29 days in Croatia Itinerary

29 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Zagreb
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Zadar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Split
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 4 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  5 h
6
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
7
Dubrovnik
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Pula
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: London

5
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Croatian Museum of Naive Art and Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lower Town and Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. Change things up with these side-trips from Zagreb: Krapina Neanderthal Museum (in Krapina) and Old Castle (Stari Grad) (in Varazdin). Next up on the itinerary: see the world from above with Air Tours, see the interesting displays at Zagreb City Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Arts and Crafts, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb route builder site.

London, UK to Zagreb is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Krapina Neanderthal Museum, Old Castle (Stari Grad)
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Krapina Neanderthal Museum ©
Krapina Neanderthal Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Gradinsko Lake, thenadmire the sheer force of Sastavci, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Mali Buk, thenexplore the activities along Okrugljak Lake, and finally admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Gradinsko Lake ©
Gradinsko Lake
Rastoke ©
Rastoke
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes

3
nights
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Zadar Cathedral and The Church of the Holy Cross. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Podvrske Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Zadar with an excursion to St. Michael's Fortress in Sibenik--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar, don't miss a visit to Paseo Maritimo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Narodni trg u Zadru, and snap pictures at Stone Bridge and the Old Gate.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zadar trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Zadar are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Nin, Podvrske Beach, St. Michael's Fortress
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Archaeological Museum Zadar ©
Archaeological Museum Zadar

5
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Starigrad Fortress and Froggyland. Step off the beaten path and head to Omis and Cetina River and Brela Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Omis (Origin Croatian Cosmetics & Omis Cetina Canyon), Trogir Square (in Trogir) and Punta Rata Beach (in Brela). The adventure continues: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, don't miss a visit to Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten, take in the waterfront at Supetar Bay, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Senses Split.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Split travel route planner.

Drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Split, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Omis, Primosten, Brela, Museum uja, Trogir Square
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Swim with Dolphins
Museum uja ©
Museum uja
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress

4
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tvrdalj Castle and Tomic Winery. Get in touch with nature at Dubovica Beach and Jerolim. There's still lots to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, kick back and relax at Mlini Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, and make a trip to The Harbour of Hvar.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hvar itinerary planning site.

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. In October in Hvar, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Stari Grad, Dubovica Beach, Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Tvrdalj Castle ©
Tvrdalj Castle
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach

1
night
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): make a trip to Kula Svih Svetih, see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, contemplate the long history of Kula Morska Vrata, view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town holiday builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
House of Marco Polo ©
House of Marco Polo
Kula Morska Vrata ©
Kula Morska Vrata

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cavtat Cemetery and Minceta Fortress. Get a sense of the local culture at Church of Saint Blaise and Brsalje Street. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Lopud Island, contemplate the long history of St. John's Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and explore the galleries of Vlaho Bukovac House.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik tour itinerary builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In October, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Love Stories Museum ©
Love Stories Museum
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Vlaho Bukovac House ©
Vlaho Bukovac House

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum Olei Histriae, stroll around Tito's Park, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, see the interesting displays at Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, thenexplore the ancient world of Dvigrad, and finally learn about winemaking at Benazic Winery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pula trip planning website.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Pula in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Pula. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Vodnjan, Dvigrad
Highlights from your plan
Museum Olei Histriae ©
Museum Olei Histriae
Dvigrad ©
Dvigrad
Scuba & Snorkeling

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