15 days in Croatia Itinerary

15 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Zagreb
— 3 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
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Split
— 2 nights
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Hvar
— 4 nights
Ferry
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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.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb day trip planner.

London, UK to Zagreb is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

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 15th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park. On the next day, explore the activities along The Lower Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Great Cascades, and finally explore the activities along Milanovac Lake.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip maker app.

Drive from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks

Split

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Filigran Split and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Split itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Split can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Hvar

— 4 nights

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.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanish Fortress, push the limits with Skydiving Tandem Hvar, enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hvar trip itinerary builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik travel planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

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.