30 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

30 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

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30 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Varazdin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Kumrovec
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Ogulin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
Zagreb
— 9 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
End: Exeter

5
nights
Varazdin

Varazdin ©
Varaždīn is a city in Northern Croatia, 81km north of Zagreb. Explore hidden gems such as Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) and Old Castle (Stari Grad). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varazdin: Pavlinski samostan (in Lepoglava), Galerija Josip Generalic (in Hlebine) and Muzej Grada Koprivnice (in Koprivnica). The adventure continues: make a trip to Main Square, learn about winemaking at Vinska kuca Hazic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church & Monastery of St John the Baptist, and pause for some photo ops at Grgur Ninski Statue.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Varazdin trip itinerary builder website .

Exeter, UK to Varazdin is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Exeter to Varazdin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kumrovec.

Things to do in Varazdin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Koprivnica-Krizevci County, Cakovec, Pavlinski samostan, Vinska kuca Hazic, Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
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Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Old Castle (Stari Grad) ©
Old Castle (Stari Grad)
Muzej Grada Koprivnice ©
Muzej Grada Koprivnice

4
nights
Kumrovec

Kumrovec ©
Kumrovec is a village in the northern part Croatia, part of Krapina-Zagorje County. Discover out-of-the-way places like Staro selo museum and Antun Augustincic Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kumrovec: Bregana (Nature Park Zumberak & Bio Park Divlje Vode) and Roses Designer Outlet (in Sveti Kriz Zacretje). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Dvor Veliki Tabor.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kumrovec road trip tool .

You can drive from Varazdin to Kumrovec in 2 hours. In June in Kumrovec, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), you're off toOgulin.

Things to do in Kumrovec

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bregana, Roses Designer Outlet, Antun Augustincic Gallery, Dvor Veliki Tabor
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Bio Park Divlje Vode ©
Bio Park Divlje Vode
Staro selo museum ©
Staro selo museum
Dvor Veliki Tabor ©
Dvor Veliki Tabor

5
nights
Ogulin

Ogulin ©
Ogulin is a town in north-western Croatia, in Karlovac County. Explore hidden gems such as Sabljaci Lake and Ivanina Kuca Bajke. Explore Ogulin's surroundings by going to Karlovac (Dubovac Castle, The Museum of Army Collections from the Croatian Homeland War, & more), The Castle of Ozalj (in Ozalj) and Opg Novkovic (in Slunj). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Klek Mountain, don't miss a visit to Dulin Ponor, explore the historical opulence of Dvorac Bosilje/ Stari grad Bosiljevo, and steep yourself in history at The Frankopan Castle.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ogulin trip planning website .

Getting from Kumrovec to Ogulin by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Kumrovec in June, Ogulin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Ogulin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Karlovac, The Castle of Ozalj, Dvorac Bosilje/ Stari grad Bosiljevo, Mrežnica, Opg Novkovic
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Sabljaci Lake ©
Sabljaci Lake
Klek Mountain ©
Klek Mountain
Dulin Ponor ©
Dulin Ponor

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sastavci and Gradinsko Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plitvice Lakes National Park: Slunj (Stari grad Slunj, Aktivni Odmor, & more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Mali Buk, contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, make a trip to Baraceve Spilje, and look for all kinds of wild species at Konjicki Klub Rakovica.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park travel site .

You can drive from Ogulin to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Slunj
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Sastavci ©
Sastavci
Mali Buk ©
Mali Buk
Gradinsko Lake ©
Gradinsko Lake

9
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb and Spas. Go for a jaunt from Zagreb to Krapina to see Krapina Neanderthal Museum about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, have some family-friendly fun at Karting Arena Zagreb, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Arts and Crafts.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Zagreb sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Krapina Neanderthal Museum
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Medvednica ©
Medvednica
Spas