31 days in Croatia Itinerary

31 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Split
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Bol, Brac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Hvar, Hvar Island
— 4 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pula
— 3 nights
Drive
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Krk Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Zagreb
— 4 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zadar
— 3 nights
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Split

— 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Punta Rata Beach and Omis and Cetina River. When in Split, make a side trip to see Makarska Harbour in Makarska, approximately Makarska away. Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Senses Split, steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split.

To see ratings and tourist information, read Split road trip planning tool.

Durham, USA to Split is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Split is 6 hours. In July, daytime highs in Split are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bol, Brac Island

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), then take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, and then learn about winemaking at Stina.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bol journey builder tool.

Ride a ferry from Split to Bol in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bol are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Hvar, Hvar Island

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Mlini Beach. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Jerolim, contemplate the long history of Spanish Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, and learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bol to Hvar by ferry takes about an hour. July in Hvar sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Korcula Town, Korcula Island

— 4 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Korcula Explorer. Change things up with a short trip to Proizd Island in Vela Luka (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luka Beach, don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, and look for gifts at Coral Shop Irena.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Korcula Town online trip maker.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. July in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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 discover tucked-away gems like Lopud Island and Stonske zidine - Ulaz. Change things up with a short trip to Milos Winery in Ston (about 1h 10 min away). On the 17th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sveti Jakov Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Maiden With The Seagull (in Opatija), Groznjan (Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia & Gallery Togy) and Food Tours (in Buzet). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum Olei Histriae, explore the ancient world of Pula Arena, admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi, and take an in-depth tour of MEMO Museum Pula.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pula road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Pula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pula, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Krk Island.

Things to do in Pula

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Krk Island

— 1 night

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
On the 22nd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Baska Tablet, then kick back and relax at Stara Baska (Old Baska), and then don't miss a visit to Vrbnik.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Krk Island driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Pula to Krk Island in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Pula in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Krk Island, with lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Krk Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Zagreb

— 4 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 Lower Town and Zrinjevac. Spend the 25th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Jarun Lake, examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Zagreb journey maker.

Traveling by car from Krk Island to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Krk Island in July since evenings lows in Zagreb dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park and then admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap. On the next day, explore the activities along Milanovac Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke, and finally admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Zadar

— 3 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 29th (Thu), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Narodni trg u Zadru, don't miss a visit to Paseo Maritimo, then make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then don't miss a visit to Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zadar online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Croatia travel guide

4.4
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.