30 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

30 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

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30 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + bus:  32​h
1
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ogulin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Varazdin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Zagreb
— 13 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Auckland

6
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Venture out of the city with trips to Slunj (Aktivni Odmor & Rastoke). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at The Upper Lakes, admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap, and take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park online trip planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and shuttle. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Ogulin.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Slunj
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Rastoke ©
Rastoke

4
nights
Ogulin

Ogulin ©
Ogulin is a town in north-western Croatia, in Karlovac County. Change things up with these side-trips from Ogulin: Opg Novkovic (in Slunj), Karlovac (The Museum of Army Collections from the Croatian Homeland War, Foginovo bathing area, & more) and Mrežnica (in Duga Resa). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Ivanina Kuca Bajke, step into the grandiose world of Dvorac Bosilje/ Stari grad Bosiljevo, take in the awesome beauty at Klek Mountain, and don't miss a visit to Dulin Ponor.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ogulin vacation planner .

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ogulin in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Varazdin.

Things to do in Ogulin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Karlovac, Mrežnica, Opg Novkovic, Dvorac Bosilje/ Stari grad Bosiljevo
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Mrežnica ©
Mrežnica
Dulin Ponor ©
Dulin Ponor
Klek Mountain ©
Klek Mountain

4
nights
Varazdin

Varazdin ©
Varaždīn is a city in Northern Croatia, 81km north of Zagreb. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varazdin: Vinska kuca Hazic (in Sveti Martin na Muri), Galerija Josip Generalic (in Hlebine) and Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) (in Trakoscan). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Old Castle (Stari Grad), get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall Varazdin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ursuline Church of the Birth of Christ, and contemplate the long history of Zgrada Doma sindikata - Trgovacki Casino.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Varazdin holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Ogulin to Varazdin takes 2 hours. Traveling from Ogulin in September, Varazdin is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Varazdin

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Koprivnica-Krizevci County, Cakovec, Vinska kuca Hazic, Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Most Holy Trinity Church
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Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Old Castle (Stari Grad) ©
Old Castle (Stari Grad)
Vinska kuca Hazic ©
Vinska kuca Hazic

13
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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, and don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Zagreb using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Varazdin to Zagreb takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Zagreb are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Walking tours
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)