22 days in Croatia Itinerary

22 days in Croatia Itinerary

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22 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Pula
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Zagreb
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Pula

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): have fun and explore at MEMO Museum Pula, then kick back and relax at Debeljak Beach, and then stop by Dolija 08. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, kick back and relax at Mediterraneo Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plovanije Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pula online trip maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Pula is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Pula is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Pula to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Pula

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Premantura, Mediterraneo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Plovanije Beach ©
Plovanije Beach
MEMO Museum Pula ©
MEMO Museum Pula

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: step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dance Beach, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip maker .

Getting from Pula to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. September in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Kayaking & Canoeing
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 24th (Thu), stroll through Pupnatska Luca Beach, then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, and then make a trip to Kula Svih Svetih. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, head outdoors with Freestyle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Korcula Town road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Lumbarda
Highlights from your plan
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Freestyle ©
Freestyle
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

4
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.
Attractions like Mlini Beach and Hvar Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Vunetovo Craft Beer, enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Spanjola.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hvar trip maker website .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Hvar in 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tomic Winery, Vunetovo Craft Beer, Dubovica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Island Galesnik ©
Island Galesnik

3
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Omis) and Punta Rata Beach (in Brela). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Split trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Split can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Punta Rata Beach, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, kick back and relax at Murvica Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sumartin Beach, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paklina Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bol trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Split to Bol takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bol are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

4
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Step out of Zagreb to go to Plitvice Lakes National Park and see Plitvice Lakes National Park, which is approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the waterfront views at Veliko Lake, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bol to Zagreb in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bol in October; daily highs in Zagreb reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Veliko Lake, Plitvice Lakes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Room Escape Games
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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