47 days in Croatia Itinerary

47 days in Croatia Itinerary

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47 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Zadar
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Cres
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Pula
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
4
Rovinj
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lovran
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Kumrovec
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Varazdin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Zagreb
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
9
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h
11
Split
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Hvar
— 4 nights
Travel:  5​h 15​min
13
Bisevo
— 1 night
Travel:  5​h 30​min
14
Trogir
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
15
Primosten
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
16
Zadar
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: London

4
nights
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Visit The Church of the Holy Cross and Church of St. Donat for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Zadar Land City Gates and St. Chrysogonus Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zadar: Jadro Beach (in Vir) and Paklenica National Park (in Starigrad-Paklenica). Spend the 2nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, Head underground at Modric Cave (Modric Spilja), enjoy breathtaking views from Bell Tower, and don't miss a visit to The Forum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zadar trip planner.

London, UK to Zadar is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Zadar is 1 hour. Traveling from London in July, expect Zadar to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cres.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

The Church of the Holy Cross, Jadro Beach, Modric Cave (Modric Spilja), Paklenica National Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

1
night
Cres

Cres
On the 6th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Francis Friary and Church on the Island of Cres, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Mary of the Snow, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lubenice Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Mali Bok.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cres tour itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zadar to Cres. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in July since evenings lows in Cres dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pula.

Things to do in Cres

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lubenice Beach

3
nights
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.
Visit Amphitheatre de Pula and Kastel for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Isola di Levan. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, have fun and explore at MEMO Museum Pula, pause for some serene contemplation at Pula Cathedral, and do a tasting at Benazic Winery.

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Drive from Cres to Pula in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cres in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Pula. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Rovinj.

Things to do in Pula

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Isola di Levan
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

3
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Main Street and Port of Rovinj. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of St. Euphemia and Dvigrad. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mulini Beach, don't miss a visit to Spiaggia Isola rossa, Rovigno, learn about winemaking at Stancija Collis, and take a stroll through STARI GRAD.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovinj itinerary planning tool .

You can take a bus from Pula to Rovinj in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Rovinj can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lovran.

Things to do in Rovinj

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Dvigrad
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Main Street ©
Main Street

1
night
Lovran

Lovran ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Ethnographic Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Medevja Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jacob, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sv. Jakova.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lovran travel app .

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Lovran takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lovran when traveling from Rovinj in July, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kumrovec.

Things to do in Lovran

Beaches Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Opatija, Medevja Beach, Ethnographic Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Saint Jacob ©
Saint Jacob

1
day
Kumrovec

Kumrovec ©
Kumrovec is a village in the northern part Croatia, part of Krapina-Zagorje County. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Dvor Veliki Tabor and then contemplate the long history of Staro selo museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kumrovec online itinerary planner .

Drive from Lovran to Kumrovec in 3 hours. Traveling from Lovran in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kumrovec, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Varazdin.

Things to do in Kumrovec

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dvor Veliki Tabor
Highlights from your plan
Staro selo museum ©
Staro selo museum
Dvor Veliki Tabor ©
Dvor Veliki Tabor

2
nights
Varazdin

Varazdin ©
Varaždīn is a city in Northern Croatia, 81km north of Zagreb. On the 15th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Muzej Grada Koprivnice, pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church & Monastery of St John the Baptist, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ursuline Church of the Birth of Christ, then explore the galleries of Old Castle (Stari Grad), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Florian.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Varazdin vacation planner .

You can drive from Kumrovec to Varazdin in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Zagreb.

Things to do in Varazdin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cakovec, Muzej Grada Koprivnice
Highlights from your plan
Cakovec Castle ©
Cakovec Castle
Muzej Grada Koprivnice ©
Muzej Grada Koprivnice

4
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skydiving and Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) and Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Get out of town with these interesting Zagreb side-trips: Marija Bistrica Church (in Marija Bistrica) and Samobor Castle (in Samobor). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Tunel Gric, and see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum.

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Getting from Varazdin to Zagreb by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Samobor Castle, Marija Bistrica Church
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Medvednica ©
Medvednica
Zagreb 80's Museum ©
Zagreb 80's Museum

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bear Sanctuary and Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla. Escape the urban bustle at Rastoke and Veliki Prstavac. Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Plitvice Lakes National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bear Sanctuary, Rastoke, Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Rastoke ©
Rastoke
Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla ©
Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla

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.
Get some cultural insight at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and Vlaho Bukovac House. Get in touch with nature at Srebreno Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with these side-trips from Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Church of St Nicholas & Church of Our Lady of the Snow). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, enjoy the sand and surf at Sveti Jakov Beach, steep yourself in history at St. John's Fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cavtat, Srebreno Beach
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Srebreno Beach ©
Srebreno Beach

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 Shark Diving and Omis Cetina Canyon. Get some cultural insight at Putalj Winery and Fortress Starigrad (Fortica). Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Fortress Mirabella (Peovica) (in Omis) and Brela (Brela Beach & Punta Rata Beach). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, steep yourself in history at Old Split, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Split attractions planner .

Traveling by bus from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Omis, Brela, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Hvar

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mlini Beach and Dubovica. Popular historic sites such as Spanjola and Franciscan Monastery are in your itinerary. On the 5th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Milna, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bisevo.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Mlini Beach ©
Mlini Beach
Milna ©
Milna

1
night
Bisevo

Bisevo ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): Head underground at Cave Bisevo.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bisevo visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Hvar to Bisevo with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Trogir.

Things to do in Bisevo

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cave Bisevo ©
Cave Bisevo

3
nights
Trogir

Trogir ©
A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower. Historic City of Trogir and The Chapel of Ivan Orsini will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Trogir Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Dominic Monastery, contemplate the long history of Palace Cipiko, and get a sense of history and politics at The City Hall - Duke's Palace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Trogir online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bisevo to Trogir. In August, daily temperatures in Trogir can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Primosten.

Things to do in Trogir

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Primosten

Primosten ©
Primošten is a town in Croatia, and a part of the Šibenik-Knin County. Take a break from the city and head to Sokolarski Raptor Centre and Krka National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten and St.Lawrence Church and Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Primosten side-trips: Sibenik (Church of Gospe van Grada, Church of St. Nicholas, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Velika Raduca Beach and pause for some photo ops at Our Lady Of Loretto Statue.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Primosten trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Trogir to Primosten takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Primosten are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Primosten

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sibenik, Krka National Park
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Zadar

Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Roko Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jurja Church, and then kick back and relax at Simuni Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zadar trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Primosten to Zadar in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zadar when traveling from Primosten in August, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trips

St. Jurja Church, Simuni Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Simuni Beach ©
Simuni Beach
Zadar Cathedral ©
Zadar Cathedral

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