©

Zadar trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Holiday Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Zadar

Trip Planner Europe  /  Croatia  /  Dalmatia  /  Zadar County  /  Zadar
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula. Its historical district harbors ancient Roman ruins, churches dating back to the Middle Ages, museums, and plenty of lively cafes. Though it may not be as scenic as some of its other coastal counterparts, Zadar is full of character and offers the advantage of fewer tourist crowds. In addition to being a vibrant city, it is also a great base for ferry and bus tours to other coastal destinations and Italy. Use our Croatia vacation generator to arrange your visit to Zadar and any other destinations in Croatia that take your fancy.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Zadar

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Extend your holiday

Dubrovnik Best for: Historic Sites, Nature, Museums Split Best for: Historic Sites, Nature, Adventure Hvar Best for: Nature, Nightlife, Outdoors Korcula Town Best for: Nightlife, Museums, Beaches Bol Best for: Beaches, Nature, Historic Sites

Where to stay in Zadar

If proximity to the sights in Zadar is your priority, opt to stay in the old town, a compact area packed with historical buildings. Although this area offers few budget-friendly hotel rooms, you can choose from affordable hostels within walking distance of the city's main sights. Zadar's resort hotels tend to hug the coastline, a short drive out of the city. Book ahead if you want to stay there, or stop by the city's tourist office for a list of private rooms closer to the city center.
Best Deals Guaranteed

Recently planned trips to Zadar

4 days in Zadar BY A USER FROM CROATIA September, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM FINLAND September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Zadar & Plitvice Lakes National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Zadar BY A USER FROM CROATIA September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Croatian Coast BY A USER FROM ITALY November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Zadar BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Hvar & Zadar BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Zadar BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Slovenia & Croatia BY A USER FROM NAMIBIA November, teens, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Zadar BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans