14 days in Croatia Itinerary

14 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia trip maker

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Fly
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Zagreb
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Buzet
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rovinj
— 2 nights
Bus
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Trogir
— 1 night
Drive
6
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
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Zagreb

— 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) and Zrinjevac. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to King Tomislav Square, pause for some photo ops at Ban Josip Jelačić Josip Jelačić spomenik, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb day trip planning site.

Brisbane, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Zagreb is minus 9 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in Zagreb reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Buzet.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Buzet

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cerkev sv. Roka, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then sample the fine beverages at Aura Distillery, and finally take a stroll through The town of Hum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Buzet travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Zagreb to Buzet in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Buzet

Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Rovinj

— 2 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Jama - Grotta Baredine and then stroll around Punta Corrente. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Pula Arena, admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi, then relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovinj road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Buzet to Rovinj takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovinj are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Gradinsko Lake, then explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Milino, and finally explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke, and then explore the activities along Burgeti Lakes.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip site.

Traveling by bus from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Trogir.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Trogir

— 1 night

Stone Beauty

A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Kairos Collection, then don't miss a visit to Trogir Square, then step into the grandiose world of The City Hall - Duke's Palace, and finally make a trip to North Gate.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Trogir online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Trogir by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. In December in Trogir, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Trogir

Historic Sites · Museums

Dubrovnik

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, make a trip to Bell Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, then get great views at Minceta Fortress, and finally steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Fort Imperial, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Croatian War of Independence, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sveti Jakov Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Cavtat Cemetery.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip planning app.

Drive from Trogir to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.