46 days in Croatia Itinerary

46 days in Croatia Itinerary

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46 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Trieste
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Porec
— 1 night
Shuttle:  30 min
2
Rovinj
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Pula
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Rijeka
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Zagreb
— 5 nights
Bus:  3 h
6
Krk Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
8
Zadar
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Split
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
10
Makarska
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
11
Solta Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
12
Vis, Island of Vis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
13
Stari Grad, Hvar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
14
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
15
Bol, Brac Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
16
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
17
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Porec

Porec ©
With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Grad Porec and then steep yourself in history at Round Tower.

Plan a trip to Porec easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Trieste, Italy to Porec is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Rovinj.

Things to do in Porec

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica
Jama - Grotta Baredine ©
Jama - Grotta Baredine

3
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 9th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj, kick back and relax at Mulini Beach, then don't miss a visit to Town Clock, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Dvigrad, then experience rural life at Stancija Collis, and then stroll around Punta Corrente.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rovinj trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Rovinj is very close to Porec. In May in Rovinj, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Pula.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dvigrad
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia

2
nights
Pula

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Change things up with a short trip to Kamenjak National Park in Premantura (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, get to know the resident critters at Aquarium Pula, explore the historical opulence of Kastel, and look for gifts at Dolija 08.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pula trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Rovinj to Pula takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Pula are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Rijeka.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamenjak National Park, National Park Brijuni
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park
National Park Brijuni ©
National Park Brijuni

4
nights
Rijeka

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Change things up with these side-trips from Rijeka: Moscenicka Draga (in Opatija) and Hum (Viale Glagolitico & The town of Hum). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare, see the interesting displays at Peek & Poke Computer Museum, stop by Kredenca Opatija, and stroll around The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Rijeka online route planner.

Traveling by bus from Pula to Rijeka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Pula in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in Rijeka. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Opatija, Hum
Highlights from your plan
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
The town of Hum ©
The town of Hum

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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Before you visit Zagreb, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Rijeka to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rijeka in May since evenings lows in Zagreb dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Krk Island.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

2
nights
Krk Island

Krk Island ©
A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Frankopan Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Stara Baska (Old Baska), then get to know the fascinating history of Baska, and finally don't miss a visit to Vrbnik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Our Lady of the Assumption - Vrbnik, don't miss a visit to Klancic Narrow Street, then make a trip to Our Lady of the Assumption - Omisalj, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Biserujka Cave.

Before you visit Krk Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Zagreb to Krk Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zagreb in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in Krk Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Krk Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Stara Baska (Old Baska) ©
Stara Baska (Old Baska)
Vrbnik ©
Vrbnik
Baska ©
Baska

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Malo Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Slapovi Milke Trnine, then explore the activities along Burgeti Lakes, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, then don't miss a visit to Baraceve Spilje, then explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at The Lower Lakes.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Krk Island to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch 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

3
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Zadar is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ancient Glass, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, and pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Zadar online attractions planner.

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Church of the Holy Cross
Highlights from your plan
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Trogir (Trogir Square & Historic City of Trogir). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and steep yourself in history at Old Split.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Split vacation planner.

Drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Split sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Makarska.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Trogir
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

2
nights
Makarska

Makarska ©
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sveti Marko, kick back and relax at Brela Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Rata Beach. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Biokovo, kick back and relax at Drasnice, and then kick back and relax at Tucepi Beach.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Makarska vacation builder site.

Traveling by bus from Split to Makarska takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Makarska, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Solta Island.

Things to do in Makarska

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Brela, Drasnice, Tucepi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Biokovo ©
Biokovo
Sveti Marko ©
Sveti Marko

1
night
Solta Island

Solta Island
On the 4th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Vela straza and then do a tasting at Agroturizam Kastelanac.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Solta Island planning website.

Getting from Makarska to Solta Island by car takes about 3 hours. June in Solta Island sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vis.

Things to do in Solta Island

Wineries

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Vis, Island of Vis

Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Srebrna Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hum, explore the fascinating underground world of Green Cave, then kick back and relax at Stiniva Cove, and finally explore the galleries of Bavul art.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vis trip planner.

You can drive from Solta Island to Vis in 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Vis can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Stari Grad.

Things to do in Vis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Vis, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Stiniva Cove ©
Stiniva Cove
Hum ©
Hum

1
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Stari Grad, Hvar Island

Stari Grad ©
On the 7th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Tvrdalj Castle, get outside with Zarace Village, then do a tasting at Tomic Winery, and finally make a trip to Stari Grad Plain. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of St Stephen, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pokonji Dol Beach, and then head outdoors with Glavica Hill.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Stari Grad sightseeing planner.

Getting from Vis to Stari Grad by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Stari Grad

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hvar Island, Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Tvrdalj Castle ©
Tvrdalj Castle
Stari Grad Plain ©
Stari Grad Plain
Tomic Winery ©
Tomic Winery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach, then steep yourself in history at Spanjola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hvar sightseeing planner.

Hvar is just a stone's throw from Stari Grad. June in Hvar sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Bol, Brac Island

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'll find plenty of places to visit near Bol: Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac), Supetar (Supetar cemetery & Supetar Bay) and Museum of Brac (in Skrip). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), appreciate the extensive heritage of Golden horn from above, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bol road trip site.

Traveling by car from Hvar to Bol takes 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Supetar, Jaksic Gallery, Museum of Brac
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora

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nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for historic sites, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Korcula Old City, stop by Coral Shop Irena, head outdoors with Badija, and stroll through Vela Przina Beach.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Korcula Town trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bol to Korcula Town by car takes about 5.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vela Przina Beach, Korcula Old City
Highlights from your plan
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Badija ©
Badija

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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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In June in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Kayaking & Canoeing

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