30 days in Croatia & Istanbul Itinerary

30 days in Croatia & Istanbul Itinerary

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30 days in Croatia & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  5 h
3
Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Ferry:  6 h 45 min
4
Mali Losinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Mljet Island, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

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: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Zagreb travel route planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Melbourne to Zagreb, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zagreb, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Room Escape Games
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park's surroundings by going to Nehaj Castle (in Senj) and Rastoke (in Slunj). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, make a trip to Baraceve Spilje, take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, and explore the activities along The Lower Lakes.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary site .

Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Mali Losinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Rastoke, Nehaj Castle
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

3
nights
Bol, Croatia

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bol: Supetar (Supetar cemetery & Supetar Bay), Mirje (in Postira) and Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, steep yourself in history at Dolina Blaca, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn).

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bol trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bol in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Bol are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mali Losinj.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Supetar, Mirje, Murvica Beach, Sumartin Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Supetar cemetery ©
Supetar cemetery

2
nights
Mali Losinj, Croatia

Mali Losinj ©
Mali Lošinj is a town and municipality in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, on the island of Lošinj, in western Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, explore the world behind art at Muzej Apoksiomena, and then cool off at Aquapark Cikat. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Providenca Tematski Vidikovac and then walk around Cikat Forest Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mali Losinj trip site .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Bol to Mali Losinj in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Split.

Things to do in Mali Losinj

Theme Parks Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Aquapark Cikat ©
Aquapark Cikat
Muzej Apoksiomena ©
Muzej Apoksiomena
Providenca Tematski Vidikovac ©
Providenca Tematski Vidikovac

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Gaspina mlinica, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano. On your second day here, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then walk around Marjan Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Split tour itinerary maker .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Mali Losinj to Split in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May in Split, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Gaspina mlinica, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

3
nights
Hvar, Croatia

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.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, nature, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanjola, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, and admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci

3
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Korcula Town: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic) and Proizd Island (in Vela Luka). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kocje, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, and don't miss a visit to Velika Knezeva Kula.

Before you visit Korcula Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 5 hours. May in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mljet Island.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Proizd Island, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island

2
nights
Mljet Island, Croatia

Mljet Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Odysseus Cave and then step off the mainland to explore Mljet National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): kick back and relax at Sutmiholjska Beach and then make a trip to Blato Village.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mljet Island trip planner .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Mljet Island in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mljet Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mljet National Park ©
Mljet National Park
Blato Village ©
Blato Village

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, adventure, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, and admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online travel route planner .

Drive from Mljet Island to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. May in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul vacation planning site .

Fly from Dubrovnik to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dubrovnik to Istanbul. In June, daytime highs in Istanbul are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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