21 days in Croatia Itinerary

21 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zadar
— 1 night
2
Nin
— 1 night
3
Lozovac
— 1 night
4
Trogir
— 1 night
5
Split
— 2 nights
6
Bol
— 2 nights
7
Zagreb
— 3 nights
8
Rijeka
— 1 night
9
Opatija
— 1 night
10
Motovun
— 2 nights
11
Rovinj
— 1 night
12
Pula
— 1 night
13
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights

1
night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 20th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Paseo Maritimo. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar, don't miss a visit to The Forum, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, thenmake a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), and finally delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zadar attractions planner.

Athens, Greece to Zadar is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Zadar. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in November: high temperatures in Zadar hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Nin.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Archaeological Museum Zadar ©
Archaeological Museum Zadar
The Forum ©
The Forum

1
night
Nin

Nin ©
Nin is a town in the Zadar County of Croatia, population 1,132, total municipality population 2,744 .Nin was historically important as a centre of a medieval Christian Bishopric. On the 22nd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church, get a taste of local nightlife at Mashtel Distillery, take in the views from Stone Bridge and the Old Gate, examine the collection at Museum of Nin Antiquities, thenmake a trip to The Roman Temple, and finally make a trip to The Church of the Holy Cross.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nin trip itinerary site.

Nin is just a stone's throw from Zadar. November in Nin sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lozovac.

Things to do in Nin

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

Side Trip

Parish Church
Highlights from your plan
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Stone Bridge and the Old Gate
Stone Bridge and the Old Gate
The Roman Temple ©
The Roman Temple

1
night
Lozovac

Lozovac ©
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lozovac travel route planning tool.

Drive from Nin to Lozovac in 1.5 hours. November in Lozovac sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Trogir.

Things to do in Lozovac

Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Trogir

A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, make a trip to Trogir Square, thenget some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally make a trip to North Gate.

Before you visit Trogir, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Lozovac to Trogir in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Trogir

Outdoors Transportation Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Trogir Square ©
Trogir Square
North Gate ©
North Gate

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Starigrad Fortress and then steep yourself in history at Palazzo di Diocleziano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenadmire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, thendon't miss a visit to Pjaca, and finally make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic).

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You can drive from Trogir to Split in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November in Split, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Starigrad Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic) ©
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic)

2
nights
Bol

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora and then contemplate the long history of Dolina Blaca. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Supetar Bay, explore the different monuments and memorials at Supetar cemetery, thenview the masterpieces at Jaksic Gallery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kastil Gospodnetic Dol.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Bol trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Bol takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Supetar, Jaksic Gallery, Kastil Gospodnetic Dol
Highlights from your plan
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Kastil Gospodnetic Dol ©
Kastil Gospodnetic Dol
Jaksic Gallery ©
Jaksic Gallery

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb and Zrinjevac. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Medvednica, appreciate the history behind Holy Mary Monument, examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, and explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Bol to Zagreb takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. In November, Zagreb is little chillier than Bol - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zrinjevac ©
Zrinjevac
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Medvednica ©
Medvednica

1
night
Rijeka

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Gradski Toranj (City Tower), step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle, make a trip to The Islamic Center of Rijeka, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Korzo.

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

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Rijeka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zagreb in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Rijeka: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Opatija.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Gradski Toranj (City Tower) ©
Gradski Toranj (City Tower)
Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes ©
Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

1
night
Opatija

Opatija ©
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
On the 3rd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Croatian Museum of Tourism, walk around The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jacob, thenwander the streets of Volosko, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, and finally make a trip to Maiden With The Seagull.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Opatija trip planner.

Opatija is very close to Rijeka. December in Opatija sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Motovun.

Things to do in Opatija

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina ©
The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina
Maiden With The Seagull ©
Maiden With The Seagull
Croatian Museum of Tourism ©
Croatian Museum of Tourism

2
nights
Motovun

Motovun ©
Motovun is a village in central Istria, Croatia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a stroll through The town of Hum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Aura Distillery, thenindulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally do a tasting at Fakin Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): do a tasting at Kozlović Winery, don't miss a visit to Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia, thenmake a trip to Bell Tower, thenget to know the fascinating history of Ancient City Walls, and finally admire the striking features of Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Motovun trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Opatija to Motovun takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Motovun

Tours Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Buzet, Kozlović Winery, Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia, The town of Hum
Highlights from your plan
Aura Distillery ©
Aura Distillery
Food Tours
Kozlović Winery ©
Kozlović Winery

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night
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 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Benedict, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, thenstroll around Punta Corrente, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovinj route planning site.

Drive from Motovun to Rovinj in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Main Street ©
Main Street
Church of St. Benedict ©
Church of St. Benedict

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stop by Dolija 08, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi, thenrelax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and finally don't miss a visit to Valle dIstria/Bale.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Pula trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Rovinj to Pula in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Pula

Shopping

Side Trips

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Valle dIstria/Bale
Highlights from your plan
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil ©
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Arco dei Sergi ©
Arco dei Sergi

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cavtat Cemetery and Church of Saint Blaise. Change things up with a short trip to Cavtat Seaside Promenade in Cavtat (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress, admire the masterpieces at Vlaho Bukovac House, contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, and admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik road trip tool.

You can fly from Pula to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Pula in December, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Cavtat
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Church of Saint Blaise ©
Church of Saint Blaise

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