29 days in Croatia Itinerary

29 days in Croatia Itinerary

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29 days in Croatia Itinerary

London
Fly:  5​h
Zagreb
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
Zadar
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Pula
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 4 nights
ferry:  30​min
Bol, Brac Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
Split
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
London

3
days
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, and examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zagreb day trip app

London, UK to Zagreb is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from London in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Zagreb, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

3
days
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Cascades. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park travel itinerary planner

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Plitvice Lakes National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Zadar.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Cascades ©
Cascades
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes

2
days
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): make a trip to Zadar City Gate, don't miss a visit to The Greeting to the Sun, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and finally make a trip to Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ). On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of City Sentinel and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zadar online trip maker

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. June in Zadar sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Pula.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ) ©
Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

2
days
Pula

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
On the 2nd (Mon), wander the streets of STARI GRAD, take in panoramic vistas at Saint Euphemia Cathedral, choose your vessel at Istra Nautika (Marina Funtana), then contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica. On your second day here, experience rural life at Chiavalon Extra Virgin Olive Oil and then explore the ancient world of Pula Arena.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pula tour planner

Traveling by flight from Zadar to Pula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or take a bus. In July in Pula, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rovinj, Porec, Chiavalon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Istra Nautika (Marina Funtana)
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Pula Arena ©
Pula Arena
STARI GRAD ©
STARI GRAD
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica

4
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.
Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Gradske Zidine, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and contemplate the long history of Stradun.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik tour app

Traveling by flight from Pula to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Pula in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Dubrovnik. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

3
days
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
When in Korcula Town, make a side trip to see Vela Spila in Vela Luka, approximately 50 minutes away.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town trip itinerary builder website

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Dubrovnik in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Korcula Town: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vela Spila, Korcula Old City, Vinarija Toreta, Freestyle
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Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Badija ©
Badija

4
days
Hvar, Hvar Island

Hvar ©
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 nature, nightlife, outdoors, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, do a tasting at Tomic Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Sveta Nedilja, and get great views at Spanjola.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hvar road trip planner

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bol.

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Parks Outdoors Nature

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Tomic Winery
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja

3
days
Bol, Brac Island

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
When in Bol, make a side trip to see Jaksic Galerija in Donji Humac, approximately 54 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, get to know the fascinating history of Golden horn from above, and get outside with Zoo Station Bol.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bol trip itinerary app

Bol is just a stone's throw from Hvar. When traveling from Hvar in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bol: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Bol

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Side Trip

Jaksic Galerija
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Zlatni Rat Beach ©
Zlatni Rat Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zoo Station Bol ©
Zoo Station Bol

4
days
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Trogir (Trogir Historic Site & The St. Lawrence Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, explore the world behind art at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, admire the striking features of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, and take a memorable drive along Split Outdoor Adventure.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Split trip maker

Traveling by ferry from Bol to Split takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bol in July: highs in Split hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Trogir
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius ©
Mestrovic Gallery ©
Mestrovic Gallery

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