23 days in Croatia Itinerary

23 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Fly
1
Split
— 2 nights
Ferry
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Ferry
4
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Zagreb
— 5 nights
Fly
6
Mali Losinj, Losinj Island
— 1 night
Drive to Merag, Ferry to Lopar
7
Rab Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
8
Krk Island
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Pula
— 2 nights
Fly

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Split

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 27th (Sun), see Off-Road Tours, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Break Time. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip maker tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Split is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, things will get much colder in Split: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

2
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

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.
On the 29th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, get great views at Spanish Fortress, and then see the sky in a new way at Fort Napoljun - Napolean. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci and then do a tasting at Tomic Winery.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hvar online travel planner.

Ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In December in Hvar, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, get outside with Badija, contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, and take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Korcula Town online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In December in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

3
nights
Dubrovnik

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, get to know the fascinating history of Lapad, stop by Old Town, and make a trip to Pile Gate.

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Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

5
nights
Zagreb

Little Vienna

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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, stroll around Zrinjevac, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zagreb online day trip planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dubrovnik in January, with highs in Zagreb at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Mali Losinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks

1
night
Mali Losinj, Losinj Island

Mali Lošinj is a town and municipality in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, on the island of Lošinj, in western Croatia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Croyak Adventure, then trek along Osorscica – mountaineering trail, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sv. Ivan the Baptist.

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Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Mali Losinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rab Island.

Things to do in Mali Losinj

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
nights
Rab Island

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): head outdoors with Otok Rab, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Mary The Great (Sveta Marija Velika), and then relax and rejuvenate at Hungry Fish. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Rab Concentration Camp, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crkva Sv.Petra, then hike along Rab-Maman trail, and finally delve into the distant past at Zidine Fortress.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rab Island online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Mali Losinj to Rab Island in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Krk Island.

Things to do in Rab Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

2
nights
Krk Island

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Fish Pedicure Njivice, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Krsevan, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sv. Jakova. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Lucy, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Trinity - Baska, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Holy Virgin Mary, and finally do a tasting at Kuca Vina Ivan Katunar.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Krk Island day trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Rab Island to Krk Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Krk Island

Historic Sites · Wineries · Spas

Side Trip

2
nights
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.
On the 16th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aquarium Pula, admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi, delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, then step into the grandiose world of Kastel, and finally stop by Stella Beer 2 Go.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pula trip planning website.

You can drive from Krk Island to Pula in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Krk Island in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Pula. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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.