22 days in Croatia Itinerary

22 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Start: Saskatoon
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Bol, Brac Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  5 h
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Opatija
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Zagreb
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
Ferry:  3 h 45 min
7
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Saskatoon

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Rak Winery and Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Velika Raduca Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Origin Croatian Cosmetics (in Omis), Trogir Square (in Trogir) and Brela (Brela Beach & Punta Rata Beach). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, pause for some photo ops at Marko Marulic Sculpture, and make a trip to Gaspina mlinica.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Split online trip itinerary planner.

Saskatoon, Canada to Split is an approximately 19- hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In March, Split is warmer than Saskatoon - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Trogir, Primosten, Brela, Origin Croatian Cosmetics, Rak Winery
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Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Rak Winery ©
Rak Winery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Murvica Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, and then do a tasting at Stina.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bol trip planner.

Getting from Split to Bol by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Bol are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Murvica Beach
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Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Stina ©
Stina
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

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 7th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Sastavci, then explore the activities along The Upper Lakes, and then admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Stari grad Slunj, then identify plant and animal life at Rastoke, then explore the activities along Okrugljak Lake, and finally admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park day trip planning app.

Getting from Bol to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Opatija.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Opatija

Opatija ©
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
On the 9th (Mon), make a trip to Maiden With The Seagull, explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle, then contemplate the long history of Crkva sv. Jurja mucenika, and finally take a stroll through Kastav. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): wander the streets of The town of Hum, get engrossed in the history at Croatian Museum of Tourism, then admire the landmark architecture of The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina, and finally wander the streets of Volosko.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Opatija trip planner.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Opatija by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March in Opatija, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Opatija

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rijeka, The town of Hum
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Kastav ©
Kastav
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
The town of Hum ©
The town of Hum

4
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lower Town. Get some historical perspective at Old Castle (Stari Grad) and Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Jarun Lake, look for gifts at Dora, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Opatija to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Opatija in March, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Old Castle (Stari Grad)
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Lower Town
Lower Town

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.
Popular historic sites such as St. John's Fortress and Minceta Fortress are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Sveti Jakov Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Cemetery, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brsalje Street, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dubrovnik Beer Company.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary app.

Getting from Zagreb to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

Cavtat Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery, step into the grandiose world of Tvrdalj Castle, then kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hvar trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Hvar are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tvrdalj Castle, Dubovica Beach, Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Tvrdalj Castle ©
Tvrdalj Castle
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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