8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia planner

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Zagreb
— 1 night
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trogir
— 1 night
Drive
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Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
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Pula
— 1 night
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Zagreb

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 3rd (Tue), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then make a trip to Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ban Josip Jelačić Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip planning tool.

Prague, Czech Republic to Zagreb is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Prague in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zagreb: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap, take in the dramatic scenery at Mali Buk, Head underground at Barac Caves, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke, and finally explore the ancient world of Stari grad Slunj. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gradinsko Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at The Upper Lakes.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Trogir.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trogir

— 1 night

Stone Beauty

A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see Quad Adventures, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then make a trip to Trogir Square.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Trogir trip maker.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Trogir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. November in Trogir sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Trogir

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Dubrovnik

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): cast your line with a fishing tour, then brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Croatian War of Independence, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Brsalje Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Nicholas, stroll the grounds of Cavtat Cemetery, kick back and relax at Sveti Jakov Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, then admire the landmark architecture of Minceta Fortress, and finally steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik road trip site.

You can drive from Trogir to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. November in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
On the 10th (Tue), admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi, then relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Glavani Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pula trip planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Pula in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Pula. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.