22 days in Croatia Itinerary

22 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Rovinj
— 1 night
Bus
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Ferry
5
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 4 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
6
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Ferry
7
Bol, Brac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
8
Split
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zadar
— 1 night
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Rovinj

— 1 night

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi, delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, and then look for gifts at Baioco. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, pause for some photo ops at Juraj Dobrila Memorial, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

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Manchester, UK to Rovinj is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Manchester to Rovinj, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in September, with highs in Rovinj at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then explore the activities along Milanovac Lake, then explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Prstavac.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planning site.

Take a bus from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks

Zagreb

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

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 7th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and finally shop like a local with Dolac Market. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, take an in-depth tour of Tortureum - Museum of Torture, then visit Lower Town, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums
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Dubrovnik

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Cavtat Old Town about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zagreb in September, with highs in Dubrovnik at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Korcula Town, Korcula Island

— 4 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Korcula Explorer, enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luka Beach, get engrossed in the history at Korcula Town Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Korcula Town trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In September in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trip

Hvar, Hvar Island

— 3 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
On the 19th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: get great views at Spanish Fortress, learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, and step off the mainland to explore Jerolim.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hvar online road trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Bol, Brac Island

— 1 night
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
On the 20th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, do a tasting at Stina, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn).

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bol road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Bol takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Bol are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Split

— 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step out of Split with an excursion to Historic City of Trogir in Trogir--about 46 minutes away. Dedicate the 22nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, and appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Split online route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bol to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

Zadar

— 1 night
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, make a trip to Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole, make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Zadar vacation builder tool.

Drive from Split to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zadar when traveling from Split in September, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.