18 days in Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Croatia Itinerary

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18 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Koprivnica-Krizevci County
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  6​h 15​min
4
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
6
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Split
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Zagreb

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nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Escape the urban bustle at Medvednica and Jarun Lake. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) and Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Zagreb: Krapina Neanderthal Museum (in Krapina) and Grgic Vina (in Trstenik). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park, don't miss a visit to Tunel Gric, look for gifts at Dora, and see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip itinerary maker site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Zagreb. October in Zagreb sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koprivnica-Krizevci County.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Grgic Vina, Krapina Neanderthal Museum
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Krapina Neanderthal Museum ©
Krapina Neanderthal Museum
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Medvednica ©
Medvednica

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Koprivnica-Krizevci County

Koprivnica-Krizevci County ©
Koprivnica-Križevci County is a county in northern Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at Djurdjevacki pijesci and then see the interesting displays at Muzej Grada Koprivnice.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Koprivnica-Krizevci County travel route planning website .

You can drive from Zagreb to Koprivnica-Krizevci County in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Koprivnica-Krizevci County are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Koprivnica-Krizevci County

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Muzej Grada Koprivnice ©
Muzej Grada Koprivnice

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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 19th (Sat), explore the activities along Galovac Lake, explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, then look for all kinds of wild species at Konjicki Klub Rakovica, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Le Parc National de Plitvice and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park online journey planner .

Getting from Koprivnica-Krizevci County to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Galovac Lake ©
Galovac Lake
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

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Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): head outdoors with Freestyle, then make a trip to Korcula Town Walls, and then don't miss a visit to Kula Svih Svetih.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Korcula Town trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Korcula Town takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Freestyle
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Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Kula Svih Svetih ©
Kula Svih Svetih

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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.
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and Love Stories Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Zarkovica Animal Shelter and Lopud Island. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Vlaho Bukovac House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation, get great views at Minceta Fortress, and step off the mainland to explore Sipan.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Vlaho Bukovac House
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Vlaho Bukovac House ©
Vlaho Bukovac House
Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Benedictine Monastery and Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glavica Hill and Malo Grablje. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery, stroll through Hvar Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Vunetovo Craft Beer, and head outdoors with Spiaggia di Zarace.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Hvar by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Hvar, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hvar Island, Glavica Hill, Tomic Winery
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Hvar Beach ©
Hvar Beach
Tomic Winery ©
Tomic Winery
Malo Grablje ©
Malo Grablje

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nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Punta Rata Beach and Omis Cetina Canyon. Let the collections at Galerija Mestrovic and Etnografski muzej Split capture your imagination. Explore Split's surroundings by going to Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten (in Primosten), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Trogir) and Origin Croatian Cosmetics (in Omis). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tvrdic Honey, examine the collection at Live Museum Split, take an in-depth tour of Split Archaeological Museum, and make a trip to Pjaca.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Split can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Omis, Fishing Charters & Tours, Punta Rata Beach, Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten, Church Of St. Roch
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Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Omis Cetina Canyon ©
Omis Cetina Canyon
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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