12 days in Zadar, Split & Zagreb Itinerary

12 days in Zadar, Split & Zagreb Itinerary

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12 days in Zadar, Split & Zagreb Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Zadar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Split
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Zagreb
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Cairo

3
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Get some historical perspective at The Church of the Holy Cross and St. Chrysogonus Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Narodni trg u Zadru and Monastery of St. Francis of Assisi in Zadar. Change things up with these side-trips from Zadar: OPG Matulic (in Pasman) and Beach Slanica (in Murter). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art, and make a trip to Stone Bridge and the Old Gate.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zadar online trip itinerary builder .

Cairo, Egypt to Zadar is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairo in August; daily highs in Zadar reach 36°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Nin, OPG Matulic, Beach Slanica
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Scuba & Snorkeling
Narodni trg u Zadru ©
Narodni trg u Zadru

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 7th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, look for gifts at Break Time - Nautical Bracelets, see the interesting displays at Live Museum Split, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then don't miss a visit to Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten. On your second day here, do a tasting at Putalj Winery, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), and then make a trip to Fortress Mirabella (Peovica).

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Split trip website .

Drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Split, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Split

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Omis, Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten
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4
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) and Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Skydiving. Get out of town with these interesting Zagreb side-trips: Old Castle (Stari Grad) (in Varazdin), Krapina Neanderthal Museum (in Krapina) and Marija Bistrica Church (in Marija Bistrica). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, appreciate the history behind Statue of Kumica Barica, explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic, and contemplate the long history of Staro selo museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip planner.

Getting from Split to Zagreb by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, Zagreb is a bit cooler than Split - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Marija Bistrica Church, Old Castle (Stari Grad), Krapina Neanderthal Museum, Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Staro selo museum
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Atelier Mestrovic ©
Atelier Mestrovic
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Krapina Neanderthal Museum ©
Krapina Neanderthal Museum

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