4 days in Croatia Itinerary

4 days in Croatia Itinerary

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4 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
bus:  1​h 45​min
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Split
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Zagreb
— 1 night
End: Zagreb

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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 20th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip planner.

Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

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Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Split attractions tool .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites

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Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic) ©
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic)

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Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 22nd (Sun), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Kula Lotrščak, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planner .

You can fly from Split to Zagreb in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Split in September, with highs in Zagreb at 71°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

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Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

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