21 days in Croatia Itinerary

21 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia holiday planner

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

Route & dates

21 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Zadar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Split
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Change things up with a short trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park in Plitvice Lakes National Park (about 2 hours away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb holiday tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Zagreb is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Zagreb is 9 hours. In September, daytime highs in Zagreb are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

2
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 15th (Thu), make a trip to Paseo Maritimo, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), take in panoramic vistas at Bell Tower, then make a trip to The Forum, and finally steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zadar vacation app .

You can fly from Zagreb to Zadar in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Zagreb in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zadar: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Transportation Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll get in some beach time at Lovrecina Bay and Paklina Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, and admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Split day trip app .

You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in September since evenings lows in Split dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paklina Beach, Church Of St. Roch, Lovrecina Bay
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Dubovica and Sveta Nedilja. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hvar Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Vunetovo Craft Beer, get active on the water at Ilirio's Hvar Tours, and get great views at Spanjola.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hvar online trip builder .

Getting from Split to Hvar by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hvar are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tomic Winery, Sveta Nedilja, Dubovica Beach, Vunetovo Craft Beer
Highlights from your plan
Hvar Beach ©
Hvar Beach
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Vela Przina Beach and Zitna Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Proizd Island in Vela Luka (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Korcula Old City, examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and enjoy breathtaking views from Zakerja Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Korcula Town road trip site .

Drive from Hvar to Korcula Town in 5 hours. September in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Zitna Beach, Proizd Island, Vela Przina Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island

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.
Visit Pasjaca Beach and Sunj Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, kick back and relax at Dance Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and sample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pasjaca Beach, Sunj Beach, Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Sunj Beach ©
Sunj Beach
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

Similar Plans

25 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Switzerland & Italy BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Croatia, Sarajevo & Ljubljana BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Italy & Croatia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans