16 days in Croatia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Rovinj
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Skradin
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Ferry:  3​h 45​min
7
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Zagreb

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, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pick up some local products at Dolac Market, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, and admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb tour planner .

London, UK to Zagreb is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from London in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zagreb, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

2
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, have some family-friendly fun at Alpha Strike Laser Tag, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town and then make a splash at Aquapark Istralandia.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovinj road trip website .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Rovinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Rovinj are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pula, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Porec Old Town, Aquapark Istralandia
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

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 16th (Sat): explore the activities along Milanovac Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Batinovac Waterfall, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

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Traveling by car from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Skradin.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

1
night
Skradin

Skradin ©
Skradin is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia, with a population about 3,986 . Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): do a tasting at Ante Sladic Vino and then explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Skradin trip planner.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Skradin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Skradin

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Krka National Park
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Ante Sladic Vino ©
Ante Sladic Vino

3
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, wildlife, parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and steep yourself in history at Old Split.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Split attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Skradin to Split in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Gaspina mlinica
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, nature, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Spanjola, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery, and stroll through Mekicevica Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvar online trip builder .

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Speed Boats Tours

3
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, adventure, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, make a trip to Pile Gate, and get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

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You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Kayaking & Canoeing

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