled (Book >) Dep: 13:49 Arr: 14:28 🏨Hotel Jelovica(Book >) See all hotels >
Walk around the lake and take a boat across to Blejski Otok. Return back on the other side of the lake and be sure to leave time to visit the castle. Look out for signpost number 6 and head up hill for a superb view from Ojstrica.
6 🚌Bled to Ljubljana
(Book >)
🚌Ljubljana to Postojna
(Book >)
🚌Postojna to Ljubljana
(Book >)
Dep: 08:30

Dep:
10:00

Dep: 17:56

Arr: 09:48

Arr: 10:52

Arr: 18:40

🏨Central Hotel (Book >) See all hotels >
Visit the massive, breathtaking Postojna caves. It gets cold in the caves – bring warm clothing.
6 🚌Ljubljana to Poreč
(Book >)
Dep: 07:10 Arr: 11:00 🏨Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence (Book >) See all hotels >
Today’s journey is broken up with a visit to the massive Postojna caves. Add on a night in Trieste if you have time.
7-8 Two more days to enjoy beautiful Poreč and its surrounding islands. If you’ve time be sure to visit nearby Rovinj. Your hotel offers a free boat ride to peaceful Sveti Nikola island.
9 🚌Poreč to Karlovac
(Book >)
🚌Karlovac to Plitviče
(Book >)
Dep: 09:15

Dep: 14:20

Arr: 14:05

Arr: 15:45

🏨Villa Katja (Book >) See all hotels >
Karlovac City Museum is an interesting place to while away an hour if you’d like to break up the journey. The museum is closed on Mondays.
10 🚌Plitviče to Zagreb
(Book >)
Dep: 16:45 Arr: 19:00 🏨Best Western Astoria(Book >) See all hotels >
Enter the Plitvice Lakes national park from entrance No1 and stroll around the paths and walkways to experience the stunning colours of the lakes and waterfalls. Do not leave the trails! Plitvice is an extremely delicate eco system.
11 ✈Zagreb to Home (Book >) Dep: 14:15 Arr: 16:15 What did you think of this Slovenia & Croatia itinerary? Leave your feedback below
Buses to the airport from the bus station take about 35-40 minutes.
Budget
1 ✈To Ljubljana(Book >) Dep: 13:15 Arr: 16:25 🏨Hostel Vrba (Book >) See all hotels >
Familiarise yourself with the pedestrian-friendly old streets of the city. Public buses run frequently from the airport to the centre.
2 Walk over the Triple Bridge and up the steep hill to the castle. Paying for access to the tower is well worth it. Buy provisions for your hiking adventure whilst in Ljubljana.
3 🚌Ljubljana to Ribčev Laz (Book >) Dep: 10:03 Arr: 11:57 🏨Vogar Hut (Book >) See all rentals >
Spend the afternoon walking to Vogar meadow and views close to the hut. Ask the park ranger for their dinner recommendation. When booking the hut ask if the national park ranger will drive you to and from the bus.
4 A wealth of breathtaking trails await you, from gentle rambles or exciting via ferrata. Read about some of the trails here and invest in a good map.
5 🚌Ribčev Laz to Bled (Book >) Dep: 13:49 Arr: 14:28 🏨Hotel Jelovica(Book >) See all hotels >
Walk around the lake and take a boat across to Blejski Otok. Return back on the other side of the lake and be sure to leave time to visit the castle. Look out for signpost number 6 and head up hill for a superb view from Ojstrica.
6 🚌Bled to Ljubljana
(Book >)
🚌Ljubljana to Postojna
(Book >)
🚌Postojna to Ljubljana
(Book >)
Dep: 08:30

Dep:
10:00

Dep: 17:56

Arr: 09:48

Arr: 10:52

Arr: 18:40

🏨Hostel Vrba (Book >) See all hotels >
Visit the massive, breathtaking Postojna caves. It gets cold in the caves – bring warm clothing.
6 🚌Ljubljana to Poreč
(Book >)
Dep: 07:10 Arr: 11:00 🏨Castello Gulici (Book >) See all hotels >
Today’s journey is broken up with a visit to the massive Postojna caves. Add on a night in Trieste if you have time.
7-8 Two more days to enjoy beautiful Poreč and its surrounding islands. If you’ve time be sure to visit nearby Rovinj. Your hotel offers a free boat ride to peaceful Sveti Nikola island.
9 🚌Poreč to Karlovac
(Book >)
🚌Karlovac to Plitviče
(Book >)
Dep: 09:15

Dep: 14:20

Arr: 14:05

Arr: 15:45

🏨Villa Katja (Book >) See all hotels >
Karlovac City Museum is an interesting place to while away an hour if you’d like to break up the journey. The museum is closed on Mondays.
10 🚌Plitviče to Zagreb
(Book >)
Dep: 16:45 Arr: 19:00 🏨Hostel Bureau(Book >) See all hotels >
Enter the Plitvice Lakes national park from entrance No1 and stroll around the paths and walkways to experience the stunning colours of the lakes and waterfalls. Do not leave the trails! Plitvice is an extremely delicate eco system.
11 ✈Zagreb to Home (Book >) Dep: 14:15 Arr: 16:15 What did you think of this Slovenia & Croatia itinerary? Leave your feedback below
Buses to the airport from the bus station take about 35-40 minutes.
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CROATIA & MONTENEGRO

A packed 15 days of ancient cities, mountainous national parks, sunny islands and stunning, secluded beaches. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget. Here’s your Croatia and Montenegro itinerary:

Luxury
1 ✈To Dubrovnik (Book >) Dep: 16:50 Arr: 20:25 🏨Hilton Imperial  (Book >) See all hotels >
Private transfers from the airport take 35 mins .
2 Lose yourself in the Old Town streets then take a 2km walk along the city walls. Walk or take a cable car up the hill overlooking the city The tourist crowds tend to dissipate in the early evening.
3 🚌Dubrovnik to Kotor (Book >) Dep: 11:00 Arr: 13:00 🏨Hotel Vardar (Book >) See all hotels >
Explore the winding streets but save energy for walking the incredible ramparts to the Castle Of San Giovanni. Take plenty to drink with you on your climb to the castle, although there are a few people selling drinks from coolers.
4 🚌Kotor to Žabljak (Book >) Dep: 09:40 Arr: 13:30 🏨Hotel Soa (Book >) See all hotels >
Walk to and around the beautiful Crno Jezero. Entry to Durmitor National Park is €3.
5 Full day for hiking in Durmitor National Park. This is a good map for working out which route to take.
6 🚌Žabljak to Kotor (Book >) Dep: 17:55 Arr: 21:45 🏨Hotel Vardar (Book >) See all hotels >
Embark on a rafting adventure down the Tara River Canyon before heading back to Kotor. Learn a few Montenegrin words to bond with your guide.
7 Relax in the ancient streets of Kotor, take a boat trip out to Our Lady of the Rock island. See the streets in early morning or evening to avoid cruise crowds.
8 🚌Kotor to Dubrovnik(Book >) Dep: 10:10 Arr: 12:30 🏨Hilton Imperial  (Book >) See all hotels >
War Photo Limited has an excellent collection of images from the War of Independence. Find peace in the Franciscan Monastery. Arrive at Buza Bar early to get a prime seat for sunset.
9 🚌Dubrovnik to Mostar (Book >) Dep: 08:00 Arr: 11:40 🏨Villa Anri (Book >) See all hotels >
Stari Most is the main attraction of Mostar, but the old city and Koskin-Mehmed Pasha’s Mosque are worth spending time in too. Pay a (pro!) bridge diver to plunge into the Neretva River.
10 🚌Mostar to Split (Book >) Dep: 12:50 Arr: 17:00 🏨Piazza Heritage Hotel (Book >) See all hotels >
In Mostar seek out Neretva Hotel and reflect on the ravages of war. Spend this evening and tomorrow morning exporing Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Luka Ice Cream & Cakes in Split offers the most delicious ice cream you’re ever likely to taste.
11 ⛴️Split to Hvar (Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 11:35 🏨Hotel Amfora (Book >) See all hotels >
You’ll be based on the main island of Hvar where you have the benefit of enjoying the old town, being in walking distance of lovely beaches and short boats rides to exquisite islands. Hvar town comes alive at night when it’s much cooler.
12-14 Small boats for nearby islands leave from the harbour.
15 ⛴️Hvar to Split (Book >)
✈Split to Home (Book >)
Dep: 11:30
Dep: 16:55
Arr: 12:05
Arr: 18:25
What did you think of this Croatia & Montenegro itinerary? Leave your feedback below
Time for one more ice cream at Luka’s?
Mid-range
1 ✈To Dubrovnik (Book >) Dep: 16:50 Arr: 20:25 🏨Apartments Martecchini (Book >) See all hotels >
Private transfers from the airport take 35 mins .
2 Lose yourself in the Old Town streets then take a 2km walk along the city walls. Walk or take a cable car up the hill overlooking the city The tourist crowds tend to dissipate in the early evening.
3 🚌Dubrovnik to Kotor (Book >) Dep: 11:00 Arr: 13:00 🏨Hotel Cattaro (Book >) See all hotels >
Explore the winding streets but save energy for walking the incredible ramparts to the Castle Of San Giovanni. Take plenty to drink with you on your climb to the castle, although there are a few people selling drinks from coolers.
4 🚌Kotor to Žabljak (Book >) Dep: 09:40 Arr: 13:30 🏨Hotel Soa (Book >) See all hotels >
Walk to and around the beautiful Crno Jezero. Entry to Durmitor National Park is €3.
5 Full day for hiking in Durmitor National Park. This is a good map for working out which route to take.
6 🚌Žabljak to Kotor (Book >) Dep: 17:55 Arr: 21:45 🏨Hotel Cattaro (Book >) See all hotels >
Embark on a rafting adventure down the Tara River Canyon before heading back to Kotor. Learn a few Montenegrin words to bond with your guide.
7 Relax in the ancient streets of Kotor, take a boat trip out to Our Lady of the Rock island. See the streets in early morning or evening to avoid cruise crowds.
8 🚌Kotor to Dubrovnik(Book >) Dep: 10:10 Arr: 12:30 🏨Apartments Martecchini (Book >) See all hotels >
War Photo Limited has an excellent collection of images from the War of Independence. Find peace in the Franciscan Monastery. Arrive at Buza Bar early to get a prime seat for sunset.
9 🚌Dubrovnik to Mostar (Book >) Dep: 08:00 Arr: 11:40 🏨Pension Cardak (Book >) See all hotels >
Stari Most is the main attraction of Mostar, but the old city and Koskin-Mehmed Pasha’s Mosque are worth spending time in too. Pay a (pro!) bridge diver to plunge into the Neretva River.
10 🚌Mostar to Split (Book >) Dep: 12:50 Arr: 17:00 🏨Hotel Vestibul Palace (Book >) See all hotels >
In Mostar seek out Neretva Hotel and reflect on the ravages of war. Spend this evening and tomorrow morning exporing Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Luka Ice Cream & Cakes in Split offers the most delicious ice cream you’re ever likely to taste.
11 ⛴️Split to Hvar (Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 11:35 🏨Hotel Amfora (Book >) See all hotels >
You’ll be based on the main island of Hvar where you have the benefit of enjoying the old town, being in walking distance of lovely beaches and short boats rides to exquisite islands. Hvar town comes alive at night when it’s much cooler.
12-14 Small boats for nearby islands leave from the harbour.
15 ⛴️Hvar to Split (Book >)
✈Split to Home (Book >)
Dep: 11:30
Dep: 16:55
Arr: 12:05
Arr: 18:25
What did you think of this Croatia & Montenegro itinerary? Leave your feedback below
Time for one more ice cream at Luka’s?
Budget
1 ✈To Dubrovnik (Book >) Dep: 16:50 Arr: 20:25 🏨Apartments Martecchini (Book >) See all hotels >
Private transfers from the airport take 35 mins .
2 Lose yourself in the Old Town streets then take a 2km walk along the city walls. Walk or take a cable car up the hill overlooking the city The tourist crowds tend to dissipate in the early evening.
3 🚌Dubrovnik to Kotor (Book >) Dep: 11:00 Arr: 13:00 🏨Hostel Old Town (Book >) See all hotels >
Explore the winding streets but save energy for walking the incredible ramparts to the Castle Of San Giovanni. Take plenty to drink with you on your climb to the castle, although there are a few people selling drinks from coolers.
4 🚌Kotor to Žabljak (Book >) Dep: 09:40 Arr: 13:30 🏨Hostel Hikers Den (Book >) See all hotels >
Walk to and around the beautiful Crno Jezero. Entry to Durmitor National Park is €3.
5 Full day for hiking in Durmitor National Park. This is a good map for working out which route to take.
6 🚌Žabljak to Kotor (Book >) Dep: 17:55 Arr: 21:45 🏨Hostel Old Town (Book >) See all hotels >
Embark on a rafting adventure down the Tara River Canyon before heading back to Kotor. Learn a few Montenegrin words to bond with your guide.
7 Relax in the ancient streets of Kotor, take a boat trip out to Our Lady of the Rock island. See the streets in early morning or evening to avoid cruise crowds.
8 🚌Kotor to Dubrovnik(Book >) Dep: 10:10 Arr: 12:30 🏨Apartments Martecchini (Book >) See all hotels >
War Photo Limited has an excellent collection of images from the War of Independence. Find peace in the Franciscan Monastery. Arrive at Buza Bar early to get a prime seat for sunset.
9 🚌Dubrovnik to Mostar (Book >) Dep: 08:00 Arr: 11:40 🏨Hostel Nina (Book >) See all hotels >
Stari Most is the main attraction of Mostar, but the old city and Koskin-Mehmed Pasha’s Mosque are worth spending time in too. Pay a (pro!) bridge diver to plunge into the Neretva River.
10 🚌Mostar to Split (Book >) Dep: 12:50 Arr: 17:00 🏨Peruzovic Rooms & Apartments (Book >) See all hotels >
In Mostar seek out Neretva Hotel and reflect on the ravages of war. Spend this evening and tomorrow morning exporing Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Luka Ice Cream & Cakes in Split offers the most delicious ice cream you’re ever likely to taste.
11 ⛴️Split to Hvar (Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 11:35 🏨Villa Paladina (Book >) See all hotels >
You’ll be based on the main island of Hvar where you have the benefit of enjoying the old town, being in walking distance of lovely beaches and short boats rides to exquisite islands. Hvar town comes alive at night when it’s much cooler.
12-14 Small boats for nearby islands leave from the harbour.
15 ⛴️Hvar to Split (Book >)
✈Split to Home (Book >)
Dep: 11:30
Dep: 16:55
Arr: 12:05
Arr: 18:25
What did you think of this Croatia & Montenegro itinerary? Leave your feedback below
Time for one more ice cream at Luka’s?