16 days in Croatia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Pula
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Skradin
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Split
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
6
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 45 min
7
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, explore the gorgeous colors at Tito's Park, and then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kamenjak National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Debeljak Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pula online trip itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Pula is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Pula due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect Pula to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Premantura, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil ©
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), thenexamine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, thenget your game on at Legame Studio - VR Gaming Studio, thentest your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, and finally wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Pula to Zagreb in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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 9th (Wed), explore the activities along Batinovac Lake, explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, thenadmire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, and finally explore the activities along Milanovac Lake.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planning site.

Take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Skradin.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

1
night
Skradin

Skradin ©
Skradin is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia, with a population about 3,986 . Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Ante Sladic Vino and then explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Skradin trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Skradin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Skradin can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Skradin

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Krka National Park
Highlights from your plan
Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Ante Sladic Vino ©
Ante Sladic Vino

3
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, wildlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, steep yourself in history at Old Split, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Split route maker site.

Traveling by car from Skradin to Split takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

2
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, thentake some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then kick back and relax at Mekicevica Beach. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hvar trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Hvar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and take a stroll through Old Town.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip itinerary website.

Ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Old Town ©
Old Town
Speed Boats Tours

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