15 days in Croatia Itinerary

15 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Sibenik
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Krka National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Zadar
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
6
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Roko, thenpause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch. On the next day, make a trip to Split Synagogue, stop by Filigran Split, thensee the interesting displays at Froggyland, thensteep yourself in history at Old Split, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bacvice Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Split online trip maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Split is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Split at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sibenik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Spas
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Split Archaeological Museum ©
Split Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Sibenik

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten and Beach Slanica. Step out of the city life by going to Sokolarski Raptor Centre and Cigrada Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Primosten (Primosten Honey shop Gracin, Velika Raduca Beach, &more) and Podvrske Beach (in Murter). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Rak Winery, contemplate the long history of St. Michael's Fortress, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Sibenik online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Split to Sibenik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Sibenik, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Sibenik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Primosten, Murter
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Rak Winery ©
Rak Winery
St. Michael's Fortress ©
St. Michael's Fortress

1
night
Krka National Park

Krka National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Visovac Monastery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Krka National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Sibenik to Krka National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Krka National Park are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Visiting Simuni Beach and Cista Beach will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Zadar Cathedral and Iglesia de San Elias - St Elias Church. Step out of Zadar to go to Vir and see Jadro Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Narodni trg u Zadru, don't miss a visit to Bell Tower, see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zadar online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Krka National Park to Zadar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Krka National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zadar, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nin, Cista Beach, Simuni Beach, Jadro Beach
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Zadar Cathedral ©
Zadar Cathedral
Simuni Beach ©
Simuni Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park and then admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Mali Buk, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Gradinsko Lake, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, and finally explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park journey website.

Traveling by bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

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

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Skydiving. Lower Town and Zagreb 80's Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Zgrada Doma sindikata - Trgovacki Casino (in Cakovec) and Varazdin (Ursuline Church of the Birth of Christ & Old Castle (Stari Grad)). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, take a stroll through Strossmayer Promenade, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Zagreb trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Zagreb are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Varazdin, Zgrada Doma sindikata - Trgovacki Casino
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Lower Town
Lower Town
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Castle (Stari Grad) ©
Old Castle (Stari Grad)

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