25 days in Croatia Itinerary

25 days in Croatia Itinerary

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25 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Trogir
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Sibenik
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Zadar
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Pula
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
9
Rovinj
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
10
Rijeka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Zagreb
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Cluj-Napoca

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Onophrian Fountain, Stradun, Church of Saint Blaise, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, and get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik route planner .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Dubrovnik is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Dubrovnik is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

1
night
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sveti Mihovil as well as Korcula Town Walls. On the 5th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Korcula Town Walls, make a trip to Korcula Old City, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Revelin Tower, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Korcula Town journey planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Korcula Old City
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Revelin Tower ©
Revelin Tower

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tvrdalj Castle as well as Stari Grad Plain. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Spanjola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, and kick back and relax at Dubovica.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hvar itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stari Grad
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Diocletian's Palace, Galerija Mestrovic, Riva Harbor, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Temple of Jupiter, shop like a local with Riva Harbor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then contemplate the long history of Old Split, and finally stroll around Marjan Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic and then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Split trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Trogir.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Old Split ©
Old Split

1
night
Trogir

Trogir ©
A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trogir Square as well as The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, ponder the world of politics at The City Hall - Duke's Palace, then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir, then steep yourself in history at Fortress Kamerlengo, and finally don't miss a visit to Trogir Square.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Trogir trip maker website .

You can drive from Split to Trogir in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sibenik.

Things to do in Trogir

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Trogir Square ©
Trogir Square

2
nights
Sibenik

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Knin Fortress, Barone Fortress and St. Michael's Fortress. On the 12th (Thu), steep yourself in history at St. Michael's Fortress, then delve into the distant past at Knin Fortress, then contemplate the long history of Barone Fortress, and finally contemplate the long history of The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sibenik trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Trogir to Sibenik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Sibenik

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knin Fortress, Krka National Park
Highlights from your plan
Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
St. Michael's Fortress ©
St. Michael's Fortress

2
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paklenica National Park, St. Mary's Church and Monastery and The Church of the Holy Cross. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church and Monastery, contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, don't miss a visit to The Forum, then explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, and finally don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje). On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Paklenica National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zadar trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Sibenik to Zadar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sibenik in September since evenings lows in Zadar dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paklenica National Park, The Church of the Holy Cross
Highlights from your plan
Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aquarium Pula, Pula Cathedral and Museum Olei Histriae. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kamenjak National Park and then examine the collection at Museum Olei Histriae. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, pause for some serene contemplation at Pula Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium Pula.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pula travel app .

Traveling by flight from Zadar to Pula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Pula are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Rovinj.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamenjak National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

2
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jama - Grotta Baredine, St. Martin Church, Church of St. Benedict, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Dvigrad, don't miss a visit to Port of Rovinj, don't miss a visit to Balbi Arch, steep yourself in history at Monkodonja Hill Fort, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Benedict, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Jama - Grotta Baredine, steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovinj tour itinerary website .

Traveling by bus from Pula to Rovinj takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Rovinj can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Rijeka.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porec, Dvigrad
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica

1
night
Rijeka

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). You've now added Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, then see a show at Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc, and then step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rijeka trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Rovinj to Rijeka by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Rijeka are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Lungo Mare
Highlights from your plan
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc ©

4
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Zagreb Cathedral, Lower Town, Plitvice Lakes National Park, and other attractions. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, hunt for treasures at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, and don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Rijeka to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Rijeka in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zagreb, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Varazdin.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Samobor Castle, Plitvice Lakes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

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