39 days in Croatia Itinerary

39 days in Croatia Itinerary

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39 days in Croatia Itinerary

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

4
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: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take a memorable tour with Tours, and admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb online sightseeing planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Zagreb is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in August; daily highs in Zagreb reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

4
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovinj side-trips: Amphitheatre de Pula (in Pula), Aquapark Istralandia (in Novigrad) and Porec (Porec Old Town, Euphrasius Basilica, & more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kamenjak National Park, experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and kick back and relax at Plovanije Beach.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovinj day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Rovinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in August since evenings lows in Rovinj dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 3rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): explore the activities along The Upper Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Prstavac, then take in the dramatic scenery at Batinovac Waterfall, then explore the activities along Milanovac Lake, and finally explore the activities along The Lower Lakes.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park online road trip planner .

Getting from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

4
nights
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Change things up with a short trip to Paklenica National Park in Starigrad-Paklenica (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zadar trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. September in Zadar sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Sibenik.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Paklenica National Park, The Church of the Holy Cross
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park

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: Primosten (Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten & Velika Raduca Beach) and Murter (Cigrada Beach & Podvrske Beach). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park, stop by Pirate's Candy Ship, steep yourself in history at St. Michael's Fortress, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium Terrarium Sibenik.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sibenik online route planner .

You can take a bus from Zadar to Sibenik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in September since evenings lows in Sibenik dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Sibenik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Primosten, Murter, Krka National Park, Pirate's Candy Ship
Highlights from your plan
Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
St. Michael's Fortress ©
St. Michael's Fortress

4
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, head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, take a stroll through Milna, and kick back and relax at Dubovica.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hvar vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sibenik to Hvar in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hvar are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

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

4
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Take a break from Split with a short trip to Historic City of Trogir in Trogir, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Split day trip tool .

Getting from Hvar to Split by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Split can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Historic City of Trogir, 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

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: Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin), Jaksic Galerija (in Donji Humac) and Supetar (Supetar cemetery & Supetar Bay). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, tour the pleasant surroundings at Murvica Beach, and see the interesting displays at Museum uja.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bol tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Split to Bol in 2 hours. In September in Bol, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Supetar, Museum uja, Murvica Beach, Sumartin Beach, Jaksic Galerija
Highlights from your plan
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

4
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Korcula Town side-trips: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic), River Rafting & Tubing (in Blato) and Vela Luka Marina (in Vela Luka). There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Atelier Abel, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Korcula Town journey app .

Getting from Bol to Korcula Town by car takes about 5.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, River Rafting & Tubing, Vela Przina Beach, Vela Luka Marina
Highlights from your plan
Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik day trip app .

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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