20 days in Croatia Itinerary

20 days in Croatia Itinerary

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20 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
5
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Pula
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

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: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the world from above with Air Tours, and kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Zagreb, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Zagreb: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

2
nights
Bol, Brac Island

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Murvica Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sumartin Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paklina Beach.

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

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Zagreb to Bol in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Zagreb in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bol, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

3
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Punta Rata Beach and Museum of Senses Split. Step out of Split with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Omis--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, and delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Split day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Bol to Split takes 2 hours. In July in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punta Rata Beach, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

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.
Attractions like Mlini Beach and Mekicevica Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and get great views at Spanjola.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Hvar trip site .

Drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In July in Hvar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Speed Boats Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

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: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip maker 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 July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Kayaking & Canoeing
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Pula

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Plovanije Beach and Debeljak Beach. When in Pula, make a side trip to see Kamenjak National Park in Premantura, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, enjoy the sand and surf at Penizule Beach, stroll through Felsen Strand, and get to know the resident critters at Aquarium Pula.

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Getting from Dubrovnik to Pula by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in July since evenings lows in Pula dip to 20°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Premantura, Mediterraneo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park
Plovanije Beach ©
Plovanije Beach

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