7 days in Croatia Itinerary

7 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Sibenik
— 1 night
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Novigrad
— 1 night
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Starigrad-Paklenica
— 1 night
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Drive to Zigljen, Ferry to Prizna, Drive to Pula
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Pula
— 1 night
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Senj
— 1 night
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
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Zagreb

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Sibenik

— 1 night
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Sibenik City Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium Terrarium Sibenik, stroll through Sokolarski Raptor Centre, then kick back and relax at Strand Banj, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael's Fortress.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sibenik holiday builder app.

Split to Sibenik is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Sibenik are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Novigrad.

Things to do in Sibenik

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Novigrad

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Fortica Castle, then learn about winemaking at Vinarija Skaulj, and then see the interesting displays at Etnographic Museum Novigrad.

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Traveling by car from Sibenik to Novigrad takes an hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sibenik in September since evenings lows in Novigrad dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Starigrad-Paklenica.

Things to do in Novigrad

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

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Starigrad-Paklenica

— 1 night
On the 15th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Vecka Kula and then hike along Mountain Traveller Croatia.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Starigrad-Paklenica online trip planner.

You can drive from Novigrad to Starigrad-Paklenica in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Starigrad-Paklenica are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Starigrad-Paklenica

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Pula

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for gifts at Dolija 08, then explore the ancient world of Pula Arena, then do a tasting at Benazic Winery, and finally examine the collection at Museum Olei Histriae.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pula trip app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Starigrad-Paklenica to Pula takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Pula sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Senj.

Things to do in Pula

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Senj

— 1 night
Senj is an old town on the upper Adriatic coast in Croatia, in the foothills of the Mala Kapela and Velebit mountains.The symbol of the town is the Nehaj Fortress which was completed in 1558. On the 17th (Thu), kick back and relax at Lukovo Beach and then stroll through Prva Draga Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Senj tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Pula to Senj by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Senj, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Senj

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Supljara cave, explore the activities along Ciginovac Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Great Cascades, then explore the activities along Milanovac Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Milino, and finally explore the activities along Burgeti Lakes.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park holiday planner.

Drive from Senj to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks
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Zagreb

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 19th (Sat), push the limits with an extreme tour, get engrossed in the history at Image of War - War Photography Museum, and then examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zagreb day trip website.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Zagreb are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Adventure · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.