19 days in Croatia Itinerary

19 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Fly
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Zagreb
— 1 night
Drive
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Rijeka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pula
— 3 nights
Drive
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Novi Vinodolski
— 1 night
Drive
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Split
— 2 nights
Drive
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Postira, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— Few hours
Ferry
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Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
On the 4th (Sat), wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and then explore the world behind art at Mimara Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Arts and Crafts, then pause for some serene contemplation at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb day trip planning tool.

Santiago, Chile to Zagreb is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Zagreb is 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Rijeka.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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nights
Rijeka

Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral, admire the striking features of The Governor's Palace, look and learn at Astronomical Centre Rijeka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, and finally explore the ancient world of Old Gateway (Roman Arch). Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle, contemplate the long history of Crkva Navjestenja, then take a stroll through Veprinac, then visit Volosko, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rijeka, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Zagreb to Rijeka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rijeka when traveling from Zagreb in April, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum Olei Histriae and Euphrasius Basilica. Explore hidden gems such as Main Street and Fort Punta Christo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pula: Rovinj (Port of Rovinj, Old Town, &more), Dvigrad (in Kanfanar) and Traktor Story (in Nova Vas). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, admire the striking features of Decumanus Street, examine the collection at Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, and steep yourself in history at Romanesque House.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pula travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rijeka to Pula takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rijeka in April since evenings lows in Pula dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Novi Vinodolski.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

1
night
Novi Vinodolski

Novi Vinodolski is a town on the Adriatic Sea coast in Croatia, located south of Crikvenica, Selce and Bribir and north of Senj. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Frankopanski kaštel, get engrossed in the history at Stari Toc Selce, then steep yourself in history at Kvadrac, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St Philip and Jacob, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church on San Marino Island.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Novi Vinodolski online trip builder.

Drive from Pula to Novi Vinodolski in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Pula in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Novi Vinodolski, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Novi Vinodolski

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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 12th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, then examine the collection at Live Museum Split, and then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Jupiter.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Split trip planning tool.

You can drive from Novi Vinodolski to Split in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Postira.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

2
nights
Postira, Brac Island

Postira is a village and a municipality in Croatia in the Split-Dalmatia County on the island of Brač.GeographyThe village of Postira is located on the northern coast of the island of Brač, eight kilometers from the island's port of Supetar. Popular historic sites such as Church of St. Jerolime and Supetar cemetery are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum uja and Crkva Sveti Rok, Sutivan. Change things up with these side-trips from Postira: Senjkovic Winery (in Nerezisca), Church of Our Lady of Annunciation (in Milna) and Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, contemplate the waterfront views at Supetar Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish church complex, and do a tasting at Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Postira visit app.

You can drive from Split to Postira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Postira, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Postira

Historic Sites · Museums · Transportation · Tours

Side Trips

few
hours
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Korcula Town road trip website.

Getting from Postira to Korcula Town by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: travel. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for Dubrovnik on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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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 17th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik, then take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, then take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Vlaho Bukovac House, browse the exhibits of Rector's Palace, then steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Stradun, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik road trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. April in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

1
night
Zagreb

Little Vienna

Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, then examine the collection at Zagreb City Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon), and finally see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum in Zagreb.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb travel planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Zagreb in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in April, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Zagreb. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Historic Sites

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.