15 days in Croatia Itinerary

15 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia journey planner

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Zagreb
— 1 night
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Split
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Hvar Island
— 1 night
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pula
— 1 night
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Zagreb

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): walk around Strossmayer Square, then visit Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, pick up some local products at Dolac Market, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Kumica Barica, and finally get to know the resident critters at Maksimir.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb online trip itinerary builder.

Seattle, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Zagreb. In May in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park and then admire the sheer force of Sastavci.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park route planner.

Drive from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature

Split

— 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Zadar (Zadar Land City Gates, Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), &more). Spend the 17th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, and stop by Filigran Split.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Split trip planner.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Split, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hvar, Hvar Island

— 1 night

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then get great views at Spanish Fortress, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hvar vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites

Korcula Town, Korcula Island

— 2 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 21st (Sat), sample some tasty brews at Korcula Explorer, view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, then make a trip to Kula Morska Vrata, and finally make a trip to Atelier Abel. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally stop by Coral Shop Irena.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Korcula Town day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. In May in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Lokrum Island, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, stop by Old Town, and enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In May, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Pula

— 1 night
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Aquarium Pula, delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pula tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Pula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Pula when traveling from Dubrovnik in May, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.