24 days in Croatia, Mostar & Frankfurt Itinerary

24 days in Croatia, Mostar & Frankfurt Itinerary

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24 days in Croatia, Mostar & Frankfurt Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  26​h
1
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Makarska, Croatia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Zadar, Croatia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Kajtaz House and then don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, then learn about all things military at Bosnaseum, then take in the awesome beauty at Apparition Hill, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kravica.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mostar route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Mostar is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Mostar is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Mostar, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mostar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kravica, Apparition Hill
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Apparition Hill ©
Apparition Hill
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque
Kajtaz House ©
Kajtaz House

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Sunj Beach has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Sveti Jakov Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Lovrijenac and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lapad.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik road trip website .

Traveling by car from Mostar to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mostar in June: highs in Dubrovnik hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Makarska.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Sunj Beach
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Sunj Beach ©
Sunj Beach
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lapad ©
Lapad

3
nights
Makarska, Croatia

Makarska ©
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Punta Rata Beach and Slatina Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sumartin Beach and Tucepi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Makarska side-trips: Drasnice (in Drasnice) and Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) (in Omis). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Biokovo, enjoy the sand and surf at Plisivac Beach, get engrossed in the history at Muzej Riba i Rakova, and enjoy some diversion at Robin Hood Archery.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Makarska online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Makarska in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Makarska, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Makarska

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tucepi, Sumartin Beach, Drasnice, Punta Rata Beach, Plisivac Beach
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Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Biokovo ©
Biokovo

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get outdoors at Marjan Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, do a tasting at Putalj Winery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, and explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Split trip maker website .

Getting from Makarska to Split by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In June, daily temperatures in Split can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Aquarium Split, Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, Church Of St. Roch, Archbishop's Palace
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Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery
Riva Harbor ©
Riva Harbor

3
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Get in touch with nature at Cigrada Beach and Simuni Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Podvrske Beach and Bosana Beach Pag. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Michael's Fortress (in Sibenik) and Jadro Beach (in Vir). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Zadar Land City Gates, pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, and see the interesting displays at Solana Nin Salt Museum.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Zadar trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Split to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zadar when traveling from Split in June, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Murter, Nin, St. Michael's Fortress, Bosana Beach Pag, Jadro Beach
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Simuni Beach ©
Simuni Beach
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke, take in the dramatic scenery at Labudovacki slap, and then explore the activities along The Lower Lakes.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip builder website .

You can take a bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Popular historic sites such as St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) and Mirogoj Cemetery are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, don't miss a visit to Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), stop by Koza, and take a stroll through Lower Town.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip itinerary builder tool .

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Zagreb sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lower Town
Lower Town
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) ©
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata)

3
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Altstadt (Old Town) and St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fulda Cathedral and Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus). Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Neroberg (in Wiesbaden), Schwetzingen Schloss (in Schwetzingen) and Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke) (in Heidelberg). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mainz Cathedral (Dom) and admire the local landmark of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip builder .

You can fly from Zagreb to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Fulda, Mainz, Neroberg, Schwetzingen Schloss
Highlights from your plan
Schwetzingen Schloss ©
Schwetzingen Schloss
Fulda Cathedral ©
Fulda Cathedral
St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) ©

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