16 days in Croatia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: London
train:  5​h 30​min
1
Zagreb
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bol, Brac Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Mljet National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Krka National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 18th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, browse the exhibits of Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Image of War - Photography Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Zagreb trip planner .

London, UK to Zagreb is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Zagreb, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Zagreb hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Historic Sites Adventure
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Atelier Mestrovic ©
Atelier Mestrovic
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb ©
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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.
On the 20th (Tue), admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes, identify plant and animal life at Konjicki Klub Rakovica, then admire the sheer force of Veliki Prstavac, then admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park journey builder site .

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Diving and Fortress Starigrad (Fortica). Appreciate the collections at Galerija Mestrovic and Live Museum Split. Take a break from Split with a short trip to Fortress Mirabella (Peovica) in Omis, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and steep yourself in history at Old Split.

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You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Split sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Omis, Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

3
nights
Bol, Brac Island

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Visit Murvica Beach and Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Golden horn from above. Go for a jaunt from Bol to Sumartin to see Sumartin Beach about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paklina Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, don't miss a visit to Stone, and do a tasting at Stina.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bol trip planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Bol takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bol are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mljet National Park.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Stone, Murvica Beach, Sumartin Beach
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Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

2
nights
Mljet National Park

Mljet National Park
For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mljet National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Bol to Mljet National Park takes 6 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mljet National Park can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Mljet National Park

Parks Nature
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2
nights
Krka National Park

Krka National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krka Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Visovac Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Krcic River, delve into the distant past at Knin Fortress, and then steep yourself in history at Burnum - principum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Krka National Park road trip planning tool .

Drive from Mljet National Park to Krka National Park in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Knin, Burnum - principum, Krka Monastery
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Knin Fortress ©
Knin Fortress
Krka Monastery ©
Krka Monastery
Visovac Monastery ©
Visovac Monastery

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb online holiday planner .

Getting from Krka National Park to Zagreb by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Krka National Park in August; daily highs in Zagreb reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of Arts and Crafts ©
Museum of Arts and Crafts
Zagreb City Museum ©
Zagreb City Museum
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption

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