8 days in Croatia, Timisoara & Sarajevo Itinerary

8 days in Croatia, Timisoara & Sarajevo Itinerary

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Timisoara, Romania
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Makarska, Croatia
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Split, Croatia
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Krka National Park, Croatia
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Timisoara, Romania
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Timisoara, Romania

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Timișoara is the capital city of Timiș County, and the main social, economic and cultural centre in western Romania.The third most populous city in the country, with 319,279 inhabitants as of the 2011 census, Timișoara is the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church, then make a trip to Piata Victoriei, and then walk around Central Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Timisoara journey planner.

Craiova to Timisoara is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Timisoara are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Timisoara

Parks · Historic Sites

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 1 night

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, then steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sarajevo trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Timisoara to Sarajevo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

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 10th (Mon): head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Makarska.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Nature
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Makarska, Croatia

— 1 night
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Makarska travel planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Makarska by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Makarska sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Split.

Things to do in Makarska

Parks · Nature
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Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Split trip planner.

Drive from Makarska to Split in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Split, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Split

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Krka National Park, Croatia

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Visovac Monastery.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Krka National Park journey maker website.

You can drive from Split to Krka National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Historic Sites
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 13th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, then explore the activities along Ciginovac Lake, and then admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park day trip tool.

You can drive from Krka National Park to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature

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.
For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zagreb trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Zagreb are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Timisoara.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Timisoara, Romania

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Bruck House, get a tailor-made plan with Timisoara Tour Guide, and then make a trip to Unirii Square.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Timisoara day trip planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Timisoara in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Timisoara

Wineries · 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.