15 days in Croatia Itinerary

15 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Pula
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lower Town and Croatian Museum of Naive Art. And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stroll around Zrinjevac, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and don't miss a visit to King Tomislav Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip app.

Sydney, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Zagreb. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°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 Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Lower Town
Lower Town
Croatian Museum of Naive Art ©
Croatian Museum of Naive Art

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Rastoke and then take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Okrugljak Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Rastoke ©
Rastoke

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 10th (Thu): explore the activities along Omis and Cetina River, don't miss a visit to Trogir Square, and then examine the collection at Live Museum Split. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, thenexplore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Senses Split.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Split trip planning app.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Split are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Omis and Cetina River, Trogir Square
Highlights from your plan
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Omis and Cetina River ©
Omis and Cetina River
Walking tours

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and Food Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubrovnik: Cavtat Cemetery (in Cavtat) and Stonske zidine - Ulaz (in Ston). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Lopud Island, see the interesting displays at Love Stories Museum, get advice or help at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and get great views at Minceta Fortress.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Cavtat Cemetery, Stonske zidine - Ulaz
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Food Tours

1
night
Pula

Pula ©
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.
On the 16th (Wed), stop by Dolija 08, thenexamine the collection at Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, and then admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pula driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Pula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, Pula is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum
Highlights from your plan
Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum ©
Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum
Arco dei Sergi ©
Arco dei Sergi

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