24 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

24 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

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Fly to Zagreb, Bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 7 nights
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Varazdin
— 3 nights
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Zagreb
— 11 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bear Sanctuary and Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla. Let the collections at Nehaj Castle and Stari Toc Selce capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plitvice Lakes National Park: Velebit Association Kuterevo (in Kuterevo), Lukovo Beach (in Senj) and Sokolac Castle (in Brinje). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, admire the sheer force of Great Cascades, contemplate the waterfront views at Ciginovac Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park online trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Varazdin.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

3
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Varazdin

Get a sense of the local culture at Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) and Galerija Josip Generalic. You'll explore and learn at Old Town and Muzej Grada Koprivnice. Explore Varazdin's surroundings by going to Djurdjevacki pijesci (in Durdevac), Zgrada Doma sindikata - Trgovacki Casino (in Cakovec) and Vinska kuca Hazic (in Sveti Martin na Muri).

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Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Varazdin by car takes about 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Varazdin

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Old Town ©
Must see
Old Town
4.6
Muzej Grada Koprivnice ©
Specialty Museum
Muzej Grada Koprivnice
4.7

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nights
Zagreb

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get some cultural insight at Atelier Mestrovic and Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. Do your shopping at Image of War - War Photography Museum and bon ton store & gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Dvor Veliki Tabor (in Desinic), Staro selo museum (in Kumrovec) and Krapina Neanderthal Museum (in Krapina). Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Risnjak National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Arts and Crafts, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb tour planner.

Drive from Varazdin to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Staro selo museum ©
Must see
Staro selo museum
4.5
Krapina Neanderthal Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Krapina Neanderthal Museum
4.6