40 days in Croatia Itinerary

40 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Fly
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Zagreb
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Rijeka
— 7 nights
Drive
3
Novigrad
— 2 nights
Fly to Split, Ferry to Hvar
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Split
— 5 nights
Ferry
6
Bol, Brac Island
— 4 nights
Taxi to Milna, Ferry to Lopud
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Lopud
— 1 night
Ferry
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Dubrovnik
— 6 nights
Drive
9
Zadar
— 3 nights
Bus to Split, Fly to Melbourne

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Zagreb — 4 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Old Town and Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at St. Mark's Church and Image of War - War Photography Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes National Park (Mali Buk & Sastavci) and Marija Bistrica Church (in Marija Bistrica). There's lots more to do: cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, pause for some photo ops at Plaque of Nikola Tesla, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zagreb Zoo, and take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip itinerary builder tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, you will find days in Zagreb are warmer (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). On the 11th (Thu), you're off to Rijeka.
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Rijeka — 7 nights

Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Trsat Castle and Kvadrac. You'll get in some beach time at Beach Havisce Jadranovo and Monty's Dog Beach and Bar. Get out of town with these interesting Rijeka side-trips: Church on San Marino Island (in Novi Vinodolski), Peperoncino Lovran (in Lovran) and Risnjak National Park (in Crni Lug). There's lots more to do: stroll through Medevja Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Korzo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, and kick back and relax at Sablicevo.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rijeka trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Zagreb to Rijeka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zagreb in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rijeka, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Novigrad.
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Novigrad — 2 nights

Novigrad is a village and municipality in Croatia in the Zadar County. Your day by day itinerary now includes Aquapark Istralandia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Aura Distillery and then cool off at Aquapark Istralandia. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Pinesta Beach.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Novigrad visit planner.

You can drive from Rijeka to Novigrad in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hvar.
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Hvar, Hvar Island — 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Dubovica Beach and Mlini Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress, take an in-depth tour of Stari Grad Museum, and admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Novigrad to Hvar by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Hvar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Split.
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Split — 5 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten and Cathedral of Saint Domnius are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir), Church Of St. Roch (in Kastel Novi) and Omiš (Origin Croatian Cosmetics, Fortress Mirabella (Peovica), &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Brela Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Rata Beach, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, and explore the world behind art at Mestroviceve Crikvine Kastilac.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Split tour itinerary builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. In June in Split, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Bol.
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Bol, Brac Island — 4 nights

An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions.
You've now added Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) to your itinerary. Dolina Blaca and Supetar cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Lovrecina Bay and Sumartin Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bol: Museum of Brac (in Skrip) and Parish Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (in Sutivan). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pick up some new knowledge with Zoo Station Bol, and enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bol online sightseeing planner.

Ride a ferry from Split to Bol in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lopud.
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Lopud — 1 night

You've now added Sunj Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Sutvrac Fortress, look for gifts at Unique Home Decor Handmade Art, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunj Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Your black horizon Art Pavilion.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lopud trip planner.

Getting from Bol to Lopud by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Lopud are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik — 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Walls of Dubrovnik and Lokrum Island. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Srebreno Beach and Sveti Jakov Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Cavtat (Vlaho Bukovac House, Cavtat Old Town, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, race across the water with a speed boat tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady of Mercy, and contemplate the long history of Synagogue.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik travel itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Lopud to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zadar.
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Zadar — 3 nights

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Get some cultural insight at Church of St. Donat and Narodni trg u Zadru. Step off the beaten path and head to Šimuni Beach and Cista Beach. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, stop by Natura Zara, make a trip to The Forum, and delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zadar road trip site.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Zadar by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zadar, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Croatia travel guide

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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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