16 days in Croatian Coast, Slovenia & Italian Alps Itinerary

16 days in Croatian Coast, Slovenia & Italian Alps Itinerary

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16 days in Croatian Coast, Slovenia & Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
2
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
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
+2
train + shuttle + 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.
Visit Lapad and Fort Lovrijenac for their historical value. Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Pasjaca Beach (in Popovici) and Cavtat Cemetery (in Cavtat). The adventure continues: examine the collection at War Photo Limited, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and step off the mainland to explore Dubrovnik Boat Rentals.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik vacation app .

Helsinki, Finland to Dubrovnik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Helsinki to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in June, things will get a bit warmer in Dubrovnik: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a bus 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
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Visit Punta Rata Beach and Brela Beach for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Church Of St. Roch. Change things up with a short trip to Trogir Square in Trogir (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trogir, Church Of St. Roch, Punta Rata Beach
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Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
River Rafting & Tubing
Church Of St. Roch ©
Church Of St. Roch

2
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 5th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, kick back and relax at Jadro Beach, then don't miss a visit to Stone Bridge and the Old Gate, then delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, and finally steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours.

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You can drive from Split to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Split in July since evenings lows in Zadar dip to 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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, then cool off at Aquapark Aquacolors Porec, and then contemplate the long history of Round Tower. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Jama - Grotta Baredine, don't miss a visit to Port of Rovinj, get a taste of the local shopping with Atelier Sottomuro, then don't miss a visit to Main Street, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Porec trip maker app .

Getting from Zadar to Porec by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Porec

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Rovinj
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Main Street ©
Main Street
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then steep yourself in history at Radovljica Old Town, and then explore the striking landscape of Lake Jasna.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bled trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Porec to Bled takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. In July, daytime highs in Bled are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Trento.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Lake Bohinj, Lake Jasna, Radovljica Old Town
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Radovljica Old Town ©
Radovljica Old Town
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 steep yourself in history at Forte Cadine Bus de Vela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Arco Castle, hike along Old Ponale Road Path, then explore the historical opulence of Castel Beseno, and finally delve into the distant past at Cattedrale di San Vigilio.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Trento trip builder .

Traveling by car from Bled to Trento takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Bled in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Trento: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

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

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