18 days in Croatia & Budva Itinerary

18 days in Croatia & Budva Itinerary

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18 days in Croatia & Budva Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  10​h
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hum, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Rovinj, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Budva, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  6​h
9
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Trogir, Croatia
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
11
Sibenik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Singapore, Singapore

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolac Market, Medvednica and Lower Town. On the 2nd (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, pick up some local products at Dolac Market, and then make a trip to Tkalciceva. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then wander the streets of Lower Town, and finally stroll around Medvednica.

Before you visit Zagreb, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Singapore, Singapore to Zagreb is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, things will get colder in Zagreb: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Hum.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption

few
hours
Hum, Croatia

Hum ©
Hum is a town in the central part of Istria, northwest Croatia, 7 km from Roč. On the 4th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Dvorac Belaj, then don't miss a visit to Viale Glagolitico, and then wander the streets of The town of Hum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hum day trip planner.

Drive from Zagreb to Hum in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Hum

Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dvorac Belaj
Highlights from your plan
Dvorac Belaj ©
Dvorac Belaj
The town of Hum ©
The town of Hum

3
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Church of St. Euphemia as well as Old Town. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica. On the next day, wander the streets of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, and then don't miss a visit to Port of Rovinj.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovinj trip tool .

Traveling by car from Hum to Rovinj takes an hour. October in Rovinj sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Porec
Highlights from your plan
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Old Town ©
Old Town
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

few
hours
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

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 7th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

2
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sakarun Beach as well as Zadar Land City Gates. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Zadar Land City Gates, don't miss a visit to The Forum, then steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, and finally make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zadar online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In October in Zadar, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zadar

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sakarun Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

4
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
You've added Minceta Fortress, Fort Lovrijenac, Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik online trip builder .

Drive from Zadar to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in October since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then pause for some photo ops at Grgur Ninski Statue, and finally wander the streets of Riva Harbor.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Split trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Split sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budva.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Grgur Ninski Statue ©
Grgur Ninski Statue

1
night
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
On the 14th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, then appreciate the history behind Statua Ballerina, then steep yourself in history at Citadel, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Budva trip planner .

You can fly from Split to Budva in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Split in October, Budva is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites

Side Trip

City Walls
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
City Walls ©
City Walls
Citadel ©
Citadel

1
night
Hvar, Croatia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, then wander the streets of Milna, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hvar driving holiday planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Budva to Hvar in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Budva in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Hvar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Trogir.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
day
Trogir, Croatia

Trogir ©
A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
You've now added St. Dominic Monastery to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir, take in the spiritual surroundings of The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, don't miss a visit to North Gate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Dominic Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Fortress Kamerlengo, and finally go for a walk through Waterfront Promenade.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Trogir online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Trogir takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sibenik.

Things to do in Trogir

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Fortress Kamerlengo ©
Fortress Kamerlengo

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nights
Sibenik, Croatia

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
On the 17th (Thu), contemplate the long history of The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik and then steep yourself in history at St. Michael's Fortress.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sibenik vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Trogir to Sibenik by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. October in Sibenik sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sibenik

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
St. Michael's Fortress ©
St. Michael's Fortress

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