33 days in Croatia Itinerary

33 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Trogir
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Zadar
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Rab Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Rijeka
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
7
Opatija
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Pula
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
9
Porec
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  30 min
10
Rovinj
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Mali Losinj, Losinj Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Krk Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
13
Zagreb
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  4 h
14
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
15
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
16
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 31st (Sun), look for gifts at Filigran Split.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Split journey maker site.

Mumbai, India to Split is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Mumbai to Split, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in December, with highs in Split at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Trogir.

Things to do in Split

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Filigran Split ©
Filigran Split

2
nights
Trogir

A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
On the 2nd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Kairos Collection, get a taste of the local shopping with Loggia - Doorway, then contemplate the long history of The City Hall - Duke's Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Palace Cipiko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Trogir trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Split to Trogir takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January in Trogir, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Trogir

Transportation Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
The City Hall - Duke's Palace ©
The City Hall - Duke's Palace
Palace Cipiko ©
Palace Cipiko

2
nights
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Solana Nin Salt Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Stone Bridge and the Old Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): look for gifts at Supernova Zadar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Chrysogonus Church, then see the interesting displays at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Narodni trg u Zadru.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zadar visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Trogir to Zadar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Trogir in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Zadar. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Nin
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Narodni trg u Zadru ©
Narodni trg u Zadru
Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art
Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art

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 6th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Sastavci. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Rastoke.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Rab Island on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Rastoke
Highlights from your plan
Sastavci ©
Sastavci
Rastoke ©
Rastoke

2
nights
Rab Island

Rab Island ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): kick back and relax at Kandarola Nude Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Zidine Fortress, then hike along Rab-Maman trail, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Mary's Assumption.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rab Island driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rab Island takes 3 hours. You will leave for Rijeka on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Rab Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Rab-Maman trail ©
Rab-Maman trail
Zidine Fortress ©
Zidine Fortress

2
nights
Rijeka

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kastav and St. Jerome's Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Serbian-Orthodox St. Nicholas Church and Samovar Tea Shop. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijeka City Museum and head outdoors with Kantrida Stadion off HNK RIJEKA.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rijeka trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rab Island to Rijeka takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Rijeka are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Opatija.

Things to do in Rijeka

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kastav ©
Kastav
Serbian-Orthodox St. Nicholas Church ©
Serbian-Orthodox St. Nicholas Church
St. Jerome's Church ©
St. Jerome's Church

2
nights
Opatija

Opatija ©
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
Do your shopping at Manufaktura Opatija and Kredenca Opatija. Get some cultural insight at Lungo Mare and Volosko. Step out of Opatija with an excursion to Plomin Luka in Plomin--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Opatija trip planning site.

Opatija is very close to Rijeka. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Pula.

Things to do in Opatija

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Plomin Luka
Highlights from your plan
The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina ©
The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Manufaktura Opatija ©
Manufaktura Opatija

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 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Francis, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Wine and Souvenir Shop Terraneo, then look for gifts at Stella Beer 2 Go, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pula Cathedral. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Uljara Tonin, learn about winemaking at Babos Wine, then see the interesting displays at Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, then do a tasting at Food & Wine station Trapan, and finally look for gifts at Il Mercato di Pola.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pula journey planner.

Traveling by car from Opatija to Pula takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Opatija in January since evenings lows in Pula dip to 1°C. On the 16th (Tue), you're off to Porec.

Things to do in Pula

Wineries Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Vodnjan, Medulin
Highlights from your plan
Food & Wine station Trapan ©
Food & Wine station Trapan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum ©
Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum

2
nights
Porec

Porec ©
With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
On the 16th (Tue), stop by Agro-Millo, then learn about winemaking at Kabola Winery, and then admire the striking features of Decumanus Street. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Pinesta Beach, examine the collection at Traktor Story, and then relax in the rural setting at Lavanda Deklevi.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Porec trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Pula to Porec takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Rovinj.

Things to do in Porec

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pinesta Beach, Agro-Millo, Lavanda Deklevi, Kabola Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pinesta Beach ©
Pinesta Beach
Kabola Winery ©
Kabola Winery
Traktor Story ©
Traktor Story

2
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): Head underground at Festinsko Kraljevstvo, then stop by Ribica Atelier, and then get to know the fascinating history of Main Street. On the next day, stop by Old Town, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Sottomuro, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovinj trip maker app.

Rovinj is just a stone's throw from Porec. In January, daytime highs in Rovinj are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mali Losinj.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Festinsko Kraljevstvo
Highlights from your plan
Main Street ©
Main Street
Scuba & Snorkeling
Festinsko Kraljevstvo ©
Festinsko Kraljevstvo

1
day
Mali Losinj, Losinj Island

Mali Losinj ©
Mali Lošinj is a town and municipality in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, on the island of Lošinj, in western Croatia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): kick back and relax at Przine and then see the interesting displays at Losinjski Muzej.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mali Losinj online travel route planner.

Getting from Rovinj to Mali Losinj by car takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Krk Island.

Things to do in Mali Losinj

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Losinjski Muzej ©
Losinjski Muzej

2
nights
Krk Island

Krk Island ©
A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
On the 21st (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Soline Bay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, and then get engrossed in the history at Narona Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Košljun, see the interesting displays at Kosljun - Monastery Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Frankopan Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Trinity - Baska, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Lucy.

To find out how to plan a trip to Krk Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mali Losinj to Krk Island in 2.5 hours. In January in Krk Island, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Krk Island

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Narona Archaeological Museum
Highlights from your plan
Soline Bay ©
Soline Bay
Narona Archaeological Museum ©
Narona Archaeological Museum
Košljun ©
Košljun

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 23rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Ilica, then explore the world behind art at Mimara Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Jarun Lake. Keep things going the next day: join in the after-dark buzz at Vinoteka Bornstein and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum in Zagreb.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip maker website.

You can drive from Krk Island to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Krk Island in January, expect Zagreb to be slightly colder, temps between 5°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb ©
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb
Jarun Lake
Jarun Lake
Mimara Museum ©
Mimara Museum

2
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.
On the 25th (Thu), make a trip to Stari Grad Plain, get active on the water at Ilirio's Hvar Tours, and then look for gifts at Delicia Shop Hvar. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Sveta Nedilja, then see the interesting displays at Malo Grablje, and then learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hvar trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Zagreb to Hvar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zagreb in January, with highs in Hvar at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Wildlife Transportation

Side Trips

Sveta Nedilja, Malo Grablje, Stari Grad Plain, Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja
Stari Grad Plain ©
Stari Grad Plain

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stop by Coral Shop Irena, don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel, then kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral. On the next day, stop by Kutak Knjiga and then get outside with Freestyle.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Korcula Town itinerary tool.

You can drive from Hvar to Korcula Town in 5 hours. January in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Freestyle
Highlights from your plan
Freestyle ©
Freestyle
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Vapor gallery ©
Vapor gallery

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Brsalje Street and Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sveti Jakov Beach and Dominican Monastery. There's more to do: browse the exhibits of Art by Stjepko and look for gifts at Tedi.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planning website.

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Shopping Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kokula Art and Craft Shop ©
Kokula Art and Craft Shop
Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach
Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery

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