16 days in Croatia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Dubrovnik
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Lumbarda, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Split
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sibenik
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Bol, Brac Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  8​h
8
Porec
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Pula
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
11
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Vodnjan
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
13
Trogir
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Makarska
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  6​h 30​min
15
Rab Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
16
Rovinj
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
End: Milan

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Zagreb

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 15th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Zagreb is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Milan in March, plan for little chillier nights in Zagreb, with lows around 1°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then make a trip to Pile Gate. On the next day, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner .

You can fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in March since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lumbarda.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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Lumbarda, Korcula Island

Lumbarda ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): do a tasting at Bire winery, then get outside with Freestyle, and then do a tasting at Lovric Winery.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lumbarda vacation planning website .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Lumbarda in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Lumbarda

Outdoors Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Lovric Winery ©
Lovric Winery
Bire winery ©
Bire winery

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night
Split

Split
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Split travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lumbarda to Split in 4.5 hours. March in Split sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will leave for Sibenik on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

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Sibenik

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Etnoland, then steep yourself in history at The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, and then admire the striking features of Town Hall Sibenik.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Sibenik trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Split to Sibenik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Sibenik can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Sibenik

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Etnoland
Highlights from your plan
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
Etnoland ©
Etnoland

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night
Bol, Brac Island

Bol
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bol road trip planner.

You can drive from Sibenik to Bol in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will leave for Korcula Town on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Tours Transportation

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Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Revelin Tower, steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls, then get outside with Badija, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town itinerary tool .

Drive from Bol to Korcula Town in 5.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Porec.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Korcula Old City
Highlights from your plan
Badija ©
Badija
Revelin Tower ©
Revelin Tower
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls

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Porec

Porec ©
With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun, explore the fascinating underground world of Jama - Grotta Baredine, contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Grad Porec. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Round Tower, contemplate the long history of Roman Ruins, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Porec attractions planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Korcula Town to Porec in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Porec

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Food Tours, Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun
Highlights from your plan
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town
Grad Porec ©
Grad Porec

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pula travel planner.

Traveling by car from Porec to Pula takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Pula can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Baraceve Spilje.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary site .

Drive from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi
Baraceve Spilje ©
Baraceve Spilje

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Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Paseo Maritimo, don't miss a visit to The Forum, and then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zadar trip itinerary website .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daytime highs in Zadar are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vodnjan.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
The Forum ©
The Forum

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Vodnjan

Vodnjan ©
Vodnjan or Dignano is a town and municipality in Istria County, Croatia.DemographicsAccording to the 2011 census, there are 3,613 inhabitants in Vodnjan-Dignano with total municipality population of 6,119. On the 25th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vodnjan trip planner .

Getting from Zadar to Vodnjan by car takes about 4.5 hours. March in Vodnjan sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll set off for Trogir on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Vodnjan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo
Highlights from your plan
Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum ©
Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum
Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo ©
Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo

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Trogir

A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Trogir trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vodnjan to Trogir takes 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Trogir when traveling from Vodnjan in March, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Makarska.

Things to do in Trogir

Outdoors Tours Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours

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Makarska

Makarska ©
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Muzej Riba i Rakova.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Makarska trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Trogir to Makarska takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Makarska can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rab Island.

Things to do in Makarska

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tucepi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Muzej Riba i Rakova ©
Muzej Riba i Rakova
Makarska Harbour ©
Makarska Harbour

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Rab Island

Rab Island
On the 29th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Pudarica Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rab Island trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Makarska to Rab Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Rab Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of St. Thomas the Apostle.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovinj trip builder .

Drive from Rab Island to Rovinj in 4 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Trevisol Street ©
Trevisol Street

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