29 days in Croatia Itinerary

29 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
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Hvar, Hvar Island
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Split
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sibenik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zadar
— 1 night
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Rovinj
— 2 nights
Drive
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lokrum Island and Srebreno Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sveti Jakov Beach and Dance Beach. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, go for a stroll along the water at City Harbor, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip app.

Dallas, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dallas in July, with highs in Dubrovnik at 85°F and lows at 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Korcula Town, Korcula Island

— 3 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Treasury Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, then admire the striking features of Church Sveti Petar, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at House of Marco Polo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach, see the interesting displays at Korcula Town Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luka Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Zitna Beach, then head off the coast to Proizd Island, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ethno Museum Barilo.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Korcula Town road trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Hvar, Hvar Island

— 5 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 Mlini Beach and Island Galesnik. Get a sense of the local culture at Spanish Fortress and Fort Napoljun - Napolean. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, and head outdoors with Spiaggia di Zarace.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hvar road trip site.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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 10th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, enjoy the sand and surf at Sumartin Beach, kick back and relax at Murvica Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), then learn about winemaking at Stina, and finally take an in-depth tour of Dominican Monastery. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lovrecina Bay, examine the collection at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, examine the collection at Museum uja, then do a tasting at Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac, then take a leisurely stroll along Supetar Bay, and finally stroll the grounds of Supetar cemetery.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bol trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Bol takes an hour. In August in Bol, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Split

— 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get some historical perspective at Diocletian's Palace and Old Split. Relax by the water at Punta Rata Beach and Tucepi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Muzej Sinjske alke (in Sinj), Kastel Luksic (Castle Vitturi & Museum of the Town of Kastela) and Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, enjoy the sand and surf at Brela Beach, explore the stunning scenery at Omiš Cetina Canyon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Slatina Beach.

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Ride a ferry from Bol to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. In August in Split, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sibenik.

Things to do in Split

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sibenik

— 2 nights
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Archipelago Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, then explore the world behind art at Sibenik City Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dalmatian Ethno Village, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Michael's Fortress. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Skradinski Buk Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Muzej betinske drvene brodogradnje, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Slanica, then kick back and relax at Podvrske Beach, then kick back and relax at Cigrada Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Velika Raduca Beach.

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You can drive from Split to Sibenik in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Sibenik sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Sibenik

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Zadar

— 1 night
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 18th (Wed), examine the collection at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art, see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar, contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, then make a trip to Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole, and finally make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zadar trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Sibenik to Zadar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sibenik in August, Zadar is little chillier at night with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 3 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Get outdoors at Plitvice Lakes National Park and Veliki Prstavac. Venture out of the city with trips to Rastoke (in Slunj), Sokolac Castle (in Brinje) and Velebit Association Kuterevo (in Kuterevo). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes and explore the activities along Milanovac Lake.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rovinj

— 2 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Muzej Lapidarium, examine the collection at Traktor Story, Head underground at Jama - Grotta Baredine, contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Eufrazijeva Street. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Grubic - Olive Mill & Evoo, see the interesting displays at Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, explore the ancient world of Pula Arena, then explore the historical opulence of Kastel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, and finally examine the collection at Museum Olei Histriae.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovinj trip itinerary website.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rovinj can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Krk Island.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Krk Island

— 2 nights

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Stara Baska (Old Baska), enjoy the sand and surf at Baska, then see the interesting displays at Kosljun - Monastery Museum, and finally stroll through Košljun. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Potovosce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Korzo, examine the collection at St. Vitus Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle, then examine the collection at Peek & Poke Computer Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Krk Island day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Krk Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rovinj in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Krk Island, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Krk Island

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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 26th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Mrežnica, stroll through Foginovo beach, explore the activities along Jarun Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb attractions planner.

Drive from Krk Island to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Krk Island in August, expect Zagreb to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 58°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Croatia travel guide

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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.