14 days in Croatia Itinerary

14 days in Croatia Itinerary

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14 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Maastricht
Train + Fly:  7​h
1
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Zadar
— Few hours
4
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Krka National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
8
Jelsa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Lumbarda
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Maastricht

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 27th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Medvednica, then look for gifts at Jasmina i lutkice, and then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zagreb journey planner .

Maastricht, Holland to Zagreb is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Maastricht in July: highs in Zagreb hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Medvednica ©
Medvednica
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

1
night
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 29th (Wed): explore the activities along Galovac Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake, then admire the sheer force of Batinovac Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Getting from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac
Ciginovac Lake ©
Ciginovac Lake

few
hours
Zadar

Zadar
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 26th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Modric Cave (Modric Spilja). On the next day, choose your vessel at Boat Rentals.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zadar tour planner.

Maastricht, Holland to Zadar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maastricht in July: highs in Zadar hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Parks
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night
Zadar

Zadar ©
On the 30th (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, then don't miss a visit to The Forum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nin's Lagoon.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zadar trip itinerary builder app .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Nin's Lagoon
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Nin's Lagoon ©
Nin's Lagoon
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
The Forum ©
The Forum

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day
Krka National Park

Krka National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Krka Monastery and then explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Krka National Park trip builder .

Getting from Zadar to Krka National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in July since evenings lows in Krka National Park dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Krka Monastery, Krka National Park
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Krka Monastery ©
Krka Monastery

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Split Market. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Filigran Split, then contemplate the long history of Old Split, and then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Split trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Krka National Park to Split takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Split are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Historic City of Trogir
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Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Old Split ©
Old Split

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dominican Monastery, stop by House of Nature, then take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sveti Jakov Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik visit planner .

Traveling by bus from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jelsa.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

2
nights
Jelsa

Jelsa ©
Jelsa is a town in Croatia, on the island of Hvar, the seat of the eponymous municipalityGeographyThe town of Jelsa is situated in a bay on the middle of the north coast of the island of Hvar. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Stari Grad Museum, admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, then kick back and relax at Exotic Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sveta Nedilja. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary’s Church and Fortress and then learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jelsa trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dubrovnik to Jelsa. In August, daytime highs in Jelsa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lumbarda.

Things to do in Jelsa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sveta Nedilja, Stari Grad Museum, Franciscan Monastery
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Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Tomic Winery ©
Tomic Winery

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night
Lumbarda

Lumbarda ©
On the 7th (Fri), do a tasting at Lovric Winery, look for gifts at OPG Komparak, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Tower Kanalevic, and finally steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Lumbarda trip planner .

You can drive from Jelsa to Lumbarda in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lumbarda

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Korcula Town
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Lovric Winery ©
Lovric Winery

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