17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Skrip, Brac Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
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, examine the collection at Museum of Illusions, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Zagreb is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, expect Zagreb to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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 14th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Mali Buk and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke, then make a trip to Baraceve Spilje, and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Lower Lakes.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip tool .

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 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Rastoke ©
Rastoke

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, adventure, parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, admire the striking features of Grisogono - Cipci Palace, and steep yourself in history at Old Split.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Split sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Split sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Skrip.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Gaspina mlinica, Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Skrip, Brac Island

Skrip ©
On the 19th (Sun), do a tasting at Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac, do a tasting at Senjkovic Winery, then see the interesting displays at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, then examine the collection at Museum uja, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Oil.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Skrip trip maker tool .

You can drive from Split to Skrip in 2 hours. In April in Skrip, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Skrip

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Nerezisca
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The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip ©
The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip
Museum uja ©
Museum uja
Senjkovic Winery ©
Senjkovic Winery

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Korcula Town side-trips: Vela Luka Marina (in Vela Luka) and Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Freestyle, get to know the fascinating history of Kula Svih Svetih, admire the landmark architecture of Revelin Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Skrip to Korcula Town in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Ethno Museum Barilo, Freestyle, Vela Luka Marina
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Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Vela Luka Marina ©
Vela Luka Marina
Badija ©
Badija

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Buza Gate, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip maker website .

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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