I will be in Prague at the start of June and want to visit both Slovenia and Croatia. What is the best way to get there? I have 11-12 days to split between the two and I want to see as much countryside as possible, and dont want to be travelling all the time. I dont have a car though and I'm a student so I'm not too cashed up!!
One option I've looked into is getting the train from Prague to Vienna and staying for one night, then catching a train from Vienna to Ljubljana - to break it up a bit. Then 5-6 days in Slovenia checking out the countryside (is this enough?? any suggestions for places to visit or good accomodation?).
From Ljubljana is it best to get train to Zagreb and get on bus if I want to visit Plitvice national park - thats main thing other than lower coast of Croatia I want to visit.
The other option I have been looking into is getting a flight from Prague to Venice (which can be cheap), then catching either a ferry down the coast of Croatia for a few days (followed by bus/train back to Slovenia), or getting bus/train straight from Venice to Ljubljana. Has anyone done this?
And then if its possible to get from Venice to Plitvice maybe this is better option - then travel back to Slovenia via Zagreb and leave the coast of Croatia for another trip?
Hi Miss Tina!
You can get to Ljubljana by taking a train from Prague.Also from Ljubljana to Zagreb train is the cheapest option.Beside, check out the flights Prague-Ljubljana.Sometimes they can be cheaper than taking a train, offcourse you save some time.To go from Venice is just too far unless you want to visit Venice as well.
So my proposal would be (concerning your letter): Prague (train/plane) - Ljubljana and the surrounding (train) - Zagreb (bus) - NP Plitvicka jezera (bus) - place on the coast (Zadar possibly)
The cheapest accommodation in Ljubljana would be a hostel (try the one in Metelkova, nice one). Also if you'll have some spare time try to book a few days in one of the tourist farms in Slovenian countryside.
To stay in Zagreb hostel is also the best choice.Try to book one in the centre.
Here are some useful links:
Hope this made you trip preparations a bit easier.If there's anything else, please write.
P.S. Where do you go after Croatia?
Hi Tina! How did your vacation go through ? I wish I joined this forum earlier, coz I knew a great site about accommodation in Prauge. hostels are not very expensive, but little dangerous for a lady traveling alone. As far as for hotels Prague you can find pretty good ones. the more closer to the city center, the more expensive it gets of course. Drop me a line, how did it go with vising the countrysides?