21 days in Croatia Itinerary

21 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  32 h
1
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Trogir
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Krka National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Zadar
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Pula
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Krk Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  24 h
End: Melbourne

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dubovica Beach and Sveta Nedilja. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tvrdalj Castle and St. Stephen's Cathedral. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zavala Beach, do a tasting at Tomic Winery, head outdoors with Ilirio's Hvar Tours, and admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hvar trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Hvar is an approximately 30- hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Hvar. In August, Hvar is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jelsa, Dubovica Beach, Sveta Nedilja, Tvrdalj Castle
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Tvrdalj Castle ©
Tvrdalj Castle
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get some historical perspective at Palazzo di Diocleziano and Old Split. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Brela Beach and Omis Cetina Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park.

Plan a Split trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Split are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Trogir.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Brela Beach, Omis Cetina Canyon
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Omis Cetina Canyon ©
Omis Cetina Canyon
Old Split ©
Old Split

2
nights
Trogir

Trogir ©
A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Kairos Collection, steep yourself in history at Loggia - Doorway, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Dominic Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Fortress Kamerlengo, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Trogir Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Chapel of Ivan Orsini, then get a sense of history and politics at The City Hall - Duke's Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Palace Cipiko.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Trogir trip planner.

You can drive from Split to Trogir in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Trogir can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Trogir

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Fortress Kamerlengo ©
Fortress Kamerlengo
The City Hall - Duke's Palace ©
The City Hall - Duke's Palace

2
nights
Krka National Park

Krka National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stop by Morlacch, then enjoy the sand and surf at Velika Raduca Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten, and finally make a trip to Bribirska Glavica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Visovac Monastery, identify plant and animal life at Roski Slap, and then don't miss a visit to Etnoland.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Krka National Park road trip tool.

You can drive from Trogir to Krka National Park in 1.5 hours. In August in Krka National Park, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Skradin, Primosten, Etnoland
Highlights from your plan
Visovac Monastery ©
Visovac Monastery
Roski Slap ©
Roski Slap

2
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 15th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nin's Lagoon, then make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Narodni trg u Zadru. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Jadro Beach, then make a trip to Stone Bridge and the Old Gate, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zadar trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Krka National Park to Zadar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Krka National Park in August, Zadar is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Nin, Jadro Beach
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Narodni trg u Zadru ©
Narodni trg u Zadru
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nin's Lagoon ©
Nin's Lagoon

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.
On the 17th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kamenjak National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pula trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Zadar to Pula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Pula are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Krk Island.

Things to do in Pula

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rovinj, Kamenjak National Park
Highlights from your plan
Main Street ©
Main Street
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town

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 19th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Frankopan Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Trinity - Baska, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Baska, and finally kick back and relax at Soline Bay. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Košljun, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stara Baska (Old Baska), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Lucy.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Krk Island trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Pula to Krk Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Pula in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Krk Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Krk Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Stara Baska (Old Baska) ©
Stara Baska (Old Baska)
Baska ©
Baska
Soline Bay ©
Soline Bay

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, and then explore the activities along Jarun Lake.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zagreb planning app.

You can drive from Krk Island to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krk Island in August, expect Zagreb to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 17°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
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Jarun Lake
Jarun Lake
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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