20 days in Croatia Itinerary

20 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia trip planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

20 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Split
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Zadar
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4 h
5
Krk Island
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
6
Rovinj
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Madrid

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sveti Jakov Beach and Kolocep Island. Church of Saint Blaise and Church of St Nicholas will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Lopud Island, tour the water at your own pace with Dubrovnik Daily Sailing, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brsalje Street, and learn about winemaking at Grgic Winery.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder app .

Madrid, Spain to Dubrovnik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dubrovnik: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cavtat
Highlights from your plan
Church of Saint Blaise ©
Church of Saint Blaise
St. John's Fortress ©
St. John's Fortress
Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and St. Mark's Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Korcula Town Walls and Sveti Mihovil. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach, contemplate the long history of Tower Kanalevic, do a tasting at Lovric Winery, and stop by Coral Shop Irena.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town road trip planning site .

Ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Old City
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Sveti Mihovil ©
Sveti Mihovil

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Fortress Starigrad (Fortica). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Punta Rata Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Trogir Square (in Trogir), Brela Beach (in Brela) and Fortress Mirabella (Peovica) (in Omis). There's more to do: get a new perspective on things with Ilirio's Hvar Tours and take a stroll through Riva Harbor.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In August, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Trogir, Brela, Omis, Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Mirabella (Peovica) ©
Fortress Mirabella (Peovica)
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress

3
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Get some historical perspective at St. Jurja Church and St. Chrysogonus Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Cigrada Beach and Jadro Beach. When in Zadar, make a side trip to see Fortica Castle in Novigrad, approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Bell Tower, and explore the fascinating underground world of Modric Cave (Modric Spilja).

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zadar vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Split to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Split in August, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Zadar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Krk Island.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St. Jurja Church, Cigrada Beach, Fortica Castle, Modric Cave (Modric Spilja), Jadro Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Chrysogonus Church ©
St. Chrysogonus Church
St. Jurja Church ©
St. Jurja Church
Fortica Castle ©
Fortica Castle

3
nights
Krk Island

Krk Island ©
A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Relax by the water at Stara Baska (Old Baska) and Potovosce. Get some historical perspective at Lungo Mare and Church of St.Trinity - Baska. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Krk Island: Opatija (Maiden With The Seagull & Volosko) and Rijeka (Trsat Castle & Peek & Poke Computer Museum). The adventure continues: make a trip to Vrbnik, choose your vessel at NAS Sailing, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adriatic aquarium Baska.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Krk Island day trip planning website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Zadar to Krk Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Zadar in August, Krk Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Krk Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Opatija, Rijeka
Highlights from your plan
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Stara Baska (Old Baska) ©
Stara Baska (Old Baska)
Maiden With The Seagull ©
Maiden With The Seagull

3
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 13th (Tue), make a trip to Main Street, then steep yourself in history at Round Tower, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Aura Distillery, and finally take a stroll through The town of Hum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Spiaggia Isola rossa, Rovigno, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cerkev sv. Roka, and then learn about winemaking at Kozlovic Winery.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovinj trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Krk Island to Rovinj in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rovinj when traveling from Krk Island in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aura Distillery, The town of Hum, Cerkev sv. Roka, Kozlovic Winery, Round Tower
Highlights from your plan
Main Street ©
Main Street
Mulini Beach ©
Mulini Beach
Kozlovic Winery ©
Kozlovic Winery

Similar Plans

22 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Greece, Croatia & Malta BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in The Balkans BY A USER FROM FRANCE June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Croatia & Longueuil BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Venice BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Croatia, Slovenia & Venice BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Bosnia and Herzegovina & Croatia BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, relaxing, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans