37 days in Croatia Itinerary

37 days in Croatia Itinerary

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37 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Bratislava
bus + Fly:  3​h
1
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Bol, Brac Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Split
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 5 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
5
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h
7
Sibenik
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Zadar
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
9
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Rovinj
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Bratislava

3
nights
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, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, and stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip builder website .

Bratislava, Slovakia to Zagreb is an approximately 3-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

4
nights
Bol, Brac Island

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Get out of town with these interesting Bol side-trips: Speed Boats Tours (in Milna) and Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), head outdoors with Zoo Station Bol, take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, and stroll through Paklina Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bol online vacation maker .

Fly from Zagreb to Bol in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Zagreb in September, expect Bol to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach, Speed Boats Tours, Stone
Highlights from your plan
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

4
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore Split's surroundings by going to Trogir (The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower & Historic City of Trogir). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, contemplate the long history of Kliška tvrđava, make a trip to Gaspina mlinica, and identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Split day trip planning site .

You can drive from Bol to Split in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Trogir, Gaspina mlinica, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

Hvar ©
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.
Hvar is known for nightlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanjola, kick back and relax at Sveta Nedilja, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mlini Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hvar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. September in Hvar sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

4
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, take an in-depth tour of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planner .

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

4
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Explore Korcula Town's surroundings by going to Vela Luka Marina (in Vela Luka), River Rafting & Tubing (in Blato) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Korcula Old City, stroll through Vela Przina Beach, get outside with Freestyle, and view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Korcula Town trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. October in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sibenik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lumbarda, River Rafting & Tubing, Vela Luka Marina, Korcula Old City, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Freestyle ©
Freestyle

3
nights
Sibenik

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sibenik: Murter (Cigrada Beach & Podvrske Beach). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park, look for gifts at Pirate's Candy Ship, identify plant and animal life at Sokolarski Raptor Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sibenik itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Korcula Town to Sibenik in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Sibenik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Murter, Krka National Park, Pirate's Candy Ship
Highlights from your plan
Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
St. Michael's Fortress ©
St. Michael's Fortress

4
nights
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Venture out of the city with trips to Paklenica National Park (in Starigrad-Paklenica), Bosana Beach Pag (in Pag) and Dubrovnik Beach (in Povljana). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), get interesting insight from Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zadar visit planner.

Getting from Sibenik to Zadar by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Sibenik in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Zadar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Jadro Beach, Bosana Beach Pag, Dubrovnik Beach, Paklenica National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park online holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

4
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovinj: Aquapark Istralandia (in Novigrad), Amphitheatre de Pula (in Pula) and Porec (Porec Old Town & Euphrasius Basilica). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Aura Distillery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plovanije Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovinj vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Porec, Premantura, Truffle Hunting, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Aquapark Istralandia
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town

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