8 days in Croatia, Athens & Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia, Athens & Slovenia Itinerary

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8 days in Croatia, Athens & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally appreciate the history behind Erechtheion. On the next day, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then take a stroll through Plaka.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Athens itinerary planning tool .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Athens is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April; daily highs in Athens reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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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.
On the 28th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, and then wander the streets of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Doyouwed. Me, don't miss a visit to Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip tool .

You can fly from Athens to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in April, things will get slightly colder in Dubrovnik: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, then explore the activities along Veliko Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

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nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ljubljanica Kanal, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana travel planning website .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ljubljana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

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Ljubljanica River ©
Ljubljanica River
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