30 days in Croatia Itinerary

30 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia trip planner

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Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Split
— 4 nights
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Zadar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
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Pula
— 3 nights
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Rijeka
— 3 nights
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Zagreb
— 6 nights
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Dubrovnik

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cavtat Cemetery and Food Tours. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the interesting displays at Love Stories Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary site.

Mumbai, India to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Dubrovnik is minus 4.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 72°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hvar, Hvar Island

— 3 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at The Harbour of Hvar and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, kick back and relax at Mlini Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Tvrdalj Castle.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hvar sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Galerija Mestrovic. Venture out of the city with trips to Supetar Bay (in Supetar), Omis (Omis and Cetina River & Omis Cetina Canyon) and Trogir (Trogir Square, The City Hall - Duke's Palace, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), examine the collection at Museum uja, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, and steep yourself in history at Kliška tvrđava.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Split trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In May in Split, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Zadar

— 4 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rak Winery and Paseo Maritimo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zadar: Sibenik (Sokolarski Raptor Centre, Town Hall Sibenik, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, examine the collection at Archaeological Museum Zadar, take in the views from Stone Bridge and the Old Gate, and contemplate the waterfront views at Zrmanja.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zadar trip planner.

Getting from Split to Zadar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 51°F in Zadar. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks · Outdoors · Transportation · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap, then identify plant and animal life at Rastoke, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, and finally explore the activities along The Lower Lakes. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, Head underground at Barac Caves, contemplate the waterfront views at Gradinsko Lake, then explore the activities along The Upper Lakes, and finally admire the sheer force of Mali Buk.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Pula.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Pula

— 3 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia. Venture out of the city with trips to Motovun (Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun & Ancient City Walls), Lavanda Deklevi (in Visnjan) and Pazin Cave (in Pazin). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Benazic Winery, look for gifts at Dolija 08, admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi, and don't miss a visit to Valle dIstria/Bale.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Pula online attractions planner.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Pula in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Pula can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Rijeka

— 3 nights
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aura Distillery and Truffle Hunting. Get out of town with these interesting Rijeka side-trips: The town of Hum (in Hum), Moscenicka Draga (in Opatija) and Food Tours (in Buzet). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina, make a trip to Maiden With The Seagull, appreciate the extensive heritage of Korzo, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Romuald Tempio Votivo Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rijeka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pula to Rijeka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Pula in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rijeka, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Zagreb

— 6 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb and Spas. The adventure continues: get your game on at Karting Arena Zagreb, admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and walk around Medvednica.

Discover how to plan a Zagreb trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Rijeka to Zagreb by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rijeka in May since evenings lows in Zagreb dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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.