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28 days road trip (Croatia, slovenia and northern Italy)

Hi !
we (2 adults and 2 kids of 7 ans 11 years old) will do a road trip from july 6 to august 4. Our itinerary will be this one :

July 6: Fly from Montreal To Venice

July 7-9 (2 nights): Venice ( appartment in Cannaregio, trip to Burano) we rent a car when we leave Venice and will keep that car for the whole trip. We know 2 days is not much, but my wife and I already been there last year, just want to get over jetlag and sho that place to the kids.

July 9-12 (3 nights) : Road to Osp (Slovenia), stop to lunch in Trieste, From Osp we will do a daytrip to Piran and another daytrip to Perdjama castle and Postojna caves

July 12-156 (4 nights): Leave Osp, stop to Motovun in route. appartment in Pazin. We will use that Pazin base to do trips to Riovinj, Porec and Pula

July 16-17: Drive to Plitvice and get our appartment (10-15 minutes from Plitvice park)

July 17 : get up early and visit Plitvice. Go to Zagreb mid-day

July 17-19 (2 nights): Zagreb

July 19-24 (5 nights): leave Zagreb drive to Ljubljana and stop in route (Samobor ?) From LJubljana do daytrips to the north (Ptu, maribor), to Bled and Bohinj

July 24-25 (1 night): leave jubljana, drive thru Vrsic pass and go to Kobarid. Sleep in Kobarid

july 25-27 ( 2 nights): Drive from Kobarid to Verona, Sleep in Verona

July 27 to august 3 (7 nights) Verona to Val gardena (stop to Malcessine on route). We have in appartement in Lajen/laion, Do daytrip to Bolzano, T rente, Bressanone

August 3-4 (1 nights) Val gardena to Trevisso (sleep in Trevisso).

August 4 : Trevisso to VCE catch our 13:30 flight back to Montreal

What do you think of that plan ?

Posted by
1020 posts

I haven't been to any of those places, except. Verona. I was going to suggest Plitvice, but I see you already have it!

Posted by
265 posts

Even though I have been to all 3 countries, I have not been to some of the cities you listed, but you must have researched things to draw you to those cities. My overall advice is to schedule once a week a down time day since you are travelling with young kids and find something just for kids on another day. You have a lot of day trips scheduled and that can be exhausting for all. I always schedule on a long trip a down period of two days for myself every two weeks. Also, keep in mind that travel between cities will eat into your sightseeing on that day. Be sure you have the proper International Drivers License (Required in Italy) and your rental agency will allow your car to leave and enter Slovenia and Croatia otherwise your insurance will be voided. The plan is interesting and I hope you all enjoy.

Posted by
1189 posts

Of course people can give you answers. And people have given you answers, probably 100 responses to the various threads you have started. This is the 12th or 13th thread for the same trip. 4-5 in the Croatia forum, the same in Slovenia. Over and over the same questions. Most people who answer questions here will not respond to the 3rd or 4th thread. It's considered rude.

Posted by
2308 posts

Love all the countries you plan to see.
One thing, the highways in Croatia are not the greatest. You don't include Dubrovnik! It is wonderful.
Visting Split, Trogir and Dubrovnik are easy to do on a cruise.