43 days in Croatia Itinerary

43 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zagreb
— 3 nights
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
3
Novalja
— 3 nights
4
Zadar
— 4 nights
5
Split
— 4 nights
6
Hvar
— 4 nights
7
Makarska
— 4 nights
8
Zaostrog
— 6 nights
9
Korcula Town
— 8 nights
10
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights

3
nights
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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

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Sydney, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Zagreb to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Walking tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Novalja.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

3
nights
Novalja

Novalja ©
Novalja is a town in the north of the island of Pag in the Croatian part of Adriatic Sea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Novalja: Lukovo Beach (in Senj), Bosana Beach Pag (in Pag) and Komrcar Park (in Rab Town). The adventure continues: make a trip to Rucica Beach, stop by Sirana Gligora, enjoy the sand and surf at Simuni Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Vrtovi Lunjskih Maslina.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Novalja day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Novalja takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Novalja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kolan, Lukovo Beach, Komrcar Park, Bosana Beach Pag, Main Square Trg Kralja Pedra Kresimira IV
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Simuni Beach ©
Simuni Beach
Komrcar Park ©
Komrcar Park
Rucica Beach ©
Rucica Beach

4
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Take a break from Zadar with a short trip to The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik in Sibenik, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zadar journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Novalja to Zadar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Tours Outdoors Transportation

Side Trip

The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
When in Split, make a side trip to see Church Of St. Roch in Kastel Novi, approximately Kastel Novi away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Split day trip site.

Drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in July since evenings lows in Split dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Hvar

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.
On the 8th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, and stop by Delicia Shop Hvar.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hvar driving holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Makarska.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

4
nights
Makarska

Makarska ©
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Makarska: Starigrad Fortress (in Omis) and Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin). There's much more to do: stroll around Nature Park Biokovo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Biokovo, kick back and relax at Tucepi Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Muzej Riba i Rakova.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Makarska online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hvar to Makarska takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zaostrog.

Things to do in Makarska

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Punta Rata Beach, Starigrad Fortress, Tucepi Beach, Plisivac Beach, Sumartin Beach
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Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Nature Park Biokovo ©
Nature Park Biokovo
Makarska Harbour ©
Makarska Harbour

6
nights
Zaostrog

Zaostrog ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zaostrog: Abbey of the Holy Cross (in Zivogosce), Kapetanovic Fortress (in Vrgorac) and Perna Inlet (in Sucuraj).

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zaostrog trip planner.

Traveling by car from Makarska to Zaostrog takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Zaostrog can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will leave for Korcula Town on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Zaostrog

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Zivogosce, The Church of St. Michael, Kapetanovic Fortress, Perna Inlet, Saints Hills VINARIA
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Franciscan Monastery of St. Mary ©
Franciscan Monastery of St. Mary
Saints Hills VINARIA ©
Saints Hills VINARIA

8
nights
Korcula Town

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Korcula Town side-trips: Vela Luka (Vela Spila & Proizd Island), River Rafting & Tubing (in Blato) and Orebic (Trstenica Beach & Waterskiing & Jetskiing). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Korcula Old City, take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina, head outdoors with Freestyle, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Korcula Town attractions app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zaostrog to Korcula Town. In July, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Island, Vela Luka, Orebic, River Rafting & Tubing
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Lovric Winery ©
Lovric Winery

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, thensteep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, and then take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): wander the streets of Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online 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. In July, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Parks
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Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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