7 days in Croatia Itinerary

7 days in Croatia Itinerary

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7 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
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Zagreb
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zadar
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Zagreb

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): meet the residents at Maksimir, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb journey maker site .

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major airport is Zagreb Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Maksimir ©
Maksimir
Room Escape Games
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip website .

Getting from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

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nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Bring the kids along to Dubovica and Znjan City Beach. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace, have fun and explore at Museum of Senses Split, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, and kick back and relax at Firule Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Split day trip planner .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Split can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Dubovica
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Museum of Senses Split ©
Museum of Senses Split

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night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Paseo Maritimo, then make a trip to The Forum, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jadro Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zadar online itinerary maker .

You can drive from Split to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Split in September since evenings lows in Zadar dip to 15°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Jadro Beach
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
The Forum ©
The Forum

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