27 days in Croatia Itinerary

27 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Zagreb
— 2 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
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Motovun
— 1 night
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Porec
— 1 night
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Rovinj
— 1 night
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Pula
— 1 night
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Labin
— 1 night
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Opatija
— 2 nights
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Crikvenica
— 1 night
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Zadar
— 1 night
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Krka National Park
— 1 night
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Split
— 1 night
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Hvar
— 3 nights
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Korcula Town
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik
— 4 nights

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Zagreb

Zagreb ©

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 1st (Fri), wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marija Bistrica Church, and then see the interesting displays at Krapina Neanderthal Museum. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Jarun Lake, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Medvednica.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb day trip planning site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Zagreb is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Zagreb sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Zagreb 80's Museum
4.6
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Spa
Spas
4.8

1
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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 3rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, and then Head underground at Barac Caves.

Find out how to plan Plitvice Lakes National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Motovun.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks
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Cave
Barac Caves
3.9
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Waterfall
Pevalekovi Slapovi
5.0

1
night
Motovun

Motovun ©
Motovun is a village in central Istria, Croatia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): do a tasting at Arman Marijan Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Motovun online road trip planner.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Motovun in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porec.

Things to do in Motovun

Wineries

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Winery / Vineyard
Arman Marijan Winery
4.7
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Winery / Vineyard
Rossi Winery
4.9

1
night
Porec

With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Grad Porec and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Porec trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Motovun to Porec takes an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for Rovinj.

Things to do in Porec

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.4
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Historic Walking Area
Eufrazijeva Street
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Muzej Lapidarium
4.8

1
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Rovinj

Rovinj ©

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): kick back and relax at Mulini Beach and then make a trip to Main Street.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovinj holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Porec to Rovinj takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pula.

Things to do in Rovinj

Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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Beach
Mulini Beach
4.1
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Historic Walking Area
Main Street
4.6
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Specialty Museum
Grubic - Olive Mill & Evoo
4.8

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Food & Wine station Trapan and then see the interesting displays at Museum Olei Histriae.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pula driving holiday planner.

Drive from Rovinj to Pula in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Pula, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Labin.

Things to do in Pula

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Winery / Vineyard
Food & Wine station Trapan
4.6
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Specialty Museum
Museum Olei Histriae
4.6

1
night
Labin

Labin ©
Labin is a town in Istria, Croatia, with a town population of 6,893 and 11,642 in the greater municipality .HistoryLabin developed from the site of the Roman settlement of Albona. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Blessed Virgin Mary's Birth and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plomin Luka.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Labin day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Pula to Labin takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Labin can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Opatija.

Things to do in Labin

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Opatija

Opatija ©
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare and then wander the streets of Volosko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Ethnographic Museum, don't miss a visit to Maiden With The Seagull, get engrossed in the history at Croatian Museum of Tourism, then walk around The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Jacob, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Sv. Jakova.

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Getting from Labin to Opatija by car takes about an hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Labin in May since evenings lows in Opatija dip to 17°C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Crikvenica.

Things to do in Opatija

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

1
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Crikvenica

Crikvenica ©
Crikvenica is the largest settlement on the coast of the Vinodol coastal area, Croatia, and developed on the site of Roman era settlement and military base called Ad Turres. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Frankopanski kaštel and then contemplate the long history of Kvadrac.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Crikvenica online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Opatija to Crikvenica takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Crikvenica are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Crikvenica

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Elias - St Elias Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zadar itinerary website.

Getting from Crikvenica to Zadar by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Crikvenica in May since evenings lows in Zadar dip to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Krka National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
5.0
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Cave
Modric Cave
4.8

1
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Krka National Park

Krka National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Krka National Park holiday planning site.

Getting from Zadar to Krka National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Split.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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National Park
Krka National Park
4.0
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Religious Site
Krka Monastery
4.2

1
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Split

Split ©

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 14th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and then kick back and relax at Bacvice Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Split road trip planning tool.

Drive from Krka National Park to Split in 1.5 hours. In May in Split, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Beaches · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Art Museum
Galerija Mestrovic
4.7
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History Museum
Etnografski muzej Split
4.3

3
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Hvar

Hvar ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Spanjola and Stari Grad Museum. Popular historic sites such as Church of St John and Benedictine Monastery are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Roch, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of St Peter and the Dominican Monastery, get outside with Glavica Hill, and do a tasting at Tomic Winery.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hvar journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In May in Hvar, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Religious Site
St. Stephen's Cathedral
3.6
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Lookout
Spanjola
4.5
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Architectural Building
Franciscan Monastery
4.3

3
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Korcula Town

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Get in touch with nature at Freestyle and Kocje. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Mark's Cathedral and Kula Svih Svetih. Venture out of the city with trips to Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato), Vino Spaleta (in Kuna Peljeska) and Villa Korta Katarina & Winery, Relais & Chateaux Member (in Orebic). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina, do a tasting at Lovric Winery, and make a trip to Atelier Abel.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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Outdoor Activity
Freestyle
5.0
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Winery / Vineyard
Lovric Winery
4.9

4
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Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik ©

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 Lokrum Island and Sveti Jakov Beach will get you outdoors. Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and Love Stories Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Ronald Brown Pathway (in Cavtat) and Pasjaca Beach (in Popovici). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, admire the striking features of Prijeko street, take a stroll through Old Town, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Must see
Old Town
4.7

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