23 days in Croatia Itinerary

23 days in Croatia Itinerary

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23 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Rovinj
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Bol, Brac Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

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: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb day trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Zagreb. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Zagreb at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Veliko Lake
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

2
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 1st (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, then get your game on at Alpha Strike Laser Tag, then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town and then make a splash at Aquapark Istralandia.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovinj road trip planning site .

Getting from Zagreb to Rovinj by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovinj when traveling from Zagreb in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pula, Aquapark Istralandia, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Porec Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town
Aquapark Istralandia ©
Aquapark Istralandia

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 3rd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip planning app .

You can drive from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

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: explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano, stop by Filigran Split, examine the collection at Froggyland, and walk around Marjan Park.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Split travel website .

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, nature, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and step off the mainland to explore Jerolim.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hvar trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hvar are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Speed Boats Tours

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bol: Supetar Bay (in Supetar), The Ilic House Complex (in Sutivan) and Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, and do a tasting at Stina.

For photos and other tourist information, read Bol trip planner .

Drive from Hvar to Bol in 4.5 hours. September in Bol sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, The Ilic House Complex, Supetar Bay, Murvica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): cast your line with a fishing tour, then make a trip to Korcula Old City, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at House of Marco Polo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Velika Knezeva Kula, enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach, and then kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Korcula Town route builder website .

Getting from Bol to Korcula Town by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vela Przina Beach, Korcula Old City
Highlights from your plan
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

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.
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, take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and examine the collection at War Photo Limited.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik travel planner .

Drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

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