22 days in Croatia Itinerary

22 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia Trip Planner

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Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brela
— 1 night
Drive
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Omis
— 1 night
Drive
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Split
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Stari Grad, Ferry to Split, Drive to Sibenik
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Sibenik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zadar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Rovinj
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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 City Walls and The Franciscan Church and Monastery will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Banje Beach and Blue Planet Diving Center. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Lapad Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Stradun, and stroll through Sveti Jakov Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik planner.

London, UK to Dubrovnik is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Dubrovnik is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brela.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Brela

— 1 night
Brela is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia, population 1,771 (2001). Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Tucepi Beach and then stroll through Punta Rata Beach.

For reviews and tourist information, read Brela day trip planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Brela by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Omis.

Things to do in Brela

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Omis

— 1 night
Omiš is a town and port in the Dalmatia region of Croatia, and is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get outside with Rafting Pinta, then steep yourself in history at Fortress Mirabella (Peovica), and then explore the historical opulence of Starigrad Fortress.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Omis online trip builder.

Omis is just a stone's throw from Brela. In September, daytime highs in Omis are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Omis

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Split

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Escape the urban bustle at Bacvice Beach and Opensea Diving. Popular historic sites such as Diocletian's Palace and Grgur Ninski Statue are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kliška tvrđava and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Split travel route tool.

Drive from Omis to Split in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Hvar, Hvar Island

— 2 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see Antonio Rent, then stroll through Sveta Nedilja, and then take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Hvar are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sibenik.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Sibenik

— 2 nights
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Bibich Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten, then contemplate the long history of Dalmatian Ethno Village, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael's Fortress.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sibenik trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hvar to Sibenik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Sibenik

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Zadar

— 3 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Church of the Holy Cross and Church of St. Donat. Get outdoors at Kolovare Beach and Island of Iz. Change things up with a short trip to Bougainville Diving in Biograd na Moru (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) and stroll through Nin's Lagoon.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zadar trip app.

Drive from Sibenik to Zadar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sibenik in September, Zadar is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 3 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Lower Lakes and Lukovo Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Plitvice Lakes National Park and Gradinsko Lake.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip app.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rovinj

— 2 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Benedict, then explore the historical opulence of Kastel, and then step off the mainland to explore Brijuni Islands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pinesta Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jama - Grotta Baredine, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Angels.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovinj travel route site.

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Rovinj are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.