37 days in Croatia Itinerary

37 days in Croatia Itinerary

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37 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  28​h
1
Zagreb
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Dakovo
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sibenik
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Split
— 7 nights
bus:  3​h
6
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

6
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Bring the kids along to Recreational Sports Center Jarun and Museum of Illusions. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) and Cathedral of the Assumption. Venture out of the city with trips to Plitvice Lakes National Park (in Plitvice Lakes National Park) and Rastoke (in Slunj). Spend the 28th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Image of War - Photography Museum, stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, look for gifts at Vinoteka Vintesa, and pick up some local products at Dolac Market.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb travel planner .

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. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Zagreb, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. You will leave for Dakovo on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Rastoke, Plitvice Lakes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

4
nights
Dakovo

Dakovo ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ovcara Memorial Center and Vucedol Culture Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Memorijalno Groblje Vukovar and Dakovo Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Dakovo side-trips: Kutjevacki podrum (in Kutjevo) and Vukovar (Phoenix Monument, Place of Remembrance - Vukovar Hospital 1991, & more).

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dakovo road trip planner .

Getting from Zagreb to Dakovo by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Dakovo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dakovo

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vukovar, Kutjevacki podrum
Highlights from your plan
Vucedol Culture Museum ©
Vucedol Culture Museum
Ovcara Memorial Center ©
Ovcara Memorial Center
Dakovo Cathedral ©
Dakovo Cathedral

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Ilica and Zagreb Observatory. Head to Arena Centar and Kredenca Zagrebfor plenty of shopping. Explore Zagreb further: explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, wander the streets of Lower Town, make a trip to Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Maksimir.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zagreb online visit planner .

You can drive from Dakovo to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sibenik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ilica ©
Ilica
Croatian Museum of Naive Art ©
Croatian Museum of Naive Art
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) ©
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata)

6
nights
Sibenik

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sibenik City Museum and Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Loggia - Doorway and Dalmatian Ethno Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Murter (Beach Slanica & Cigrada Beach) and Velika Raduca Beach (in Primosten). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Krka National Park. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 12th (Fri) at Solaris AquaPark. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sokolarski Raptor Centre, learn about winemaking at Winery Rak, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium Terrarium Sibenik, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerija Juraj Dalmatinac.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sibenik trip maker tool .

Drive from Zagreb to Sibenik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sibenik, with lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Split.

Things to do in Sibenik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Murter, Primosten, Krka National Park, Loggia - Doorway
Highlights from your plan
Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
Dalmatian Ethno Village ©
Dalmatian Ethno Village

7
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get some cultural insight at Diocletian's Palace and Historic City of Trogir. Popular historic sites such as Spanjola and Cathedral of Saint Domnius are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Hvar (Dubovica & Franciscan Monastery). Spend the 20th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Riva Harbor, contemplate the long history of Old Split, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Split driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Sibenik to Split in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Split sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hvar, Church Of St. Roch, Historic City of Trogir
Highlights from your plan
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Dubovica ©
Dubovica

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art by Stjepko and Break Time Dubrovnik. Bring the kids along to Pasjaca Beach and Sunj Beach. When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, take a stroll through Old Town, and step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik day trip app .

You can take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): take a stroll through Lower Town, then buy something for everyone on your list at Arena Centar, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Zagreb in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, plan for little chillier nights in Zagreb, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ilica ©
Ilica
Croatian Museum of Naive Art ©
Croatian Museum of Naive Art
Lower Town
Lower Town

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