14 days in Croatia & Bled Itinerary

14 days in Croatia & Bled Itinerary

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14 days in Croatia & Bled Itinerary

Start: Pula, Croatia
1
Pula, Croatia
— 6 nights
2
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
3
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Pula, Croatia

6
nights
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
We've included these beaches for you: Plovanije Beach and Kap Kamenjak. Get outdoors at Debeljak Beach and Fazana Beach. Explore Pula's surroundings by going to Kamenjak National Park (in Premantura) and Duga Uvala beach (in Pavicini). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, explore the gorgeous colors at Tito's Park, explore the historical opulence of Kastel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pula visit planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Pula Airport, Zadar Airport and Zagreb Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Pula can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Premantura, Fazana Beach, National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), Duga Uvala beach
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Bled. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Bled, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Vintgar Gorge, explore the striking landscape of Lake Jasna, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bled tour app .

Traveling by car from Pula to Bled takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Pula in September; daily highs in Bled reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kranjska Gora
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 10th (Tue), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and then stroll through Recreational Sports Center Jarun.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Bled to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In September in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

3
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plitvice Lakes National Park. On the 30th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, identify plant and animal life at Rastoke, then explore the fascinating underground world of Barac Caves, and finally admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, then contemplate the long history of Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla, and then identify plant and animal life at Bear Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park online travel planner .

You can drive from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla, Rastoke, Bear Sanctuary
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Rastoke ©
Rastoke
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes

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