16 days in Croatian Coast, Slovenia & Italian Alps Itinerary

16 days in Croatian Coast, Slovenia & Italian Alps Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 30 min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
4
Porec, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Trento, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h
End: Helsinki, Finland

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cavtat Cemetery and Dubrovnik Boat Rentals. Step out of the city life by going to Pasjaca Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, visit Lapad, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited.

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Helsinki, Finland to Dubrovnik is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. In June, Dubrovnik is a bit warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Pasjaca Beach, Cavtat Cemetery
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Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Church of Saint Blaise ©
Church of Saint Blaise

3
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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Punta Rata Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. Get outdoors at Brela Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Church Of St. Roch (in Kastel Novi) and Trogir (Trogir Square & The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Split planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trogir, Brela, Church Of St. Roch
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Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
River Rafting & Tubing
The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower

2
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to The Church of the Holy Cross, kick back and relax at Jadro Beach, then take in the views from Stone Bridge and the Old Gate, then explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, and finally contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zadar road trip planner.

You can drive from Split to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Split in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zadar, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porec.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Nin, Jadro Beach
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Speed Boats Tours
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

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Porec, Croatia

Porec ©
With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, then cool off at Aquapark Aquacolors Porec, and then make a trip to Round Tower. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Jama - Grotta Baredine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, then browse the exhibits of Atelier Sottomuro, then get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Porec online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Zadar to Porec in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Porec

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Rovinj
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Jama - Grotta Baredine ©
Jama - Grotta Baredine
Main Street ©
Main Street
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj

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Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Town Centre of Radovljica and then explore the activities along Lake Jasna.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Porec to Bled in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bled are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trento.

Things to do in Bled

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lake Jasna, Old Town Centre of Radovljica, Lake Bohinj
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Old Town Centre of Radovljica ©
Old Town Centre of Radovljica
Lake Jasna ©
Lake Jasna
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Trento, Italy

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Canyon Rio Sass, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Romedio, then make a trip to Castel Thun, and finally contemplate the long history of Forte Cadine Bus de Vela. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Arco Castle, then grab your bike and head to Old Ponale Road Path, then explore the historical opulence of Castel Beseno, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Vigilio.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Trento tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Bled to Trento in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bled in July, with highs in Trento at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Canyon Rio Sass, Castel Beseno, Old Ponale Road Path, Santuario di San Romedio, Castel Thun
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Castel Beseno ©
Castel Beseno
Arco Castle ©
Arco Castle
Cattedrale di San Vigilio ©
Cattedrale di San Vigilio

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