14 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

14 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Croatia itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Zagreb
— 7 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ogulin
— 3 nights
Drive to Zagreb Airport, Fly to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport

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Zagreb

— 7 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Medvednica. Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, take a stroll through Lower Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, and stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb sightseeing planner.

Houston, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Zagreb is 7 hours. Traveling from Houston in December, expect Zagreb to be colder, temps between 44°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes, explore the activities along Ciginovac Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, then take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, and finally explore the activities along Milanovac Lake.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park attractions planning website.

You can drive from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 8th (Fri), you'll travel to Ogulin.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature

Ogulin

— 3 nights
Ogulin is a town in north-western Croatia, in Karlovac County. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Ozalj, then don't miss a visit to Dulin Ponor, and then see the interesting displays at Ivanina Kuca Bajke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of The Frankopan Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ogulin trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ogulin takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ogulin can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Ogulin

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Central Croatia travel guide

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National Parks · Specialty Museums · Room Escape Games
The forested hills of Central Croatia support vineyards along its slopes, which fall gently into river valleys. The region features hiking, cycling, hunting, and sightseeing in the mainland dotted with romantic castles, Baroque churches, and monasteries. This area offers more than 350 registered cultural sites, as well as ethnographic villages and several places of religious pilgrimage. Join some of the well thought-out tours focused on folklore, naïve art, and old trades and traditions, such as gold panning. For a weekend trip, many visitors combine tasting local cuisine and premium wines with a visit to one of the countryside manor houses showcasing the region's wooden architecture. The lakes and rivers provide the chance to try rowing, rafting, and fishing. This region teems with stories and myths, such as the legend of dancing witches, but it also boasts modern amenities like ski resorts, health spas, and natural thermal springs.