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Slovenia & Croatia (No Plitvice) or just Croatia

Auckland, New...
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Slovenia & Croatia (No Plitvice) or just Croatia

Saturday 3rd Sept London to… Ljubljana (Slovenia) (Fly or Train?)

Sunday 4th Ljubljana (2 nights at hotel)

Monday 5th Bled (day trip)

Tuesday 6th Ljubljana to Dubrovnik (3 nights)

Wednesday 7th Dubrovnik

Thursday 8th Dubrovnik

Friday 9th Fly Dubrovnik to London to NZ

Less jam packed - miss out on Zagreb but still get to see Slovenia.

Saturday September 3 London to… Zagreb (Train or Fly?)

Sunday 4th Zagreb

Monday 5th Plitvice

Tuesday 6th Zagreb to Dubrovnik

Wednesday 7th Dubrovnik

Thursday 8th Dubrovnik

Friday 9th Fly Dubrovnik to London to NZ

No Slovenia but more time for Zagreb and Dubrovnik.

I'm stuck between both options. I really want to see Plitvice but I also want to see a bit of Slovenia as well. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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1. Re: Slovenia & Croatia (No Plitvice) or just Croatia

Definitely fly from London, the train will take two days. While Plitvice is worth a visit, I wouldn't amend the itinerary just to include Zagreb, to be honest. That said, getting from Ljubljana to Dubrovnik is easiest by taking a train to Zagreb and then a domestic flight to Dubrovnik. So if you wanted to include Plitvice, you could do the following:

- on Monday, day trip to Bled, when you return to Ljubljana, take an evening train or bus to Zagreb, spend the night in Zagreb

- on Tuesday, do a day trip to Plitvice, easiest would be with a guided tour, return to Zagreb, spend the night in Zagreb

- on Wednesday take a morning flight to Dubrovnik (55 minutes)

It would be quite rushed, you would have to sacrifice part of your first day in Dubrovnik, but you would get to see Plitvice, too.

Edited: 23 May 2016, 21:56
Auckland, New...
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2. Re: Slovenia & Croatia (No Plitvice) or just Croatia

Thanks for the help. What do you think of this:

Saturday 3rd Early morning flight to Ljubljana.

Sunday 4th Explore Ljubljana (Potential private tour)

Monday 5th Lake Bled (Day trip - Tour). Night train to Zagreb (less than 2 half hours by express train)

Tuesday 6th Day trip to Plitvice (Day trip - Tour). Stay in Zagreb.

Wednesday 7th Morning flight from Zagreb to Dubrovnik (55 mins) - Relax

Thursday 8th Dubrovnik

Friday 9th Fly Dubrovnik to London to NZ

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3. Re: Slovenia & Croatia (No Plitvice) or just Croatia

That sounds good, it won't be a slow, relaxing trip, but you will have the time to see what you've set out to visit.

Edited: 26 May 2016, 21:35
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4. Re: Slovenia & Croatia (No Plitvice) or just Croatia

I've been to both Croatia and Slovenia, and though it's a bit rushed you got a lot of good stuff in on your latest itinerary. In Ljubljana they have three 2-hour walking tours per day offered through the Tourist office. We were one of 7 and I think it was a really good deal at 10 euros each.

Auckland, New...
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5. Re: Slovenia & Croatia (No Plitvice) or just Croatia

Thanks for that - Will look into it.

6. Re: Slovenia & Croatia (No Plitvice) or just Croatia

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