32 days in Croatia Itinerary

32 days in Croatia Itinerary

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32 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  2​h
1
Pula
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Zadar
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Split
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Bol, Brac Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Zagreb
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Pula

Pula ©
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.
Attractions like Aquarium Pula and Plovanije Beach make great kid-friendly stops. When in Pula, make a side trip to see Kamenjak National Park in Premantura, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and enjoy the sand and surf at Felsen Strand.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pula holiday planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Pula is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Zurich, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pula, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Premantura, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fazana Beach
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Aquarium Pula ©
Aquarium Pula
Plovanije Beach ©
Plovanije Beach

3
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kids will enjoy Simuni Beach and Jadro Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Zadar: Paklenica National Park (in Starigrad-Paklenica) and Rucica Beach (in Novalja). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), kick back and relax at Nin's Lagoon, and explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zadar vacation builder website .

Traveling by flight from Pula to Zadar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Zadar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jadro Beach, Rucica Beach, Nin's Lagoon, Paklenica National Park, Simuni Beach
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Simuni Beach ©
Simuni Beach
Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park

4
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kids will enjoy Pupnatska Luca Beach and Vela Przina Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Korcula Town: Vela Luka (Vela Luka Marina & Proizd Island) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Blato). The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the landmark architecture of Revelin Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and make a trip to Korcula Old City.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Korcula Town online travel planner .

Getting from Zadar to Korcula Town by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Korcula Town, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Vela Luka, Vela Przina Beach, Korcula Old City
Highlights from your plan
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island

5
nights
Dubrovnik

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.
Attractions like Sunj Beach and Pasjaca Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Old Town, which is approximately 34 minutes away. On the 21st (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and take an in-depth tour of Franciscan Monastery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planner .

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sunj Beach, Pasjaca Beach, Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Sunj Beach ©
Sunj Beach
Pasjaca Beach ©
Pasjaca Beach

5
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

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.
Kids will enjoy Dubovica and Sveta Nedilja. On the 28th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mlini Beach, kick back and relax at Hvar Beach, contemplate the long history of Spanjola, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvar journey planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Hvar by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Hvar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Hvar Beach ©
Hvar Beach
Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja

4
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Bring the kids along to Punta Rata Beach and Brela Beach. Dedicate the 1st (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, examine the collection at Froggyland, and don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic).

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Split trip planner .

Getting from Hvar to Split by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Punta Rata Beach, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

3
nights
Bol, Brac Island

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) and Sumartin Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Lovrecina Bay (in Postira) and Supetar Bay (in Supetar). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Murvica Beach, kick back and relax at Paklina Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Dominican Monastery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bol sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Bol takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bol are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Lovrecina Bay, Supetar Bay, Murvica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay

4
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Step out of Zagreb with an excursion to Plitvice Lakes National Park in Plitvice Lakes National Park--about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Recreational Sports Center Jarun, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bol to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bol in August: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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