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
Fly:  2​h
2
Zadar
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Split
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Dubrovnik
— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Broken Relationships and Upper Town (Gornji Grad). You'll explore and learn at Atelier Mestrovic and Zagreb 80's Museum. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb itinerary planner.

London, UK to Zagreb is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Zagreb, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

5
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Step out of the city life by going to Simuni Beach and Podvrske Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Bosana Beach Pag and Jadro Beach. Step out of Zadar with an excursion to Cigrada Beach in Murter--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Punta Rozica Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Roko Church, see the interesting displays at Solana Nin Salt Museum, and don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

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You can fly from Zagreb to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Zadar, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Murter, Jadro Beach, Bosana Beach Pag, Solana Nin Salt Museum, Simuni Beach
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Simuni Beach ©
Simuni Beach
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

4
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Appreciate the collections at Museum uja and Froggyland. Get some historical perspective at Palazzo di Diocleziano and Church Of St. Roch. Venture out of the city with trips to Dubovica Beach (in Zarace), Paklina Beach (in Bol) and Mekicevica Beach (in Hvar). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split, and admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Split driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Split can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Paklina Beach, Museum uja, Dubovica Beach, Mekicevica Beach
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Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Sunj Beach. You'll explore and learn at War Photo Limited and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, browse the exhibits of Rector's Palace, take a stroll through Old Town, and step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip builder site .

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Neighborhoods Adventure

Side Trip

Sunj Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Kayaking & Canoeing

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