8 days in Croatia & Shizuoka Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Croatia & Shizuoka Prefecture Itinerary

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Zagreb, Croatia
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ito, Japan
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Zagreb, Croatia

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip maker tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Zagreb is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. In April, Zagreb is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 22°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town and then head off the coast to Lokrum Island. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, then take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip website.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Ito.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Ito, Japan

— 3 nights
Not too far from the capital, Ito has developed a reputation as a resort town, with a fair portion of its area lying within a national park.
On the 16th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Izu Shaboten Zoo, stop by Omuro Mountain Lift, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Omuro, let the kids burn off some steam at Izu Granpal Park, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Izu Animal Kingdom, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shirahama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Georia, stroll around Shuzenji Nijino Sato, grab your bike and head to Cycle Sports Center, then see the interesting displays at Ikeda museum of 20th century art, and finally walk around Komuroyama Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ito trip itinerary website.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Ito in 18.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in April since evenings lows in Ito dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ito

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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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.

Shizuoka Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Shizuoka Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu. The capital is the city of Shizuoka, while Hamamatsu is the largest city by population.HistoryShizuoka Prefecture was formed from the former Tōtōmi, Suruga and Izu provinces.The area was the home of the first Tokugawa Shogun. Tokugawa Ieyasu held the region until he conquered the lands of the Hōjō clan in the Kantō region and placed land under the stewardship of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. After becoming shogun, Tokugawa took the land back for his family and put the area around modern-day Shizuoka city under the direct supervision of the shogunate. With the creation of Shizuoka han in 1868, it once again became the residence of the Tokugawa family.GeographyShizuoka Prefecture is an elongated region following the coast of the Pacific Ocean at the Suruga Bay. In the west, the prefecture extends deep into the Japan Alps. In the east, it becomes a narrower coast bounded in the north by Mount Fuji, until it comes to the Izu Peninsula, a popular resort area pointing south into the Pacific.

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