22 days in Croatia Itinerary

22 days in Croatia Itinerary

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22 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Rovinj
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Zadar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Split
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: London

1
night
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovinj tour builder .

London, UK to Rovinj is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Rovinj. When traveling from London in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rovinj, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Porec
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Jama - Grotta Baredine ©
Jama - Grotta Baredine
Main Street ©
Main Street
Eufrazijeva Street ©
Eufrazijeva Street

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 31st (Fri), cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of The Sacred Heart of Jesus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can drive from Rovinj to Zagreb in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) ©
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata)
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Konjicki Klub Rakovica, and then identify plant and animal life at Rastoke. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap, take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Prstavac, take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, then explore the activities along Milanovac Lake, and finally admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Rastoke ©
Rastoke
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

2
nights
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Bell Tower, then steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, then make a trip to Zadar Land City Gates, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Donatus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, and then go for a walk through Bozava.

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You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bozava
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Zadar Cathedral ©
Zadar Cathedral
Bozava ©
Bozava

4
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get a sense of the local culture at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Riva Harbor. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) and Palace Cipiko. Go for a jaunt from Split to Hvar to see Speed Boats Tours about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ilirio's Hvar Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Split, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Trogir, Hvar, Church Of St. Roch, Starigrad Fortress
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 Rent-a-GS Motorcycle Rental SPLIT ©
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Milna and Tomic Winery. Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Church of St John. The adventure continues: tour the water at your own pace with Ilirio's Hvar Tours and enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica.

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Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Hvar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Tomic Winery, Dubovica Beach, Church of St John
Highlights from your plan
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Visiting Pupnatska Luca Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. St. Mark's Cathedral and Revelin Tower will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Korcula Old City, contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kula Svih Svetih, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Korcula Town online journey planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. June in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Freestyle
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Freestyle ©
Freestyle
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Sveti Mihovil ©
Sveti Mihovil

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at War Photo Limited and Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Dubrovnik Boat Rentals. Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Cemetery, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, make a trip to Fort Imperial, get great views at Minceta Fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Cavtat Cemetery
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Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery

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