30 days in Ukraine, Croatia & Costa Rica Itinerary

30 days in Ukraine, Croatia & Costa Rica Itinerary

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30 days in Ukraine, Croatia & Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
1
Kiev, Ukraine
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + foot + Fly + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
2
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Rovinj, Croatia
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Zadar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Supetar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  20​h 30​min
10
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland

2
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 1st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church, then get a new perspective on nature at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery.

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Amsterdam, Holland to Kiev is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Broken Relationships and Zagreb 80's Museum. Get some historical perspective at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) and Mirogoj Cemetery. Spend the 6th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, and explore the ancient world of Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zagreb visit planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Kiev to Zagreb in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kiev to Zagreb, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Zagreb are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

3
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Amphitheatre de Pula and STARI GRAD will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Porec Old Town and National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovinj: Temple Of Augustus (in Pula), Dvigrad (in Kanfanar) and Porec (Round Tower, Decumanus Street, & more). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj, explore and take pictures at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, examine the collection at Traktor Story, and don't miss a visit to Main Street.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovinj online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Rovinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Rovinj. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Porec, Pula, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), Dvigrad
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

3
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of St. Donat and Museum of Ancient Glass. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Church of the Holy Cross and Zadar Cathedral. Step out of Zadar with an excursion to Jadro Beach in Vir--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Knezeva Palaca Zadar / Rector"s Palace Zadar, examine the collection at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art, and get to know the fascinating history of Narodni trg u Zadru.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zadar trip app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Rovinj to Zadar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Nin, Jadro Beach
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius. Do some cultural sightseeing at Trogir Historic Site and Kliška tvrđava. Step out of Split to go to Trogir and see The St. Lawrence Cathedral, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, contemplate the long history of Old Split, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Split journey builder app .

You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Split, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Supetar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Trogir, Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre, Church Of St. Roch
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

2
nights
Supetar, Croatia

Supetar ©
Supetar is a town and a city on the northern side of the Dalmatian island of Brač, in the Split-Dalmatia County, in Croatia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Supetar cemetery, then see the interesting displays at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take an in-depth tour of Dominican Monastery. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum uja, see the interesting displays at Museum of Oil, contemplate the long history of Dolina Blaca, then pause for some serene contemplation at Crkva Sveti Rok, Sutivan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and finally steep yourself in history at Summer House Of Jerolim Kavanjin.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Supetar trip planner.

Getting from Split to Supetar by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Supetar

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sutivan, Bol, Skrip
Highlights from your plan
Supetar cemetery ©
Supetar cemetery
Museum uja ©
Museum uja
The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip ©
The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip

3
nights
Hvar, Croatia

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Spanjola and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn) and Malo Grablje. On the 20th (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit, and wander the streets of Milna.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hvar visit app .

Traveling by car from Supetar to Hvar takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Jelsa, Malo Grablje
Highlights from your plan
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn) ©
Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn)

3
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Do some cultural sightseeing at House of Marco Polo and Bags by Kristina. Appreciate the collections at Korcula Town Museum and Ethno Museum Barilo. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls, view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, and make a trip to Korcula Old City.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Korcula Town day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Ethno Museum Barilo
Highlights from your plan
House of Marco Polo ©
House of Marco Polo
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Sveti Mihovil ©
Sveti Mihovil

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rector's Palace and Franciscan Monastery. You'll explore and learn at War Photo Limited and Vlaho Bukovac House. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Walls of Dubrovnik, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Croatian War of Independence, wander the streets of Old Town, and take a memorable tour with Dubrovnik Boat Rentals.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik online travel route builder .

Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

2
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, parks, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Proyecto Asis, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Before you visit La Fortuna de San Carlos, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Dubrovnik to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Dubrovnik to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
Highlights from your plan
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
Proyecto Asis ©
Proyecto Asis
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs

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