18 days in Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Fly
1
Zagreb
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Mali Losinj, Losinj Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Merag, Ferry to Lopar
3
Rab Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Valbiska, Drive to Split
4
Split
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 1 night
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
6
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
7
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
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Zagreb

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb trip planner.

San Diego, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in December, expect Zagreb to be much colder, temps between 44°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mali Losinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

2
nights
Mali Losinj, Losinj Island

Mali Lošinj is a town and municipality in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, on the island of Lošinj, in western Croatia. On the 20th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Muzej Apoksiomena, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then head outdoors with Croyak Adventure, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sv. Ivan the Baptist. On the next day, examine the collection at Losinjski Muzej, then stroll through Osorscica – mountaineering trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of Sv. Antun Opat, and finally admire the masterpieces at Losinjski Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mali Losinj trip planner.

Getting from Zagreb to Mali Losinj by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rab Island.

Things to do in Mali Losinj

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

2
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Rab Island

On the 22nd (Tue), get outside with Otok Rab, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Mary The Great (Sveta Marija Velika), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Hungry Fish. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Rab Concentration Camp, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crkva Sv.Petra, and then stroll through Rab-Maman trail.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rab Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mali Losinj to Rab Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Rab Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

2
nights
Split

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Break Time. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, then get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Split holiday planner.

Getting from Rab Island to Split by combination of ferry and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

1
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Hvar, Hvar Island

Croatian St. Tropez

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 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, get great views at Spanish Fortress, and then browse the exhibits of Fort Napoljun - Napolean.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hvar journey maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. December in Hvar sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

2
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel, view the masterpieces at Bags by Kristina, take in the waterfront activity at ACI Marina Korcula, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Korcula Town Walls, steep yourself in history at Forteca, then examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, and finally examine the collection at Korcula Town Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Korcula Town tour planner.

Getting from Hvar to Korcula Town by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In December in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

3
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Dubrovnik

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, go for a stroll along the water at City Harbor, then take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pile Gate and then stop by Old Town.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik travel planner.

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. December in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.