24 days in Croatia Itinerary

24 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Split
— 7 nights
Drive
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Zadar
— 5 nights
Bus
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zagreb
— 5 nights
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Dubrovnik

— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. John's Fortress. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dubrovnik City Walls and Fort Bokar. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dominican Monastery, delve into the distant past at Minceta Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Little Church of St. Nicholas (Crkva sv. Nikole), and steep yourself in history at Synagogue.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Dubrovnik is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Dubrovnik is 6 hours. Traveling from Montreal in September, Dubrovnik is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Museums

Split

— 7 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Starigrad Fortress and Omis and Cetina River. Popular historic sites such as Diocletian's Palace and Old Split are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Trogir (Palace Cipiko & Historic City of Trogir), Omis (Origin Croatian Cosmetics, Fortress Mirabella (Peovica), &more) and Primosten (Our Lady Of Loretto Statue & Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten). There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, and take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Split road trip planning app.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Split in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Split can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Zadar

— 5 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Popular historic sites such as The Church of the Holy Cross and Church Sv. Duh are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Narodni trg u Zadru and The Forum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zadar: Sibenik (Aquarium Terrarium Sibenik, The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, &more), Fortica Castle (in Novigrad) and Vecka Kula (in Starigrad-Paklenica). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Bell Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Chrysogonus Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Anselm, and contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zadar route planner.

You can drive from Split to Zadar in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zadar, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 3 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Veliki Slap and Konjicki Klub Rakovica. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, explore the activities along Lake Milino, and explore the striking landscape at Supljara cave.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Zagreb

— 5 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Popular historic sites such as Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) and Upper Town (Gornji Grad) are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Staro selo museum and King Tomislav Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Samobor Castle (in Samobor) and Dvor Veliki Tabor (in Desinic). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, and make a trip to Tunel Gric.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb attractions app.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Zagreb are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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.