22 days in Croatia Itinerary

22 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia vacation planner

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Pula
— 2 nights
Drive
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Krk Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Zagreb
— 3 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Omis
— 2 nights
Bus to Split, Ferry to Bol
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Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
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Pula

— 2 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Kamenjak National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kap Kamenjak and Dolija 08. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi, and explore the ancient world of Pula Arena.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Pula trip itinerary site.

London, UK to Pula is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Pula. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Pula reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Krk Island.

Things to do in Pula

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Krk Island

— 1 night

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Soline Bay, then make a trip to Vrbnik, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stara Baska (Old Baska).

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Krk Island trip planner.

Drive from Pula to Krk Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Pula in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Krk Island, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Krk Island

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Zagreb

— 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jarun Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to Lower Town and Skydiving. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, hunt for treasures at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb tour itinerary website.

Getting from Krk Island to Zagreb by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Krk Island in July since evenings lows in Zagreb dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the activities along The Lower Lakes, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ciginovac Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, and finally explore the activities along Gradinsko Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, then admire the sheer force of Mali Buk, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park day trip website.

You can drive from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Omis.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Omis

— 2 nights
Omiš is a town and port in the Dalmatia region of Croatia, and is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lake, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brela Beach, and then stroll through Punta Rata Beach. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Starigrad Fortress, contemplate the waterfront views at Omis and Cetina River, then explore the stunning scenery at Omis Cetina Canyon, and finally look for gifts at Origin Croatian Cosmetics.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Omis online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Omis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. August in Omis sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Bol.

Things to do in Omis

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bol, Brac Island

— 2 nights
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 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), then enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sumartin Beach. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, then explore the galleries of Jaksic Gallery, then see some colorful creatures with Fun Dive Club, and finally steep yourself in history at Museum of Brac.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bol itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Omis to Bol takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Bol, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Hvar, Hvar Island

— 3 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Get some cultural insight at Spanish Fortress and Tomic Winery. Visiting Dubovica Beach and Mlini Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Forko souvenir shop, step off the mainland to explore Jerolim, and admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hvar visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Bol to Hvar in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Hvar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Korcula Town, Korcula Island

— 3 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Get outdoors at Pupnatska Luka Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Mark's Cathedral and Korcula Town Walls. Step out of Korcula Town to go to Vela Luka and see Proizd Island, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Badija, take in panoramic vistas at Zakerja Tower, look for gifts at Coral Shop Irena, and see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. August in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dubrovnik

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola and Sveti Jakov Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Lokrum Island and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Zarkovica Animal Shelter, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Croatian War of Independence, and get great views at Minceta Fortress.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik itinerary maker website.

Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In August in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.