20 days in Croatia Itinerary

20 days in Croatia Itinerary

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20 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Split
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Skradin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Rovinj
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Santiago

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, adventure, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

Santiago, Chile to Dubrovnik is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Santiago to Dubrovnik. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Kayaking & Canoeing

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, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hvar Beach, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery.

Make your Hvar itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano, contemplate the long history of Old Split, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Split travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Split can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Skradin.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
Skradin

Skradin ©
Skradin is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia, with a population about 3,986 . Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Ante Sladic Vino and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Skradin trip builder .

Traveling by bus from Split to Skradin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Skradin

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Krka National Park
Highlights from your plan
Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Ante Sladic Vino ©
Ante Sladic Vino

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, then admire the sheer force of Ciganovac Waterfall, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park online road trip planner .

You can drive from Skradin to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

3
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: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), have some family-friendly fun at Legame Studio - VR Gaming Studio, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zagreb trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

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

3
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovinj: Porec (Porec Old Town & Euphrasius Basilica), Pula (Alpha Strike Laser Tag & Amphitheatre de Pula) and Aquapark Istralandia (in Novigrad). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, make a trip to Port of Rovinj, stop by Aura Distillery, and experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovinj trip itinerary site .

Getting from Zagreb to Rovinj by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rovinj can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Porec, Pula, Aura Distillery, Oil mill Grubic, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

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