12 days in Istria, Cres Island & Veli Losinj Itinerary

12 days in Istria, Cres Island & Veli Losinj Itinerary

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Buzet
— 1 night
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Cres Island
— 3 nights
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Rovinj
— 4 nights
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Veli Losinj
— 3 nights
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Buzet

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the striking features of Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun, then glide through the air with Paragliding Tandem Istra, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Aura Distillery, make a trip to Viale Glagolitico, then learn about winemaking at Franc Arman Winery, then don't miss a visit to Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cerkev sv. Roka.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Buzet online tour builder.

Zagreb to Buzet is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Cres Island.

Things to do in Buzet

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cres Island

— 3 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Cres Island: Mali Losinj (Muzej Apoksiomena, Providenca Tematski Vidikovac, &more).

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cres Island tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Buzet to Cres Island in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cres Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Cres Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Rovinj

— 4 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovinj: Porec (Jama - Grotta Baredine, Porec Old Town, &more), Aquapark Istralandia (in Novigrad) and Pula (Aquarium Pula, Temple Of Augustus, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Port of Rovinj, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, do a tasting at Winery San Tommaso, and admire the masterpieces at Nothing to Sea.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovinj trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Cres Island to Rovinj takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cres Island in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rovinj, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Veli Losinj.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Veli Losinj

— 3 nights
Veli Lošinj, is a village on the island of Lošinj in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County in western Croatia. Veli Losinj is known for wildlife, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: add some adventure to your tour with Skippin' Pebble, admire the masterpieces at Losinjski Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sv. Ivan the Baptist, and take in the waterfront at Breakwater Rovenska.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Veli Losinj journey builder site.

Drive from Rovinj to Veli Losinj in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Veli Losinj

Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Istria travel guide

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Ruins · Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious Sites
Croatia's Tuscany
The rocky coastline of the Adriatic meets the rolling hills and bucolic plains of Continental Croatia in Istria, the heart-shaped peninsula with a complex cultural legacy, including well-preserved Roman relics. In the past, Istria's towns were home to It...