20 days in Croatia Itinerary

20 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Fly to Zadar Airport, Drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly
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Split
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hvar
— 2 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik
— 8 nights
Fly

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Plitvice Lakes National Park — 2 nights

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
When in Plitvice Lakes National Park, make a side trip to see Rastoke in Slunj, approximately Slunj away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, explore the activities along Burgeti Lakes, admire the sheer force of Great Cascades, and take in the dramatic natural features at Barac Caves.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Ha'il, Saudi Arabia to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.
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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 18th (Sun): walk around Strossmayer Square, stop by Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, shop like a local with Dolac Market, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally make a trip to Tkalciceva Street.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Split.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Split — 2 nights

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 20th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marjan Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Split holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zagreb in September: high temperatures in Split hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hvar.
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Hvar — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress, then admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, and then head off the coast to Jerolim. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Mlini Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hvar sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. September in Hvar sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Korcula Town.
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Korcula Town — 2 nights

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luka Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally stop by Croatica Naturolo. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Lovric Winery, cast your line with a fishing tour, steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls, then contemplate the long history of Kula Morska Vrata, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Korcula Town trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik — 8 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Cavtat (Cavtat Old Town & Cavtat Seaside Promenade) and Ston (Church, St. Nicholas & Stonske zidine - Ulaz). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zarkovica Animal Shelter, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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