14 days in Zagreb & Croatian Coast Itinerary

14 days in Zagreb & Croatian Coast Itinerary

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14 days in Zagreb & Croatian Coast Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Rovinj
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h 45​min
4
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
6
Split
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Nairobi

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get some cultural insight at Mirogoj Cemetery and Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) and Old Castle (Stari Grad). When in Zagreb, make a side trip to see Ursuline Church of the Birth of Christ in Varazdin, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata).

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb sightseeing planning site .

Nairobi, Kenya to Zagreb is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Nairobi in August, you will find days in Zagreb are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Varazdin, Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
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Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) ©
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata)
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, then take a stroll through Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, and finally don't miss a visit to Port of Rovinj. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Round Tower, contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, then Head underground at Jama - Grotta Baredine, and finally learn about winemaking at Winery San Tommaso.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovinj driving holiday app .

You can drive from Zagreb to Rovinj in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovinj, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Porec, Amphitheatre de Pula
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Main Street ©
Main Street
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and finally don't miss a visit to The Forum.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zadar route site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Rovinj to Zadar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites
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Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
The Forum ©
The Forum

1
night
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kula Svih Svetih, don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, and finally shop like a local with Vapor gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Korcula Town attractions planner.

Getting from Zadar to Korcula Town by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Korcula Town, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Korcula Old City
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Kula Svih Svetih ©
Kula Svih Svetih
Bags by Kristina ©
Bags by Kristina

3
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.
Get outdoors at Island of Lokrum and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Visit Walls of Dubrovnik and Cavtat Cemetery for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, browse the exhibits of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, and steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online trip planner .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In August in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trip

Cavtat Cemetery
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Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

3
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Split Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, get a taste of the local shopping with Riva Harbor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Split trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Transportation

Side Trips

Trogir, Church Of St. Roch
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Speed Boats Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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