17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
2
Rovinj
— 2 nights
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
4
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
5
Omis
— 2 nights
6
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
7
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get some historical perspective at Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) and St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lower Town and Upper Town (Gornji Grad). And it doesn't end there: cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, and don't miss a visit to King Tomislav Square.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Zagreb sightseeing planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Zagreb is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zagreb: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) ©
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata)
Lower Town
Lower Town

2
nights
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 17th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Galerija Brek, take a stroll through Old Town, don't miss a visit to Main Street, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Zuccato Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Eufrazijeva Street, contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Jama - Grotta Baredine, and finally do a tasting at Winery San Tommaso.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovinj trip website.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Rovinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Rovinj sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Porec, Winery San Tommaso
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Main Street ©
Main Street
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

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 19th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes, admire the sheer force of Batinovac Waterfall, thenadmire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke, and finally admire the sheer force of Slapovi Milke Trnine.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Getting from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Rastoke ©
Rastoke
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, steep yourself in history at Dolina Blaca, and then step into the grandiose world of Museum of Brac.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bol online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bol takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Bol are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Omis.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Museum of Brac, Murvica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

2
nights
Omis

Omis ©
Omiš is a town and port in the Dalmatia region of Croatia, and is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County. On the 23rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Brela Beach, thendon't miss a visit to Gaspina mlinica, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): explore the activities along Omis and Cetina River, thenstep into the grandiose world of Starigrad Fortress, thenlook for gifts at Origin Croatian Cosmetics, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Rata Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Omis trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Bol to Omis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Omis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Brela, Gaspina mlinica
Highlights from your plan
Omis and Cetina River ©
Omis and Cetina River
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Spanjola and Franciscan Monastery. Explore hidden gems such as Dubovica Beach and Mlini Beach. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, do a tasting at Tomic Winery, and step off the mainland to explore Jerolim.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar tour itinerary site.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Omis to Hvar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vunetovo Craft Beer, Dubovica Beach, Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Jerolim ©
Jerolim
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Speed Boats Tours

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dubrovnik City Walls and Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Popular historic sites such as Church of Saint Blaise and Brsalje Street are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, and take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip maker site.

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brsalje Street ©
Brsalje Street
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

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