9 days in Slovenia, Croatia & Slovakia Itinerary

9 days in Slovenia, Croatia & Slovakia Itinerary

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9 days in Slovenia, Croatia & Slovakia Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  17​h
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2
days
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): trek along Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar), snap pictures at Tromostovje, then don't miss a visit to Preseren Square, and finally get in on the family fun at Enigmarium, Escape Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrezje, and then explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Klang, Malaysia to Ljubljana. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Klang to Ljubljana due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Klang in December; daily highs in Ljubljana reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Zagreb.

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Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar)
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Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle
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Ljubljana Old Town
Enigmarium, Escape Room
Enigmarium, Escape Room

2
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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then stop by Arena Centar, and finally look for gifts at Handmade In Zagreb. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Dubrovnik.

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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

2
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cavtat Old Town and Stradun. Spend the 16th (Fri) wandering around Old Town. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Gradske Zidine, admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, don't miss a visit to Dubrovnik Cable Car, and head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik travel planner.

Getting from Zagreb to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Traveling from Zagreb in December, expect Dubrovnik to be a bit warmer, temps between 14°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bratislava.

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Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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day
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Blue Church, take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, and then savor the flavors at Medový obchod CERA MEL.

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Getting from Dubrovnik to Bratislava by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in December: high temperatures in Bratislava hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
St Elizabeth's / Blue Church ©
St Elizabeth's / Blue Church
Medový obchod CERA MEL
Medový obchod CERA MEL

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