15 days in Croatia Itinerary

15 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Zagreb
— 4 nights
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Opatija
— 2 nights
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Krk Island
— 1 night
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
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Makarska
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
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Zagreb

— 4 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jarun Lake. Museum-lovers will get to explore Croatian Museum of Naive Art and Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hunt for treasures at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, make a trip to King Tomislav Square, and pause for some photo ops at Strijeljanje talaca.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zagreb online tour itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Zagreb is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Zagreb is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in March: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 16°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Opatija.

Things to do in Zagreb

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:

Opatija

— 2 nights
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stop by Volosko, then don't miss a visit to Maiden With The Seagull, then explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle, and finally examine the collection at Peek & Poke Computer Museum. On the next day, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, sample the fine beverages at Aura Distillery, and then take a stroll through The town of Hum.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Opatija day trip tool.

You can drive from Zagreb to Opatija in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zagreb in March, Opatija is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Krk Island.

Things to do in Opatija

Neighborhoods · Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Krk Island

— 1 night

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Baska, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stara Baska (Old Baska), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Oprna Bay.

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Traveling by car from Opatija to Krk Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Krk Island

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): Head underground at Barac Caves, then explore the activities along Gradinsko Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Korana River, and finally explore the activities along The Lower Lakes. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mali Buk, and then identify plant and animal life at Rastoke.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Krk Island to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Makarska.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

Makarska

— 1 night
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Makarska Harbour, then kick back and relax at Tucepi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nugal Beach.

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You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Makarska in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Makarska can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Makarska

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Dubrovnik

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Let the collections at Museum of Croatian War of Independence and Maritime Museum capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sveti Jakov Beach and St. John's Fortress. Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Cavtat (Church of Our Lady of the Snow & Cavtat Cemetery). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, sample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip website.

Getting from Makarska to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 21:

Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.