38 days in Croatia Itinerary

38 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Start: Split
Drive:  3 h 30 min
1
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 20 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Makarska
— 8 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Split
— 6 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Trogir
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
End: Split

20
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nehaj Castle and Karlovac City Museum. Ivanina Kuca Bajke and the Old Town will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park's surroundings by going to Kuterevo (Bear Sanctuary & Velebit Association Kuterevo), Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla (in Smiljan) and Slunj (Rastoke & Aktivni Odmor). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, and identify plant and animal life at Konjicki Klub Rakovica.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park sightseeing planner.

Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Makarska.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Karlovac, Senj, Ogulin, Slunj, Kuterevo
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Rastoke ©
Rastoke
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes

8
nights
Makarska

Makarska ©
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spanjola, The Church of St. Stephen and Omis and Cetina River. Popular historic sites such as Starigrad Fortress and Sveti Marko are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Biokovo and Plisivac Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Makarska: Grabovac Winery (in Donji Prolozac), Imotski (Blue Lake, Topana Fortress, &more) and Put Vrulje Beach (in Pisak). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Makarska Harbour, make a trip to Svetiste Vepric, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Peninsula of St. Peter, and take an in-depth tour of Muzej Riba i Rakova.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Makarska trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Makarska in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Split.

Things to do in Makarska

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Imotski, Brela, Podgora, Omis, Grabovac Winery
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Grabovac Winery ©
Grabovac Winery
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress

6
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You've added Temple of Jupiter, Omis Cetina Canyon, Fortress Mirabella (Peovica), and other attractions to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palazzo di Diocleziano and Old Split. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Franciscan Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Church Of St. Roch (in Kastel Novi), Dubovica Beach (in Zarace) and Museum of the Town of Kastela (in Kastel Luksic). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, examine the collection at MUZEJ GRADA SPLITA, get engrossed in the history at Split Archaeological Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Split trip planner.

You can take a bus from Makarska to Split in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Split, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Trogir.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kastel Luksic, Trogir, Sinj, Solin, Omis
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Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

3
nights
Trogir

Trogir
A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nutjak Fortress, Source of the River Cetina and Waterfront Promenade. The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik and Fortress Kamerlengo will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Mlinice Pantan and Kairos Collection capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Trogir side-trips: Sibenik (St. Michael's Fortress & Sokolarski Raptor Centre) and Stari Trogir Beach (in Sevid). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of The Church of St. Peter, and make a trip to Trogir Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Trogir online tour planner.

You can drive from Split to Trogir in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Trogir can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Trogir

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sibenik, Source of the River Cetina, Nutjak Fortress, Stari Trogir Beach
Highlights from your plan
Source of the River Cetina
Source of the River Cetina
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik
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