35 days in Croatia Itinerary

35 days in Croatia Itinerary

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35 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Rovinj
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Zadar
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
5
Skradin
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  4 h
6
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
9
Pula
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
10
Rijeka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
11
Krk Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
12
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
13
Sibenik
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

3
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Starigrad Fortress and Church Of St. Roch. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Punta Rata Beach. Go for a jaunt from Split to Trogir to see Historic City of Trogir about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, examine the collection at Froggyland, stop by Break Time - Nautical Bracelets, and admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

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

Montreal, Canada to Split is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Split. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Split when traveling from Montreal in May, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Historic City of Trogir, Punta Rata Beach, Church Of St. Roch, Starigrad Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress

3
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum Olei Histriae and The town of Hum. Do your shopping at Atelier Sottomuro and Galerija Brek. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovinj: Porec Old Town (in Porec) and Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum (in Vodnjan). There's lots more to do: visit Old Town, learn about winemaking at Stancija Collis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, and get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovinj online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Rovinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, The town of Hum, Porec Old Town, Museum Olei Histriae
Highlights from your plan
Museum Olei Histriae ©
Museum Olei Histriae
Old Town ©
Old Town
The town of Hum ©
The town of Hum

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Marija Bistrica Church, then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and then examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Image of War - Photography Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, and then examine the collection at Krapina Neanderthal Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb online driving holiday planner .

Montreal, Canada to Zagreb is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marija Bistrica Church, Krapina Neanderthal Museum
Highlights from your plan
Krapina Neanderthal Museum ©
Krapina Neanderthal Museum
Image of War - Photography Museum ©
Image of War - Photography Museum
Atelier Mestrovic ©
Atelier Mestrovic

2
nights
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Ancient Glass. On the 7th (Thu), examine the collection at Solana Nin Salt Museum, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ancient Glass, then delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, and finally see the interesting displays at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): stop by OPG Matulic and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zadar trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Rovinj to Zadar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May in Zadar, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Skradin.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

OPG Matulic, Solana Nin Salt Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Museum of Ancient Glass ©
Museum of Ancient Glass
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

2
nights
Skradin

Skradin ©
Skradin is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia, with a population about 3,986 . Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park and then do a tasting at Ante Sladic Vino. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Manojlovac waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krka Monastery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roski Slap.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Skradin itinerary builder app .

You can take a bus from Zadar to Skradin in an hour. Another option is to drive. In May, daytime highs in Skradin are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Skradin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Krka Monastery, Krka National Park, Manojlovac waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Krka Monastery ©
Krka Monastery
Roski Slap ©
Roski Slap

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Zitna Beach. Popular historic sites such as St. Mark's Cathedral and Kula Svih Svetih are in your itinerary. Step out of Korcula Town to go to Blato and see Ethno Museum Barilo, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Freestyle, take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina, pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, and do a tasting at Lovric Winery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town travel route builder app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Skradin to Korcula Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Zitna Beach, Ethno Museum Barilo
Highlights from your plan
Freestyle ©
Freestyle
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Bags by Kristina ©
Bags by Kristina

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Dominican Monastery, explore the galleries of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, examine the collection at Love Stories Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and finally delve into the distant past at Minceta Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Vlaho Bukovac House, then contemplate the long history of St. John's Fortress, then look for gifts at Life According to Kawa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Annunciation.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik sightseeing planner .

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3 hours. In May in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vlaho Bukovac House
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Vlaho Bukovac House ©
Vlaho Bukovac House
St. John's Fortress ©
St. John's Fortress

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, browse the eclectic array of goods at Split Market, then admire the masterpieces at Split Gallery of Fine Arts, then see the interesting displays at Live Museum Split, and finally look for gifts at Filigran Split. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum uja, then explore the galleries of Jaksic Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tvrdic Honey.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Split trip builder website .

Drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pula.

Things to do in Split

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Tvrdic Honey, Museum uja, Jaksic Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Museum uja ©
Museum uja
Museum of Senses Split ©
Museum of Senses Split
Jaksic Gallery ©
Jaksic Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Sea (Mornaricka crkva). On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the engaging exhibits at MEMO Museum Pula, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Francis.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pula trip app .

Drive from Split to Pula in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Split in May, Pula is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to Rijeka.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

3
nights
Rijeka

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Step off the beaten path and head to Stube Petra Kruzica and Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ethnographic Museum and Crkva Navjestenja. Explore Rijeka's surroundings by going to Kanjon Kamacnik (Kamacnik Canyon) (in Vrbovsko), Ivanina Kuca Bajke (in Ogulin) and Peperoncino Lovran (in Lovran). There's much more to do: examine the collection at St. Vitus Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jacob, and look and learn at Astronomical Centre Rijeka.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rijeka day trip site .

Getting from Pula to Rijeka by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rijeka when traveling from Pula in May, with lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Krk Island.

Things to do in Rijeka

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Opatija, Peperoncino Lovran, Ethnographic Museum, Ivanina Kuca Bajke, Kanjon Kamacnik (Kamacnik Canyon)
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat ©
Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat
Stube Petra Kruzica ©
Stube Petra Kruzica

2
nights
Krk Island

Krk Island ©
A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Baska and Oprna Bay. Košljun and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Krk Island side-trips: Church on San Marino Island (in Novi Vinodolski) and Northern Velebit National Park (in Krasno Polje). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Trinity - Baska and learn about winemaking at Kuca Vina Ivan Katunar.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Krk Island tour itinerary maker website .

Drive from Rijeka to Krk Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Krk Island

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Northern Velebit National Park, Church on San Marino Island
Highlights from your plan
Košljun ©
Košljun
Baska ©
Baska
Church on San Marino Island ©
Church on San Marino Island

3
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Velebit Nature Park, contemplate the long history of Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla, and then admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Velebit Association Kuterevo and then trek along Premuzic Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Krk Island to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Sibenik.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla, Premuzic Trail, Sokolac Castle, Velebit Nature Park, Velebit Association Kuterevo
Highlights from your plan
Velebit Nature Park ©
Velebit Nature Park
Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla ©
Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla
Sokolac Castle ©
Sokolac Castle

3
nights
Sibenik

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten and Muzej betinske drvene brodogradnje. Head to Pirate's Candy Ship and Primosten Honey shop Gracinfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, steep yourself in history at St. Michael's Fortress, explore the world behind art at Sibenik City Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium Terrarium Sibenik.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sibenik holiday planner.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sibenik by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Sibenik can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sibenik

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Primosten, Muzej betinske drvene brodogradnje, Pirate's Candy Ship
Highlights from your plan

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