41 days in Croatia Itinerary

41 days in Croatia Itinerary

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41 days in Croatia Itinerary

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

3
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: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Zagreb online driving holiday planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Zagreb is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in September, you will find days in Zagreb are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bol: Speed Boats Tours (in Milna) and Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Murvica Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bol trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Zagreb to Bol in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zagreb in September, with highs in Bol at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Stone, Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

4
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
When in Split, make a side trip to see Historic City of Trogir in Trogir, approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, contemplate the long history of Old Split, stroll around Marjan Park, and learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Split trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bol to Split takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Split are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Gaspina mlinica, 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
River Rafting & Tubing

5
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 Scedro, enjoy the sand and surf at Hvar Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hvar online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

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

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.
Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, steep yourself in history at Rector's Palace, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik road trip site .

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

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

5
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Explore Korcula Town's surroundings by going to Vela Luka (Vela Luka Marina & Proizd Island), River Rafting & Tubing (in Blato) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and stroll through Pupnatska Luca Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Sibenik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Vela Luka, Lumbarda, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Freestyle ©
Freestyle

4
nights
Sibenik

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Explore Sibenik's surroundings by going to Stari Trogir Beach (in Sevid) and Murter (Cigrada Beach & Podvrske Beach). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, look for all kinds of wild species at Setnica Kroz Kanal Sv. Ante, and take in the pleasant sights at Trg Republike Hrvatske.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sibenik road trip planning app .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Korcula Town to Sibenik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Sibenik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vodice, Murter, Krka National Park, Stari Trogir Beach
Highlights from your plan
Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
Dalmatian Ethno Village ©
Dalmatian Ethno Village

4
nights
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zadar: Jadro Beach (in Vir), Bosana Beach Pag (in Pag) and Paklenica National Park (in Starigrad-Paklenica). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dubrovnik Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Zadar trip planner .

Getting from Sibenik to Zadar by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Sibenik in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zadar, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bosana Beach Pag, Paklenica National Park, Dubrovnik Beach, Jadro Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park

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 11th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Ciginovac Lake, then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): explore the activities along The Upper Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Prstavac, admire the sheer force of Batinovac Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park visit planner .

You can take a bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovinj.

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
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: National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni) (in Brijuni National Park), Porec (Porec Old Town & Euphrasius Basilica) and Amphitheatre de Pula (in Pula). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, kick back and relax at Debeljak Beach, make a trip to Garzotto, and stroll through Plovanije Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovinj online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. October in Rovinj sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Premantura, Porec, National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), Aura Distillery, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town

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