40 days in Croatia Itinerary

40 days in Croatia Itinerary

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40 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Zagreb
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Rijeka
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Novigrad
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  7​h 45​min
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Split
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Bol, Brac Island
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Ferry:  6​h 15​min
7
Lopud
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h
8
Dubrovnik
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Zadar
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get in touch with nature at Skydiving and Mali Buk. Visit Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) and Upper Town (Gornji Grad) for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zagreb: Marija Bistrica Church (in Marija Bistrica), Sastavci (in Plitvice Lakes National Park) and Old Castle (Stari Grad) (in Varazdin). Next up on the itinerary: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, appreciate the history behind Plaque of Nikola Tesla, view the masterpieces at Image of War - Photography Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Zagreb Zoo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb online vacation planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Zagreb is minus 9 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in Zagreb hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Rijeka on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Old Castle (Stari Grad), Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Marija Bistrica Church
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Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Sastavci ©
Sastavci
Old Castle (Stari Grad) ©
Old Castle (Stari Grad)

7
nights
Rijeka

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Beach Havisce Jadranovo and Sablicevo. Get in touch with nature at Medevja Beach and Kanjon Kamacnik (Kamacnik Canyon). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rijeka: Novi Vinodolski (Kvadrac & Church on San Marino Island), Peperoncino Lovran (in Lovran) and Risnjak National Park (in Crni Lug). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle, wander the streets of Veprinac, contemplate the long history of Kastav, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Korzo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Rijeka trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Zagreb to Rijeka in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zagreb in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Rijeka. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Novigrad.

Things to do in Rijeka

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Novi Vinodolski, Opatija, Ethnographic Museum, Risnjak National Park, Kanjon Kamacnik (Kamacnik Canyon)
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Kastav ©
Kastav
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Korzo ©
Korzo

2
nights
Novigrad

Novigrad ©
Novigrad is a village and municipality in Croatia in the Zadar County. You've now added Aquapark Istralandia to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Aura Distillery and then make a splash at Aquapark Istralandia. On the next day, kick back and relax at Pinesta Beach.

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You can drive from Rijeka to Novigrad in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Novigrad

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Aura Distillery
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Aura Distillery ©
Aura Distillery
Aquapark Istralandia ©
Aquapark Istralandia
Pinesta Beach ©
Pinesta Beach

4
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

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.
Visit Dubovica Beach and Hvar Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take an in-depth tour of Stari Grad Museum, contemplate the long history of Spanjola, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Vunetovo Craft Beer.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hvar journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Novigrad to Hvar in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, Vunetovo Craft Beer, Stari Grad Museum
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

5
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Omis and Cetina River and Brela Beach. Kids will enjoy Punta Rata Beach and Museum of Senses Split. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Omis (River Rafting & Tubing, Origin Croatian Cosmetics, & more), Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir) and Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten (in Primosten). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, and stroll through Bacvice Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Hvar to Split by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Omis, Brela, Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten, Church Of St. Roch, Historic City of Trogir
Highlights from your plan
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Nature & Wildlife 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.
You've now added Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Vidova Gora and Murvica Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dolina Blaca and Museum of Brac. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bol: Supetar cemetery (in Supetar), Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin) and Lovrecina Bay (in Postira). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Zoo Station Bol, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bol trip builder website .

Getting from Split to Bol by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lopud.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Museum of Brac, Lovrecina Bay, Sumartin Beach, Supetar cemetery, Parish Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Highlights from your plan
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora

1
night
Lopud

Lopud ©
Sunj Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Sutvrac Fortress, then look for gifts at Unique Home Decor Handmade Art, then kick back and relax at Sunj Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Your black horizon Art Pavilion.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lopud trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Bol to Lopud in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Lopud

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sunj Beach ©
Sunj Beach
Sutvrac Fortress ©
Sutvrac Fortress
Your black horizon Art Pavilion ©
Your black horizon Art Pavilion

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Sveti Jakov Beach and Srebreno Beach. Dubrovnik City Walls and Dominican Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Cavtat (Vlaho Bukovac House, Cavtat Old Town, & more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Minceta Fortress, contemplate the long history of St. John's Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Nicholas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Mercy.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik sightseeing planner.

Traveling by ferry from Lopud to Dubrovnik takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Cavtat, Srebreno Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Srebreno Beach ©
Srebreno Beach

3
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Relax by the water at Simuni Beach and Cista Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Church of the Holy Cross and The Forum. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Narodni trg u Zadru, examine the collection at Solana Nin Salt Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Elias - St Elias Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Chrysogonus Church.

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Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Zadar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, plan for little chillier nights in Zadar, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nin, Cista Beach, Simuni Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Simuni Beach ©
Simuni Beach
Narodni trg u Zadru ©
Narodni trg u Zadru

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