23 days in Croatia Itinerary

23 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tucson
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Pula
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Split
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Skradin
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
8
Zagreb
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  18 h 15 min
End: Tucson

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), look for gifts at Dolija 08, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, get your game on at Alpha Strike Laser Tag, then experience rural life at Cadenela Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and finally see the interesting displays at Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, stroll around Valerijin park, then browse the fresh offerings at OPG Vosten, and finally do a tasting at Vina Radovan.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pula trip planner.

Tucson, USA to Pula is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tucson to Pula is 8 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tucson in May, with highs in Pula at 70°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Vodnjan, Vina Radovan, OPG Vosten
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil ©
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Cadenela Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil ©
Cadenela Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get engrossed in the history at Maritime Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation, and stop by Old Town.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dubrovnik trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Pula to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Pula in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Kayaking & Canoeing
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Change things up with a short trip to Ethno Museum Barilo in Blato (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, and stop by Boya Crayons Shop.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. In May in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Ethno Museum Barilo
Highlights from your plan
Revelin Tower ©
Revelin Tower
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Korcula Town Museum ©
Korcula Town Museum

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, do a tasting at Tomic Winery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mekicevica Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hvar online route planner.

You can drive from Korcula Town to Hvar in 5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hvar are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Change things up with a short trip to Church Of St. Roch in Kastel Novi (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Old Split, appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo di Diocleziano, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Split visit planning site.

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Split are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Skradin.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
Skradin

Skradin ©
Skradin is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia, with a population about 3,986 . Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for gifts at Morlacch and then explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

Discover how to plan a Skradin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Split to Skradin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Skradin

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Krka National Park
Highlights from your plan
Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Batinovac Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along The Lower Lakes, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, then explore the activities along Malo Lake, then explore the activities along Lake Vir, and finally explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip website.

Traveling by car from Skradin to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

4
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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb tour planner.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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