13 days in Croatia Itinerary

13 days in Croatia Itinerary

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13 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  16​h
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sibenik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Winnipeg

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Rastoke has been added to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) and Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Get some cultural insight at Old Castle (Stari Grad) and Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral. Explore Zagreb's surroundings by going to Staro selo museum (in Kumrovec) and Marija Bistrica Church (in Marija Bistrica). It doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Statue of Marija Juric Zagorka.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb day trip tool .

Winnipeg, Canada to Zagreb is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Winnipeg in October: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Old Castle (Stari Grad), Rastoke, Marija Bistrica Church, Staro selo museum, Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
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Staro selo museum ©
Staro selo museum
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

1
night
Zadar

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 6th (Sun): Head underground at Modric Cave (Modric Spilja) and then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zadar trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Zagreb to Zadar by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in October, you will find days in Zadar are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Sibenik.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Modric Cave (Modric Spilja)
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

2
nights
Sibenik

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Historic City of Trogir. On the 6th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Gospe van Grada, and then contemplate the long history of St. Michael's Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Setnica Kroz Kanal Sv. Ante, steep yourself in history at Dalmatian Ethno Village, then meet the residents at Aquarium Terrarium Sibenik, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.Lawrence Church and Monastery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Carmel Church.

Before you visit Sibenik, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by bus from Zadar to Sibenik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sibenik when traveling from Zadar in October, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Split.

Things to do in Sibenik

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Our Lady of Carmel Church, Historic City of Trogir
Highlights from your plan
Church of Gospe van Grada ©
Church of Gospe van Grada
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
St. Michael's Fortress ©
St. Michael's Fortress

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Split road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sibenik to Split in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Split sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Omis, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Omis and Cetina River ©
Omis and Cetina River
Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) ©
Fortress Starigrad (Fortica)
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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 City Walls and Dominican Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Kids will enjoy Sveti Jakov Beach and Beach Kupari. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Vlaho Bukovac House, make a trip to Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Snow, and contemplate the long history of St. John's Fortress.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik vacation builder website .

You can take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cavtat
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
St. John's Fortress ©
St. John's Fortress

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