12 days in Croatia Itinerary

12 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
Drive:  39 h 30 min
1
Pula
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Starigrad-Paklenica
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
4
Zadar
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Kornati Islands National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h
6
Krka National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h
End: Brussels

2
nights
Pula

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, and then stroll the grounds of Naval Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum Olei Histriae, thenwalk around Tito's Park, thenexplore the engaging exhibits at MEMO Museum Pula, and finally do a tasting at Benazic Winery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pula trip itinerary builder tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Pula is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, Pula is somewhat warmer than Brussels - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Museum Olei Histriae ©
Museum Olei Histriae
Naval Cemetery ©
Naval Cemetery

2
nights
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 5th (Wed): explore the activities along Korana River, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Milino, explore the activities along Batinovac Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes, thenexplore the activities along Malo Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Veliko Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, contemplate the waterfront views at Proscansko Lake, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Vir, thenadmire the sheer force of Great Cascades, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Supljara cave.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Starigrad-Paklenica.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Korana River
Highlights from your plan
Sastavci ©
Sastavci
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac
Ciginovac Lake ©
Ciginovac Lake

2
nights
Starigrad-Paklenica

Starigrad-Paklenica ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): hike along Mountain Traveller Croatia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Sv. Duh, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jurja Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Starigrad-Paklenica road trip site.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Starigrad-Paklenica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Starigrad-Paklenica sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Zadar.

Things to do in Starigrad-Paklenica

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Frane church - Podprag, Church Sv. Duh, St. Jurja Church
Highlights from your plan
Mountain Traveller Croatia ©
Mountain Traveller Croatia
St. Jurja Church ©
St. Jurja Church
Vecka Kula ©
Vecka Kula

2
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 8th (Sat), make a trip to Duke's palace, make a trip to Zadar Land City Gates, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Bell Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, make a trip to The Forum, thencontemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, thenexamine the collection at Museum of Illusions, and finally partake in some friendly competition at City Game Zadar.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Zadar trip maker app.

Take a bus from Starigrad-Paklenica to Zadar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Kornati Islands National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kornati Islands National Park

Kornati Islands National Park ©
For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kornati Islands National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zadar to Kornati Islands National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Kornati Islands National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Church of Our Lady of Tarac ©
Church of Our Lady of Tarac

1
night
Krka National Park

Krka National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Krka National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Kornati Islands National Park to Krka National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Kornati Islands National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Krka National Park, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Krka National Park
Highlights from your plan
Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park

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