21 days in Croatia Itinerary

21 days in Croatia Itinerary

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21 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Pula
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Zagreb

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: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Tkalciceva, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zagreb tour planning tool .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Zagreb is minus 9 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Room Escape Games

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 22nd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

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 adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Froggyland, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Split trip planner .

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

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: get great views at Spanjola, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, do a tasting at Tomic Winery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip planner.

Drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Korcula Town: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic) and Proizd Island (in Vela Luka). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach, walk around Kocje, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral.

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

Traveling by car from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Island, Proizd Island, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Highlights from your plan
Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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, contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and see the interesting displays at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Pula.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Aura Distillery, then experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Alpha Strike Laser Tag. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kamenjak National Park and then stroll through Debeljak Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pula travel route planner .

Fly from Dubrovnik to Pula in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Pula. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Premantura, National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), Aura Distillery, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park

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