17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia attractions planner

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Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Opatija
— 1 night
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3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Drive
4
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive
5
Trogir
— 1 day
Drive
6
Split
— 2 nights
Ferry
7
Hvar
— 4 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town
— 1 night
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Vela Luka
Drive
10
Blato
— 1 night
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11
Lumbarda
— 1 night
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12
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights

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Zagreb

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and finally look for gifts at Take Me Home.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb trip app.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Zagreb is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Opatija.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Opatija

— 1 night
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stop by Kredenca Opatija, then visit Volosko, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Opatija route builder.

Drive from Zagreb to Opatija in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Opatija when traveling from Zagreb in September, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Opatija

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Opatija to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Zadar

— 1 night
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zadar trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Trogir on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Trogir

— 1 day

Stone Beauty

A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Trogir online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Trogir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Trogir when traveling from Zadar in September, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Trogir

Transportation · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

Split

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 11th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, get a dose of the wild on Avere Tourism, and then contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Split itinerary builder app.

Getting from Trogir to Split by car takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Hvar

— 4 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Hvar is known for sightseeing, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanish Fortress, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar holiday planning app.

Ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

Korcula Town

— 1 night
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 16th (Thu), make a trip to Korcula Old City and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Korcula Town online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vela Luka.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Vela Luka

Vela Luka is a small town and a municipality in Dubrovnik-Neretva County in southern Dalmatia, Croatia. To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vela Luka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Vela Luka takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Vela Luka can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You will leave for Blato on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Vela Luka

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Blato

— 1 night
On the 17th (Fri), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Blato trip builder site.

Blato is just a short distance from Vela Luka. In September, daily temperatures in Blato can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lumbarda.

Things to do in Blato

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Lumbarda

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vela Przina Beach and then do a tasting at Lovric Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vaja Bay.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lumbarda trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Blato to Lumbarda takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Lumbarda

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Dubrovnik

— 3 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.
On the 22nd (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: visit Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and get a taste of the local shopping with Art by Stjepko.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Lumbarda to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Croatia travel guide

4.5
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.

Hvar Island travel guide

4.2
Lookouts · Nightlife · Islands
Island of the Sun
Hvar Island, "the queen of the Dalmatian islands," draws visitors to its beaches lapped by the crystal blue sea. Croatia's sunniest and longest island offers a mild climate, secluded pebble coves, ancient olive trees, vast lavender fields, and pine-forested hills. An important strategic and nautical point since prehistoric times, the island has been building its unique identity ever since. Experience the flavor of Hvar Island in small inns serving homemade wines, as locals sing old island songs. In contrast, the cosmopolitan Hvar offers luxurious five-star hotels, which can attract celebrities (and drive prices up). For a true Hvar experience, try private accommodations like hostels and apartments at private houses, which can service more diverse crowd. The town is crisscrossed by cobbled streets lined with Venetian palaces and offers exciting nightlife.

Korcula Island travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Fishing Charters & Tours