12 days in Croatia Itinerary

12 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia vacation planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Ferry
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Ferry
3
Split
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Opatija
— 1 night
Drive
5
Zagreb
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Croatian War of Independence and House of Marin Drzic. Head to Art by Stjepko and Life According to Kawafor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress, take an in-depth tour of Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sveti Jakov Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik itinerary planner.

Minsk, Belarus to Dubrovnik is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minsk to Dubrovnik. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Minsk in January: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 12°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Korcula Town, Korcula Island

— 1 night
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Bags by Kristina, do a tasting at Lovric Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, don't miss a visit to Kula Morska Vrata, then take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Korcula Town visit site.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Split

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Galerija Mestrovic and Etnografski muzej Split. Shop till you drop at Split Market and Break Time. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Tucepi Beach (in Tucepi), Brela Beach (in Brela) and Muzej Riba i Rakova (in Makarska). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, examine the collection at Froggyland, explore the ancient world of Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Split trip maker.

Getting from Korcula Town to Split by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Opatija.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Opatija

— 1 night
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
On the 3rd (Wed), stop by Volosko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Medevja Beach, steep yourself in history at Crkva Navjestenja, then pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sv. Jakova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Jacob.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Opatija trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Split to Opatija by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in February, expect nights in Opatija to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Opatija

Historic Sites · Beaches · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Zagreb

— 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the activities along Jarun Lake, then step into the grandiose world of Samobor Castle, and then examine the collection at Krapina Neanderthal Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Image of War - War Photography Museum, then examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip planner.

You can drive from Opatija to Zagreb in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Opatija in February, things will get little chillier in Zagreb: highs are around 8°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.