25 days in Croatia Itinerary

25 days in Croatia Itinerary

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25 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Pula
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Zadar
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
8
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
9
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi, then explore the gorgeous colors at Tito's Park, then kick back and relax at Kap Kamenjak, and finally look for gifts at Dolija 08.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pula trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Pula is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. In August, Pula is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Pula

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kap Kamenjak
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kap Kamenjak ©
Kap Kamenjak
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

4
nights
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Sveti Jakov Beach and Srebreno Beach. Dubrovnik City Walls and Cavtat Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and learn about all things military at Museum of Croatian War of Independence.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Pula to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Pula in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Cavtat Cemetery, Srebreno Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Old Town ©
Old Town
Srebreno Beach ©
Srebreno Beach

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zitna Beach, then stroll through Pupnatska Luca Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kula Svih Svetih. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vela Przina Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Lovric Winery.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town travel planner .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. August in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Zitna Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Lovric Winery ©
Lovric Winery

3
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dubovica Beach and Speed Boats Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Spanjola and Franciscan Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hvar trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 5 hours. August in Hvar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Omis and Cetina River and Swim with Dolphins. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Brela Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Punta Rata Beach (in Brela) and Origin Croatian Cosmetics (in Omis). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, stroll around Marjan Park, examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split, and explore the world behind art at Jaman Art.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Split road trip tool .

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Split are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Omis, Brela, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Swim with Dolphins
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Bol, Brac Island

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lovrecina Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, then kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and then kick back and relax at Sumartin Beach.

Make your Bol itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Split to Bol in 2 hours. September in Bol sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Murvica Beach, Sumartin Beach, Lovrecina Bay
Highlights from your plan
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

2
nights
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the views from Stone Bridge and the Old Gate, stroll through Jadro Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour, then make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), and then see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zadar online route planner .

Getting from Bol to Zadar by combination of ferry and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Bol in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Zadar, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Jadro Beach, Stone Bridge and the Old Gate
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours
Archaeological Museum Zadar ©
Archaeological Museum Zadar

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.
On the 11th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke, take in the dramatic scenery at Ciganovac Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Batinovac Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
Highlights from your plan
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
Rastoke ©
Rastoke
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lower Town and St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka). Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Croatian Museum of Naive Art. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and appreciate the history behind Plaque of Nikola Tesla.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb vacation site .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lower Town
Lower Town
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Croatian Museum of Naive Art ©
Croatian Museum of Naive Art

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