31 days in Croatia Itinerary

31 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia holiday planner

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Zagreb
— 5 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zadar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Split
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
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
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
Fly
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Pula
— 2 nights
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Zagreb

— 5 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Skydiving. Popular historic sites such as Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) and Old Town are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Arts and Crafts, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and visit Lower Town.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb vacation planner.

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine to Zagreb is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Zagreb. In May, daytime highs in Zagreb are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 9th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Mali Buk, look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke, and then delve into the distant past at Stari grad Slunj. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap, take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park online journey 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zadar

— 4 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zadar Cathedral and Narodni trg u Zadru. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Church of the Holy Cross and Podvrske Beach. Go for a jaunt from Zadar to Sibenik to see Town Hall Sibenik about 1h 15 min away. On the 12th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar, make a trip to Stone Bridge and the Old Gate, and kick back and relax at Nin's Lagoon.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zadar trip website.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Historic Sites

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.
Get some historical perspective at The City Hall - Duke's Palace and Starigrad Fortress. Visiting Brela Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Trogir Square (in Trogir) and Omis (Omis Cetina Canyon & Omis and Cetina River). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), kick back and relax at Kasuni Beach, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. May in Split sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bol, Brac Island

— 2 nights
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 19th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Supetar Bay, then see the interesting displays at Museum uja, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora. On your second day here, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Pucisca Stonemasonry School, then contemplate the long history of Dolina Blaca, and then do a tasting at Stina.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Bol online trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Bol takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tvrdalj Castle and Franciscan Monastery. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Mlini Beach. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Harbour of Hvar, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Lawrence, get engrossed in the history at Stari Grad Museum, and do a tasting at Tomic Winery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bol to Hvar takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Korcula Town, Korcula Island

— 2 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 25th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Treasury Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and then sample some tasty brews at Korcula Explorer. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic collection Barilo, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luka Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town trip builder app.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Dubrovnik

— 5 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 Church of Our Lady of the Snow. Appreciate the collections at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and Maritime Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Nicholas, admire the landmark architecture of Minceta Fortress, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and steep yourself in history at St. John's Fortress.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In May, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Pula.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Pula

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Tue), do a tasting at Benazic Winery, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then examine the collection at Museum Olei Histriae, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pula trip planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Pula in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Pula. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Pula

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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.