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 2nd (Sat), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, then pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Break Time. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Marjan Park, take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Split is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Split. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Split, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress, and then see the sky in a new way at Fort Napoljun - Napolean. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci and then do a tasting at Tomic Winery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Childrens 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: make a trip to Korcula Old City, steep yourself in history at Kula Morska Vrata, head outdoors with Badija, and take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic collection Barilo.

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Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time 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: get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, wander the streets of Old Town, and take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In January, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · 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 the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, take a stroll through Lower Town, and make a trip to Tkalciceva.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zagreb trip planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in January: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 5°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to 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. On the 17th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get outside with Croyak Adventure, then stroll through 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 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rab Island.

Things to do in Mali Losinj

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

2
nights
Rab Island

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get outside with Otok Rab, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Mary The Great (Sveta Marija Velika), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Hungry Fish. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Rab Concentration Camp, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crkva Sv.Petra, then stroll through Rab-Maman trail, and finally contemplate the long history of Zidine Fortress.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rab Island online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mali Losinj to Rab Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Fish Pedicure Njivice, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Krsevan, then get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sv. Jakova. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Lucy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Trinity - Baska, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Holy Virgin Mary, and finally do a tasting at Kuca Vina Ivan Katunar.

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Ride a ferry from Rab Island to Krk Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. January in Krk Island sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Pula.

Things to do in Krk Island

Historic Sites · Spas · Wineries

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Aquarium Pula, admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi, then explore the ancient world of Pula Arena, then step into the grandiose world of Kastel, and finally look for gifts at Stella Beer 2 Go.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pula journey planner.

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 slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Pula. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Croatia travel guide

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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.