10 days in Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Croatia Itinerary

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10 days in Croatia Itinerary

Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h
Zagreb
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
Zadar
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Split
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
Los Angeles

2
days
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
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 4th (Tue): wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, then partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, and finally stop by Kredenca Zagreb. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Lower Town, don't miss a visit to Ban Josip Jelačić Square, then don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Park Maksimir.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
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Museum of Broken Relationships

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

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 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Zadar.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Zadar

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Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Zadar City Gate, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to The Forum, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and finally make a trip to Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ).

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zadar trip app .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Split.

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Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ) ©
Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar City Gate ©
Zadar City Gate

2
days
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Mestrovic Gallery, admire the striking features of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, and then take in the pleasant sights at Port of Split.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Split road trip website .

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Split. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Dubrovnik.

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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
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Mestrovic Gallery

3
days
Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Gradske Zidine, take a stroll through Old Town, enjoy breathtaking views from Gornji Ugao Tower, and contemplate the long history of Stradun.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online attractions planner .

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
Dubrovnik Cable Car ©
Dubrovnik Cable Car

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