10 days in Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Croatia Itinerary

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10 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Zagreb
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Calgary

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Dolac Market, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Kumica Barica, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption. On the next day, wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb route builder tool .

Calgary, Canada to Zagreb is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Zagreb is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Calgary in September; daily highs in Zagreb reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

1
night
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 22nd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park and then admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

3
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Roko, stroll around Marjan Park, then look for gifts at Filigran Split, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Split. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Split Archaeological Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Split travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Split, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Old Split ©
Old Split

3
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Old Town, take in the awesome beauty at Velika Petka Hill, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Kayaking & Canoeing

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