44 days in Croatia Itinerary

44 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  24 h
1
Zagreb
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Rab Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Rijeka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Krk Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Mali Losinj, Losinj Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Rovinj
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Valun, Cres Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
9
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  30 min
10
Bol, Brac Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
12
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jarun Lake. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lower Town and Croatian Museum of Naive Art. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon), see the interesting displays at Museum of Contemporary Art, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Zagreb route planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Melbourne to Zagreb, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, Zagreb is little chillier at night with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Croatian Museum of Naive Art ©
Croatian Museum of Naive Art
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lower Town
Lower Town

5
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rastoke and Bear Sanctuary. Get in touch with nature at Plitvice Lakes National Park and Northern Velebit National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Velebit Nature Park in Gospic (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel to Rab Island.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Northern Velebit National Park, Rastoke, Bear Sanctuary, Velebit Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Rastoke ©
Rastoke
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

3
nights
Rab Island

Rab Island ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Zidine Fortress and St. Ivan Evangelista. Relax by the water at Ciganka Beach and Kandarola Nude Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rab Island trip app.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rab Island in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Rab Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Rab-Maman trail ©
Rab-Maman trail
Zidine Fortress ©
Zidine Fortress
St. Ivan Evangelista ©
St. Ivan Evangelista

2
nights
Rijeka

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral, then examine the collection at Peek & Poke Computer Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare, and finally wander the streets of Volosko. On your second day here, hike along Zeleni Vir and then take an in-depth tour of Narona Archaeological Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rijeka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rab Island to Rijeka takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Krk Island.

Things to do in Rijeka

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Opatija, Narona Archaeological Museum, Zeleni Vir
Highlights from your plan
Narona Archaeological Museum ©
Narona Archaeological Museum
Peek & Poke Computer Museum ©
Peek & Poke Computer Museum
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare

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 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Baska, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Trinity - Baska, then kick back and relax at Stara Baska (Old Baska), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Lucy. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Košljun, examine the collection at Kosljun - Monastery Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, and finally step into the grandiose world of Frankopan Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Krk Island trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Rijeka to Krk Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Mali Losinj.

Things to do in Krk Island

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Stara Baska (Old Baska) ©
Stara Baska (Old Baska)
Baska ©
Baska
Košljun ©
Košljun

4
nights
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Unije and Plieski. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tower of Veli Losinj and Losinjski Muzej. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Susak, get outside with Croyak Adventure, trek along Osorscica – mountaineering trail, and identify plant and animal life at Blue World Institute.

Plan a Mali Losinj trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Krk Island to Mali Losinj in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Mali Losinj

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Losinj Island, Veli Losinj
Highlights from your plan
Susak ©
Susak
Unije ©
Unije
Blue World Institute ©
Blue World Institute

3
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the water at your own pace with Istra Nautika (Marina Funtana), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, see the interesting displays at Traktor Story, then view the masterpieces at Atelier Sottomuro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally wander the streets of Old Town. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Port of Rovinj and then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovinj travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mali Losinj to Rovinj in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rovinj are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Valun.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Porec, Amphitheatre de Pula, Istra Nautika (Marina Funtana)
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica

2
nights
Valun, Cres Island

Valun ©
On the 15th (Tue), kick back and relax at Lubenice Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Orlec Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mali Bok, then enjoy breathtaking views from Cres Tower, and finally make a trip to Valun Tablet (Valunska ploca).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Valun trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Valun takes 3 hours. In May in Valun, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Valun

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cres Island
Highlights from your plan
Cres Tower ©
Cres Tower

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Spanjola and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Dubovica Beach and Zavala Beach. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Island Galesnik, see the interesting displays at Malo Grablje, enjoy the sand and surf at Sveta Nedilja, and race across the water with HvarBoats.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hvar road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Valun to Hvar. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Valun in May since evenings lows in Hvar dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jelsa, Malo Grablje, Dubovica Beach, Sveta Nedilja
Highlights from your plan
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
HvarBoats ©
HvarBoats
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

3
nights
Bol, Brac Island

Bol ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), then examine the collection at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, and then learn about winemaking at Senjkovic Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lovrecina Bay and then learn about winemaking at Stina.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bol trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Hvar to Bol in 4.5 hours. May in Bol sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lovrecina Bay, The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, Senjkovic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip ©
The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Galerija Mestrovic and Froggyland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palazzo di Diocleziano and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Step out of Split with an excursion to Museum of the Town of Kastela in Kastel Luksic--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll around Marjan Park, look for gifts at Filigran Split, and wander the streets of Riva Harbor.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Split trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bol to Split takes 2 hours. May in Split sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Museum of the Town of Kastela
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and Rector's Palace. Take a break from the city and head to Lokrum Island and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, visit Lapad, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, and take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited.

Plan my day in Dubrovnik using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

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