19 days in Croatia Itinerary

19 days in Croatia Itinerary

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19 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Umag
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Zagreb
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Umag

Umag ©
Umag is a coastal city in Istria, Croatia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Umag: Motovun (Ancient City Walls, Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun, & more), Buzet (Food Tours & Aura Distillery) and Porec (Jama - Grotta Baredine, Porec Old Town, & more). The adventure continues: cool off at Aquapark Istralandia, make a trip to Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia, get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, and take a stroll through The town of Hum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Umag day trip app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Umag is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Umag is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Umag

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Porec, Motovun, Buzet, Novigrad, Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia
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Aura Distillery ©
Aura Distillery
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town
Aquapark Istralandia ©
Aquapark Istralandia

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally wander the streets of Lower Town. Keep things going the next day: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, then make a trip to Tkalciceva, and finally don't miss a visit to Ban Josip Jelačić Square.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip builder .

Traveling by car from Umag to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

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

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.
On the 9th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park route maker website .

Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

1
night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zadar trip builder tool .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In September in Zadar, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Transportation
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 11th (Fri), make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, walk around Marjan Park, then see the interesting displays at Froggyland, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Split trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Split, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Historic City of Trogir, Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, and then take some stellar pictures from Spanjola.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hvar day trip tool .

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hvar are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 16th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, then see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the waterfront activity at Vela Luka Marina, then kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina, and finally make a trip to Atelier Abel.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 5 hours. September in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Vela Przina Beach, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Vela Luka Marina
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Old Town, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

Drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In September in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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