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Is it worth a day trip to Ljubljana- 2 nights in Zagreb

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Is it worth a day trip to Ljubljana- 2 nights in Zagreb

Will be ending our Croatia trip in Zagreb after visiting Dubrovnik, Mostar, split and some islands. I have two days in Zagreb. Is it worth a day trip to Ljubljana?

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1. Re: Is it worth a day trip to Ljubljana- 2 nights in Zagreb

Ljubljana is a wonderful city but Zagreb is as well and quite underrated. It's likely you'll find enough there for two days. With such a short time I'd enjoy Zagreb and save Ljubljana for another visit.

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2. Re: Is it worth a day trip to Ljubljana- 2 nights in Zagreb

Thank you, that’s what I needed to hear.

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3. Re: Is it worth a day trip to Ljubljana- 2 nights in Zagreb

Have a wonderful time!

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4. Re: Is it worth a day trip to Ljubljana- 2 nights in Zagreb

Ljubljana's centre is actually quite small, you can visit all that is interesting in 1/2 day

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5. Re: Is it worth a day trip to Ljubljana- 2 nights in Zagreb

I agree with 424tarikd. If you won't be back in this part of the work for a long time t hen visit Ljubljana for a few hours using the train - it's a very compact capital city.

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6. Re: Is it worth a day trip to Ljubljana- 2 nights in Zagreb

Well it is more worth to stay in Ljubljana then in Zagreb but at least now when you maked your plans then visit ljubljana... it is much nicer, has many things to show, zagreb is ok, green city but relativly boring place... not many things to see there, except museums maybe

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7. Re: Is it worth a day trip to Ljubljana- 2 nights in Zagreb

I strongly disagree with Dario...Zagreb is certainly not boring!

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8. Re: Is it worth a day trip to Ljubljana- 2 nights in Zagreb

Ljubljana is the most borring town in the region. When stores close at 7:30 pm nothing to do, streets get empty.

Ljubljana has 100 m of walkway next to the river with alot of caffees. That is nice to sit and have a coffee. When you finish the coffee there is nothing else to do. 100m from that river side walkway the communist architecture town begins.

I would say Ljubljana is nice on that 100 m walk next to the river, really nice, but how long you can sit there and drink coffee?

Slovenia in general has no rich history and historic sights like Croatia.

They are lucky they are next to Croatia and have tourists who come to Croatia and visit Slovenia.

Lake Bled (there was alot of talk about Bled here) is just one lake. After 30 min you walk a bit and take 20 photos gets borring. Lake is sarounded by socialist stlye hotels. Comparing Bled with Krka or Plitvice in Croatia... Bled just look nice on filtered promotional pictures.

Dario B here saying Ljubljana is better destioanion is funy ... Comparing Lonely Planet’s No.1 Best European Destination ZAGREB in 2017 with a small town Ljubljana is really really but REALLY laughable.

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9. Re: Is it worth a day trip to Ljubljana- 2 nights in Zagreb

Just stay in Zagreb, and go to a day trip to Varaždin and Trakošćan...

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10. Re: Is it worth a day trip to Ljubljana- 2 nights in Zagreb

Definately rather go to Varaždin or Trakošćan Castle you will see more history than in whole Ljubljana or even Slovenia.

Highlite of Slovenian history and arcitecture is Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) in Ljubljana. That is actually 3 bridges 23 m long ...

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