36 days in Croatia Itinerary

36 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia itinerary planner

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Zagreb
— 5 nights
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Mali Losinj, Losinj Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Rab Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Krk, Drive to Rovinj
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Rovinj
— 2 nights
Bus
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zadar
— 1 night
Drive
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Split
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik
— 6 nights
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Zagreb

— 5 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Spend the 1st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zagreb online travel route planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, things will get a bit cooler in Zagreb: highs are around 66°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly to Mali Losinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Mali Losinj, Losinj Island

— 2 nights
Mali Lošinj is a town and municipality in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, on the island of Lošinj, in western Croatia. On the 3rd (Mon), get outside with Croyak Adventure, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Baston, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Losinj Aromatic Garden. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Losinjski Muzej, explore the world behind art at Muzej Apoksiomena, then hike along Osorscica – mountaineering trail, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sv. Ivan the Baptist.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mali Losinj trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Mali Losinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Rab Island.

Things to do in Mali Losinj

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rab Island

— 3 nights
Rab Island is known for beaches, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Hungry Fish, stroll through Rab-Maman trail, contemplate the long history of Zidine Fortress, and make a trip to Sv. Fumije Samostan.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rab Island day trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Mali Losinj to Rab Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Rab Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Rovinj

— 2 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi, delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, make a trip to Eufrazijeva Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Punta Corrente, stop by Ribica Atelier, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Rovinj trip planner.

Getting from Rab Island to Rovinj by combination of ferry and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 3 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Step out of Plitvice Lakes National Park to go to Slunj and see Rastoke, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake, identify plant and animal life at Konjicki Klub Rakovica, and explore the activities along The Lower Lakes.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park online journey planner.

You can take a bus from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Zadar

— 1 night
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar, don't miss a visit to Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole, make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, then delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, and finally look for gifts at Natura Zara.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zadar tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Zadar, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Split

— 6 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Spend the 17th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 18th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Before you visit Split, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Zadar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Split can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Hvar, Hvar Island

— 2 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Benedictine Monastery, get great views at Spanish Fortress, and then walk around Sumica Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, see the sky in a new way at Fort Napoljun - Napolean, then relax and rejuvenate at Massage Studio Pharos, and finally do a tasting at Tomic Winery.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar vacation site.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Korcula Town, Korcula Island

— 4 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Step out of Korcula Town to go to Blato and see Ethno Museum Barilo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, learn about winemaking at Lovric Winery, and head outdoors with Freestyle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dubrovnik

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat (about 34 minutes away). Dedicate the 28th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, make a trip to Pile Gate, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik journey builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.