43 days in Croatia Itinerary

43 days in Croatia Itinerary

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43 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + shuttle:  19​h 30​min
1
Rovinj
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Zadar
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Sibenik
— 4 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h
5
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
7
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Split
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Bol, Brac Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Zagreb
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Porec (Porec Old Town, Euphrasius Basilica, & more), Amphitheatre de Pula (in Pula) and Aquapark Istralandia (in Novigrad). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kamenjak National Park, experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovinj online route builder .

Dallas, USA to Rovinj is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. Traveling from Dallas to Rovinj, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in July, with highs in Rovinj at 86°F and lows at 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porec, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Amphitheatre de Pula, Aquapark Istralandia, Kamenjak National Park
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town
Aquapark Istralandia ©
Aquapark Istralandia

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, explore the activities along Ciginovac Lake, 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.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

4
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Get out of town with these interesting Zadar side-trips: Paklenica National Park (in Starigrad-Paklenica) and Rucica Beach (in Novalja). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Zadar journey planner.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Zadar, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sibenik.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Paklenica National Park, Rucica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park
Speed Boats Tours

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 Murter (Podvrske Beach & Cigrada Beach), Skradin (Ante Sladic Vino & National Park Krka Waterfalls) and Primosten (Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten & Velika Raduca Beach). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park, steep yourself in history at The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, identify plant and animal life at Sokolarski Raptor Centre, and stop by Pirate's Candy Ship.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sibenik day trip website .

Traveling by bus from Zadar to Sibenik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Zadar in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Sibenik. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Sibenik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Primosten, Murter, Skradin, Pirate's Candy Ship, Krka National Park
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Explore Korcula Town's surroundings by going to Orebic (Trstenica Beach & Waterskiing & Jetskiing), River Rafting & Tubing (in Blato) and Vela Luka (Vela Luka Marina & Proizd Island). And it doesn't end there: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, stop by Seba Dizajn, and don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town trip maker .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Sibenik to Korcula Town in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Vela Luka, Orebic, Vela Przina Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island

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 to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Old Town, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and examine the collection at War Photo Limited.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik road trip website .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

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
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: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, kick back and relax at Sveta Nedilja, and stroll through Mlini Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hvar day trip planning site .

Ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

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

5
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Trogir (Historic City of Trogir, Trogir Square, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll around Marjan Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Split planner .

Getting from Hvar to Split by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Split sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Trogir, Church Of St. Roch, Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

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: Supetar (Supetar Bay & Supetar cemetery), Jaksic Galerija (in Donji Humac) and Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), take an in-depth tour of Dominican Monastery, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and see the interesting displays at Museum uja.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bol vacation website .

You can drive from Split to Bol in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

5
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: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get interesting insight from Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Bol to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Bol in August, things will get a bit cooler in Zagreb: highs are around 81°F and lows about 58°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

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