25 days in Croatia Itinerary

25 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia route planner

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Fly
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Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Ferry
4
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Split
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Novigrad
— 1 night
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Stinica, Ferry to Misnjak Rab, Drive to Rab Island
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Rab Island
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Krk Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zagreb
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik

— 2 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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Dedicate the 31st (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, and don't miss a visit to Stradun.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Dubrovnik is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Dubrovnik. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in May since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Museums

Korcula Town, Korcula Island

— 2 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 2nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach, gear up at Freestyle, and then take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, and then stroll through Pupnatska Luka Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Transportation

Side Trips

Hvar, Hvar Island

— 3 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Dubovica Beach and Sveta Nedilja. Explore hidden gems such as Church of St John and Tomic Winery. There's more to do: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci and get active on the water at Ilirio's Hvar Tours.

For photos and other tourist information, read Hvar trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Bol, Brac Island

— 2 nights
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 (Thu): stroll through Sumartin Beach and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paklina Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bol trip itinerary site.

Ride a ferry from Hvar to Bol in an hour. June in Bol sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Split

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get outdoors at Brela Beach and Marjan Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Punta Rata Beach (in Brela) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Omiš). There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Split trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Bol to Split in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Novigrad.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Novigrad

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Fortica Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Novigrad road trip planner.

Getting from Split to Novigrad by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Novigrad when traveling from Split in June, with lows around 17°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Novigrad

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Milino, take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Prstavac, then admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap, and finally stroll through Rastoke.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park tour planner.

Drive from Novigrad to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. You'll set off for Rab Island on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rab Island

— 4 nights
We've included these beaches for you: Suha Punta Beach and Ciganka Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kandarola Nude Beach and Pudarica Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rab Island trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rab Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Krk Island.

Things to do in Rab Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Krk Island

— 2 nights

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Vrbnik and then get active on the water at Nas Sailing Center. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Baska, enjoy the sand and surf at Stara Baska (Old Baska), and then contemplate the long history of Košljun.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Krk Island online trip planner.

Getting from Rab Island to Krk Island by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Krk Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Zagreb

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up some local products at Dolac Market, make a trip to Tkalciceva, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally visit Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zagreb tour builder website.

Getting from Krk Island to Zagreb by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Krk Island in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Croatia travel guide

4.4
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.

Brac Island travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Mountains · Nightlife
Often overshadowed by the region's most popular tourist attraction Zlatni Rat, Brac Island offers a window into authentic island life along the Adriatic Sea. The island's historical heritage mixes with its vital folk culture. One of the symbols of the island, the quality white stone from Brac's quarries has been used for building many important edifices since Roman times. Amidst the island's hills you'll discover villages where you can taste sheep's milk and meat products as well as homemade wines. Folk festivals featuring extreme sports competitions, concerts, and nightlife make the island's small harbors especially appealing to younger crowds. The favorable winds of Bol's beach put it on many windsurfing itineraries.