15 days in Croatia Itinerary

15 days in Croatia Itinerary

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15 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 day
Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Zadar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Krka National Park
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h
5
Sibenik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Ferry:  3 h 30 min
8
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
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 8th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb driving holiday planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Zagreb is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Zagreb. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in April; daily highs in Zagreb reach 22°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

1
day
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 9th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park attractions site.

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Zadar.

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

2
nights
Zadar

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 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, make a trip to The Forum, delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, then don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), and finally make a trip to Paseo Maritimo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zadar vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Zadar sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

1
day
Krka National Park

Krka National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Visovac Monastery and then explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Krka National Park trip planning website.

You can drive from Zadar to Krka National Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Krka National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Sibenik.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Krka National Park
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Visovac Monastery ©
Visovac Monastery

1
night
Sibenik

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
You've now added St. Michael's Fortress to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik and then steep yourself in history at St. Michael's Fortress.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Sibenik trip planner.

Sibenik is very close to Krka National Park. April in Sibenik sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Sibenik

Historic Sites
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The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik
St. Michael's Fortress ©
St. Michael's Fortress

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Marjan Park, Old Split and Palazzo di Diocleziano. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo di Diocleziano, and then steep yourself in history at Old Split.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Split online visit planner.

You can drive from Sibenik to Split in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Split are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for Hvar on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

3
nights
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.
Tvrdalj Castle has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hvar vacation planner.

Getting from Split to Hvar by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Hvar sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will leave for Dubrovnik on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tvrdalj Castle
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Stradun, Sponza Palace, Church of Saint Blaise, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, make a trip to Pile Gate, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and browse the exhibits of Samostan Sv.klare.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Stradun ©
Stradun

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