20 days in Croatia Itinerary

20 days in Croatia Itinerary

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20 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Pula
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Krk Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 4 nights
Ferry:  4 h
7
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Jerusalem

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 9th (Thu), stop by Vinoteka & Wine bar Bornstein.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zagreb online journey planner

Jerusalem, Israel to Zagreb is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Zagreb. When traveling from Jerusalem in August, plan for slightly colder days in Zagreb, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Pula.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

2
nights
Pula

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Francis, look for gifts at Stella beer 2 Go, and then delve into the distant past at Pula Arena. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, then admire the striking features of Decumanus Street, and finally make a trip to Round Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pula driving holiday planning website

You can drive from Zagreb to Pula in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in August; daily highs in Pula reach 35°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Krk Island.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Porec, Stella Beer 2 Go
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica

2
nights
Krk Island

Krk Island ©
A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): head off the coast to Košljun and then get to know the fascinating history of Baska. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Soline Bay and then take a stroll through Kastav.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Krk Island day trip planning site

You can drive from Pula to Krk Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In August in Krk Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Krk Island

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Kastav
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Kastav ©
Kastav
Baska ©
Baska
Soline Bay ©
Soline Bay

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Baraceve Spilje, take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park driving holiday website

You can drive from Krk Island to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Krk Island in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Plitvice Lakes National Park, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
Sastavci ©
Sastavci

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius and Diocletian's Palace are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Riva Harbor or Filigran Split. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Marjan, explore the world behind art at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, and explore the ancient world of Grgur Ninski Statue.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Split visit planner

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Plitvice Lakes National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Split. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

4
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Visiting Milna and Sveta Nedilja will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dubovica and Forko -hand made souvenirs. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Spanjola, make a trip to Stari Grad Plain, do sightseeing your way with Ilirio's Hvar Tours, and look for gifts at Delicia Shop Hvar.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hvar trip maker

Ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2 hours. August in Hvar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sveta Nedilja, Dubovica Beach, Stari Grad Plain
Highlights from your plan
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours

5
nights
Dubrovnik

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.
Shop till you drop at Kokula Art & Craft Shop and Clara Stones Jewellery Store Dubrovnik. Do some cultural sightseeing at War Photo Limited and Stradun. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gradske Zidine, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and make a trip to Brsalje Street.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik day trip planning tool

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Trsteno Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery

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