29 days in Croatia Itinerary

29 days in Croatia Itinerary

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29 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Karlovac
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rijeka
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Pula
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Novigrad
— 1 night
shuttle:  30​min
7
Porec
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  5​h
8
Zadar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Split
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Bol, Brac Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Makarska
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
14
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

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Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 8th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then hunt for treasures at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, and finally savor the flavors at Dolac Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Recreational Sports Center Jarun and then view the masterpieces at Image of War - Photography Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in Zagreb hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Karlovac.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

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Karlovac

Karlovac
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Dubovac Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Karlovac route builder .

Getting from Zagreb to Karlovac by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Karlovac can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Karlovac

Historic Sites

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.
On the 10th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

1
night
Rijeka

Rijeka
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rijeka travel route planner .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rijeka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will leave for Pula on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Rijeka

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium Pula, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, step into the grandiose world of Kastel, then see the interesting displays at Museo Historico y Naval de Istra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, and finally make a trip to Pula's Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): explore the world behind art at MEMO Museum Pula, examine the collection at Museum Olei Histriae, then stroll through Fazana Beach, and finally stroll through National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pula trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Rijeka to Pula takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Rijeka in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Pula. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Novigrad.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Fazana Beach, National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni)
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

1
night
Novigrad

Novigrad ©
Novigrad is a village and municipality in Croatia in the Zadar County. Aquapark Istralandia has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stop by Gallery Togy, then learn about winemaking at Kozlovic Winery, and then make a splash at Aquapark Istralandia.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Novigrad route builder site .

You can drive from Pula to Novigrad in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a shuttle to Porec.

Things to do in Novigrad

Theme Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Kozlovic Winery, Gallery Togy
Highlights from your plan
Aquapark Istralandia ©
Aquapark Istralandia
Kozlovic Winery ©
Kozlovic Winery
Gallery Togy ©
Gallery Togy

1
night
Porec

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.
You've now added Aquapark Aquacolors Porec to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Round Tower, admire the striking features of Decumanus Street, and then make a splash at Aquapark Aquacolors Porec. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Porec trip itinerary planner .

Porec is very close to Novigrad. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Porec

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rovinj
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia

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nights
Zadar

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 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, then examine the collection at Archaeological Museum Zadar, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ancient Glass, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Illusions. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then examine the collection at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art, and then don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zadar day trip website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porec to Zadar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. June in Zadar sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Museums Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

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Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Shop till you drop at Riva Harbor and Filigran Split. Let the collections at Galerija Mestrovic and Jaman Art capture your imagination. When in Split, make a side trip to see Historic City of Trogir in Trogir, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Split route site .

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Split. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Historic City of Trogir
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn). Get a sense of the local culture at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip and Parish church complex. Visiting Sumartin Beach and Murvica Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Bol with an excursion to Lovrecina Bay in Postira--about 42 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora and see the interesting displays at Museum uja.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bol day trip planning app .

Drive from Split to Bol in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Lovrecina Bay, The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, Parish church complex, Murvica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay

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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.
Bring the kids along to Dubovica and Sveta Nedilja. Spanjola and Franciscan Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach, make a trip to Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn), take a stroll through Milna, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bol to Hvar takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Makarska.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Milna ©
Milna

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nights
Makarska

Makarska ©
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. On the 29th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), see the interesting displays at Shells Museum Malakoloski Muzej, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tucepi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sveti Marko, enjoy the sand and surf at Brela Beach, and then kick back and relax at Punta Rata Beach.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Makarska travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hvar to Makarska takes 2.5 hours. In June in Makarska, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Makarska

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tucepi Beach, Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), Punta Rata Beach
Highlights from your plan
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) ©
Fortress Starigrad (Fortica)

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Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kula Svih Svetih, examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, then view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Korcula Town day trip planning website .

Drive from Makarska to Korcula Town in 3.5 hours. June in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Korcula Old City
Highlights from your plan
Bags by Kristina ©
Bags by Kristina
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
House of Marco Polo ©
House of Marco Polo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, get engrossed in the history at Franciscan Monastery, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, then shop like a local with Art by Stjepko, and finally steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls. Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip maker .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
The Franciscan Church and Monastery ©

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