36 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

36 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Croatia attractions planner

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Fly to Zagreb Airport, Drive to Duga Resa
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Duga Resa
— 7 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sisak
— 8 nights
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Zagreb
— 11 nights
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Duga Resa

— 7 nights
Duga Resa is a town in Karlovac County, Croatia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duga Resa: The Castle of Ozalj (in Ozalj) and Dvorac Bosilje/ Stari grad Bosiljevo (in Bosiljevo). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Foginovo beach, don't miss a visit to Paviljon Katzler 1897, explore the activities along Mrežnica, and pause for some photo ops at Miljokaz.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Duga Resa day trip website.

Melbourne, Australia to Duga Resa is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Duga Resa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Duga Resa to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are much hotter, around 32°C. You'll set off for Plitvice Lakes National Park on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Duga Resa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 7 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Go for a jaunt from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Slunj to see Rastoke about 50 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Plitvice Lakes National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, explore the activities along The Upper Lakes, and stroll through Konjicki Klub Rakovica.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park online travel route builder.

Getting from Duga Resa to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 2 hours. On the 8th (Sun), you're off to Sisak.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sisak

— 8 nights
Sisak is a city and episcopal see in central Croatia, located at the confluence of the Kupa, Sava and Odra rivers, 57km southeast of the Croatian capital Zagreb, and is usually considered to be where the Posavina (Sava basin) begins, with an elevation of 99 m. Step out of Sisak to go to Durdevac and see Djurdjevacki pijesci, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Stari most.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sisak itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sisak takes 3 hours. September in Sisak sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Sisak

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Zagreb

— 11 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Spend the 21st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, and examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb road trip website.

You can drive from Sisak to Zagreb in an hour. In September in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Central Croatia travel guide

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National Parks · Specialty Museums · Room Escape Games
The forested hills of Central Croatia support vineyards along its slopes, which fall gently into river valleys. The region features hiking, cycling, hunting, and sightseeing in the mainland dotted with romantic castles, Baroque churches, and monasteries. This area offers more than 350 registered cultural sites, as well as ethnographic villages and several places of religious pilgrimage. Join some of the well thought-out tours focused on folklore, naïve art, and old trades and traditions, such as gold panning. For a weekend trip, many visitors combine tasting local cuisine and premium wines with a visit to one of the countryside manor houses showcasing the region's wooden architecture. The lakes and rivers provide the chance to try rowing, rafting, and fishing. This region teems with stories and myths, such as the legend of dancing witches, but it also boasts modern amenities like ski resorts, health spas, and natural thermal springs.