14 days in Croatia Itinerary

14 days in Croatia Itinerary

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14 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Krka National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hvar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Makarska
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb holiday planner.

London, UK to Zagreb is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

1
night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
You've now added Paklenica National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Paklenica National Park, see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, make a trip to Paseo Maritimo, delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, then don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zadar trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Zadar sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Paklenica National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

1
night
Krka National Park

Krka National Park ©
On the 1st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Visovac Monastery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Krka National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Krka National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Krka National Park, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): look for gifts at Filigran Split, then steep yourself in history at Old Split, and then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Split trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Krka National Park to Split by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Split can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Historic City of Trogir, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

2
nights
Hvar

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Dubovica and then get great views at Spanjola.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hvar trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Makarska.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Dubovica ©
Dubovica

2
nights
Makarska

Makarska ©
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): kick back and relax at Punta Rata Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sveti Marko, and then take a leisurely stroll along Makarska Harbour. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Biokovo and then stroll around Nature Park Biokovo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Makarska online attractions planner .

You can drive from Hvar to Makarska in 2.5 hours. October in Makarska sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Makarska

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Punta Rata Beach
Highlights from your plan
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Nature Park Biokovo
Nature Park Biokovo
Biokovo ©
Biokovo

2
nights
Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik ©
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 8th (Tue): take a stroll through Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum. On your second day here, race across the water with a speed boat tour, make a trip to Pile Gate, and then get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip maker website .

Getting from Makarska to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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