35 days in Croatia Itinerary

35 days in Croatia Itinerary

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35 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Zagreb
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Dakovo
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Sibenik
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Split
— 8 nights
bus:  3​h
5
Dubrovnik
— 9 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

7
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Image of War - Photography Museum and Museum of Broken Relationships. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes National Park (in Plitvice Lakes National Park) and Antun Augustincic Gallery (in Klanjec). Spend the 29th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, buy something for everyone on your list at City Center One, and get a taste of the local shopping with Moderna Galerija.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Zagreb to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are much warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Dakovo.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Antun Augustincic Gallery
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

1
day
Dakovo

Dakovo ©
On the 4th (Thu), explore and take pictures at State Stud Farms Djakovo and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakovo Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dakovo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Dakovo takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sibenik.

Things to do in Dakovo

Historic Sites
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Dakovo Cathedral ©
Dakovo Cathedral

6
nights
Sibenik

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
We've included these beaches for you: Cigrada Beach and Strand Banj. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Stari Trogir Beach and Beach Slanica. Change things up with these side-trips from Sibenik: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Jezera), Roski Slap (in Skradin) and Primosten (Velika Raduca Beach & Primosten Honey shop Gracin). Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Krka National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Sokolarski Raptor Centre, view the masterpieces at Deni Design, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerija Juraj Dalmatinac, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sibenik trip planning app .

Getting from Dakovo to Sibenik by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Dakovo in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sibenik, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Sibenik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Murter, Primosten, Krka National Park, Stari Trogir Beach, Roski Slap
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
Dalmatian Ethno Village ©
Dalmatian Ethno Village

8
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dubovica and Milna. Kids will appreciate attractions like Punta Rata Beach and Brela Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Galerija Sikirica (in Sinj), Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir) and Spanjola (in Hvar). Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, walk around Marjan Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and view the masterpieces at Jaksic Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner .

Drive from Sibenik to Split in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Hvar, Brela, Galerija Sikirica, Historic City of Trogir
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Dubovica ©
Dubovica

9
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.
War Photo Limited and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Art by Stjepko and Art Gallery TALIR. Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: AR Atelier (in Gruda), Pasjaca Beach (in Popovici) and Sunj Beach (in Lopud). On the 24th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and identify plant and animal life at Trsteno Arboretum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. July in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Cavtat, Sunj Beach, AR Atelier, Pasjaca Beach, Trsteno Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

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