27 days in Croatia Itinerary

27 days in Croatia Itinerary

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27 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+3
Fly + foot + shuttle + bus:  8​h 30​min
1
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Split
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bol, Brac Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Pula
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Plitvice Lakes National Park due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

4
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Sokolarski Raptor Centre (in Sibenik) and Zadar (Zadar Land City Gates & Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Zadar, Church Of St. Roch, Sokolarski Raptor Centre
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
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.
Hvar is known for nightlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, stroll through Sveta Nedilja, and step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hvar trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
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.
When in Bol, make a side trip to see Sumartin Beach in Sumartin, approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), get outside with Zoo Station Bol, make a trip to Stone, and take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bol road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Bol takes 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Blato). There's much more to do: make a trip to Korcula Old City, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Kocje, and steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Korcula Town trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Bol to Korcula Town takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Island, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Freestyle ©
Freestyle

4
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip builder app .

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3 hours. In October in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Pula.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Pula side-trips: Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun (in Motovun), Aura Distillery (in Buzet) and Kamenjak National Park (in Premantura). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, tour the pleasant surroundings at Debeljak Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plovanije Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pula route maker website .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Pula by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Pula, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Premantura, Aura Distillery, Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni)
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, and examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zagreb travel planner .

You can drive from Pula to Zagreb in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Pula in October, plan for little chillier nights in Zagreb, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

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