34 days in Croatia Itinerary

34 days in Croatia Itinerary

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34 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Trieste
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Porec
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  30 min
2
Rovinj
— 3 nights
Bus:  45 min
3
Pula
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Rijeka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Zagreb
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Zadar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Split
— 10 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Corfu Town, Corfu

2
nights
Porec

Porec ©
With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the striking features of Decumanus Street and then make a splash at Aquapark Istralandia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Round Tower, and then Head underground at Jama - Grotta Baredine.

Start your trip to Porec by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Trieste, Italy to Porec is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or ride a ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Rovinj.

Things to do in Porec

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Aquapark Istralandia
Highlights from your plan
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town
Aquapark Istralandia ©
Aquapark Istralandia
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica

3
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Go for a jaunt from Rovinj to Kanfanar to see Dvigrad about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, browse the exhibits of Atelier Sottomuro, examine the collection at Grubic - Olive Mill & Evoo, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovinj trip itinerary tool.

Rovinj is just a stone's throw from Porec. In July in Rovinj, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Pula.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grubic - Olive Mill & Evoo, Dvigrad
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia

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.
Go for a jaunt from Pula to Premantura to see Kamenjak National Park about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, stop by Dolija 08, explore the striking landscape of National Park Brijuni, and admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pula trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Rovinj to Pula takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Pula, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Rijeka.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Park Brijuni, Kamenjak National Park, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park
National Park Brijuni ©
National Park Brijuni

2
nights
Rijeka

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Maiden With The Seagull, then get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare, then examine the collection at Peek & Poke Computer Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle. On your second day here, make a trip to Viale Glagolitico, visit The town of Hum, then take a stroll through Volosko, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Korzo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rijeka online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Pula to Rijeka in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Pula in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rijeka, with lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Opatija, Hum
Highlights from your plan
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
The town of Hum ©
The town of Hum
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare

4
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zagreb travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rijeka to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rijeka in August since evenings lows in Zagreb dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

2
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Zadar City Museum / Muzej Grada Zadra, then explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, then take in the architecture and design of University of Zadar, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. On your second day here, make a trip to Bell Tower, make a trip to The Forum, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, and finally make a trip to Paseo Maritimo.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zadar online tour builder.

Getting from Zagreb to Zadar by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Zagreb in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zadar: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Transportation Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Speed Boats Tours
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

10
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir) and Hvar (Franciscan Monastery, Spanjola, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Palazzo di Diocleziano, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Split travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Split, with lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvar, Historic City of Trogir, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cavtat (Cavtat Seaside Promenade & Cavtat Old Town). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and take an in-depth tour of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cavtat
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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