11 days in Croatia Itinerary

11 days in Croatia Itinerary

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11 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Krka National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Split
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
6
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Vienna

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, and then kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip site .

Vienna, Austria to Zagreb is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Plan trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Zadar.

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

1
night
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Museum of Illusions, and then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zadar trip planner .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. September in Zadar sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Museum of Illusions ©
Museum of Illusions

1
night
Krka National Park

Krka National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Visovac Monastery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Krka National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Krka National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Krka National Park, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Krka National Park
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Visovac Monastery ©
Visovac Monastery

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get some cultural insight at Diocletian's Palace and Museum of Oil. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Old Split. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, contemplate the long history of Kliška tvrđava, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and see the interesting displays at Froggyland.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Split visit planner .

Getting from Krka National Park to Split by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Split sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Museum uja
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Old Split ©
Old Split
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary app .

Take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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