30 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

30 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Auckland
Fly + Bus:  32 h
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 13 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Auckland

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Change things up with these side-trips from Plitvice Lakes National Park: Slunj (Aktivni Odmor & Rastoke). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, explore the activities along The Upper Lakes, and take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip builder app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 33- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and shuttle. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Plitvice Lakes National Park due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ogulin.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Rastoke ©


Ogulin ©
Ogulin is a town in north-western Croatia, in Karlovac County. Venture out of the city with trips to Karlovac (The Museum of Army Collections from the Croatian Homeland War, Foginovo bathing area, &more), Mrežnica (in Duga Resa) and Opg Novkovic (in Slunj). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Ivanina Kuca Bajke, explore the historical opulence of Dvorac Bosilje/ Stari grad Bosiljevo, explore the activities along Sabljaci Lake, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Klek Mountain.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ogulin trip builder tool.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ogulin in 1.5 hours. In September in Ogulin, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Varazdin.

Things to do in Ogulin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Karlovac, Mrežnica, Opg Novkovic, The Castle of Ozalj, Dvorac Bosilje/ Stari grad Bosiljevo
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Mrežnica ©
Dulin Ponor ©
Dulin Ponor
Klek Mountain ©
Klek Mountain


Varazdin ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varazdin: Vinska kuca Hazic (in Sveti Martin na Muri), Zgrada Doma sindikata - Trgovacki Casino (in Cakovec) and Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) (in Trakoscan).

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Varazdin trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ogulin to Varazdin takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Varazdin when traveling from Ogulin in September, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Varazdin

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Koprivnica-Krizevci County, Cakovec, Vinska kuca Hazic, Most Holy Trinity Church, Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
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Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Old Castle (Stari Grad) ©
Old Castle (Stari Grad)
Vinska kuca Hazic ©
Vinska kuca Hazic


Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, gain interesting insight with a heritage tour, and make a trip to Tkalciceva.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Varazdin to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Tours Fun & Games
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Room Escape Games
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)