19 days in Croatia Itinerary

19 days in Croatia Itinerary

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19 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  25​h
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Rovinj
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Skradin
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
7
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Zagreb

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, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, stroll around Park Ribnjak, kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zagreb trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Zagreb is minus 9 hours. In August, Zagreb is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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 14th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, then get your game on at Alpha Strike Laser Tag, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town and then make a splash at Aquapark Istralandia.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovinj trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Rovinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovinj, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pula, Porec Old Town, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Aquapark Istralandia
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town
Aquapark Istralandia ©
Aquapark Istralandia

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 16th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Plitvice Lakes National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Skradin.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

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

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 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Roski Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Skradin trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Skradin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Skradin

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Krka National Park
Highlights from your plan
Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Roski Slap ©
Roski Slap

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, wildlife, parks, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano, look for gifts at Filigran Split, walk around Marjan Park, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Split trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Skradin to Split in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Split sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, step off the mainland to explore Jerolim Island, stroll through Dubovica, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar planner .

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hvar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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, adventure, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, stop by Break Time Dubrovnik, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip website .

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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