21 days in Croatia Itinerary

21 days in Croatia Itinerary

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1
Zadar
— 1 night
2
Split
— 3 nights
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
4
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
5
Zagreb
— 3 nights
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
7
Rovinj
— 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 12th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Narodni trg u Zadru, then see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar, and then steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and then stroll through Nin's Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zadar trip itinerary maker website.

Mumbai, India to Zadar is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Zadar due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in April, things will get much colder in Zadar: highs are around 22°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Nin
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Archaeological Museum Zadar ©
Archaeological Museum Zadar

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll explore and learn at Galerija Mestrovic and Jaksic Gallery. Head to Filigran Split and Split Fish Marketfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo di Diocleziano, steep yourself in history at Old Split, don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, and identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Split online attractions planner.

You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Split when traveling from Zadar in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Old Split ©
Old Split
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Spanjola. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral and then kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar itinerary app.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Hvar are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Rector's Palace and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. Get some historical perspective at Dubrovnik City Walls and Lapad. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, steep yourself in history at Stradun, and step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Head to La Chocolate and Take Me Homefor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Broken Relationships and Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, stop by Crop - Authentic Croatian Gifts, enjoy some diversion at Jarun Lake, and get a taste of local nightlife at Vinoteka Bornstein.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb travel route planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zagreb, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap.

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You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

3
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Atelier Sottomuro and Agro-Millo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Amphitheatre de Pula and Port of Rovinj. Venture out of the city with trips to Traktor Story (in Nova Vas) and Pinesta Beach (in Novigrad). There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town and look for gifts at Ribica Atelier.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovinj day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Amphitheatre de Pula, Traktor Story, Pinesta Beach, Agro-Millo
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj

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