22 days in Croatia Itinerary

22 days in Croatia Itinerary

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22 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  12​h
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Rovinj
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Skradin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Bol, Brac Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

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: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Tkalciceva, browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market, and admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb online trip maker .

Ottawa, Canada to Zagreb is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Zagreb are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

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

2
nights
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 8th (Fri): look for gifts at Uljara Tonin, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and finally go for a walk through Garzotto. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town and then make a splash at Aquapark Istralandia.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovinj online trip maker .

Drive from Zagreb to Rovinj in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Rovinj sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vodnjan, Aquapark Istralandia, Amphitheatre de Pula, Porec Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

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 10th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Skradin.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

1
night
Skradin

Skradin ©
Skradin is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia, with a population about 3,986 . On the 11th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Ante Sladic Vino and then explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Skradin online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Skradin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Skradin, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Skradin

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Krka National Park
Highlights from your plan
Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Ante Sladic Vino ©
Ante Sladic Vino

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.
On the 12th (Tue), kick back and relax at Hvar Beach, get great views at Spanjola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hvar trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Skradin to Hvar by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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, examine the collection at Froggyland, look for gifts at Filigran Split, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Split online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In May in Split, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Bol, Brac Island

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bol: Museum of Brac (in Skrip), Supetar Bay (in Supetar) and Jaksic Galerija (in Donji Humac). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, tour the pleasant surroundings at Murvica Beach, and head outdoors with Zoo Station Bol.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bol trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Split to Bol takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Museum of Brac, Sumartin Beach, Jaksic Gallery, Murvica Beach, Supetar Bay
Highlights from your plan
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Revelin Tower.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Bol to Korcula Town in 5.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Ethno Museum Barilo, Freestyle, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Korcula Old City
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, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip maker .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

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