8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia trip planner

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— 2 nights
Fly to Pula Airport, Drive to Jadranovo
— 1 night
Krk Island
— 2 nights
— 1 night



— 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 15th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Stradun, visit Old Town, and then examine the collection at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. Keep things going the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, then take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, and finally head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

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Toronto, Canada to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Toronto in May, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Jadranovo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours


— 1 night
Jadranovo is a small coastal town in the northern coast of Croatia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stop by Kredenca Gift Shop and then stroll through Zeleni Vir.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Jadranovo online tour builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dubrovnik to Jadranovo. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Krk Island.

Things to do in Jadranovo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

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Krk Island

— 2 nights

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Baska, enjoy the sand and surf at Stara Baska (Old Baska), and then head off the coast to Košljun.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Krk Island attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Jadranovo to Krk Island takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Krk Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Krk Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites


— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Lower Town, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Krk Island to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Krk Island in May, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Museums

Croatia travel guide

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.