20 days in Croatia & Mostar Itinerary

20 days in Croatia & Mostar Itinerary

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20 days in Croatia & Mostar Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Krk Island, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  6​h
4
Bol, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Vis, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Bring the kids along to Recreational Sports Center Jarun and Maksimir. Change things up with a short trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park in Plitvice Lakes National Park (about 1h 50 min away). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zagreb trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Zagreb at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Pula.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Room Escape Games
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at MEMO Museum Pula, then kick back and relax at Debeljak Beach, and then kick back and relax at Plovanije Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Felsen Strand, and then stroll through Penizule Beach.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pula vacation planner .

Getting from Zagreb to Pula by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pula can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Krk Island.

Things to do in Pula

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Premantura
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Debeljak Beach ©
Debeljak Beach
MEMO Museum Pula ©
MEMO Museum Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

2
nights
Krk Island, Croatia

Krk Island ©
A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
On the 5th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Adriatic aquarium Baska, contemplate the waterfront views at Oprna Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stara Baska (Old Baska), and finally meet the residents at Aquarium Terrarium. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Underwater park Punat, kick back and relax at Potovosce, and then don't miss a visit to Vrbnik.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Krk Island trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Pula to Krk Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Pula in July, Krk Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Bol.

Things to do in Krk Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Oprna Bay ©
Oprna Bay
Stara Baska (Old Baska) ©
Stara Baska (Old Baska)
Adriatic aquarium Baska ©
Adriatic aquarium Baska

2
nights
Bol, Croatia

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.
On the 7th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Golden horn from above, kick back and relax at Murvica Beach, and then stroll through Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn). On the next day, kick back and relax at Paklina Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sumartin Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bol trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Krk Island to Bol by combination of car and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Vis.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach
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Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Golden horn from above ©
Golden horn from above

2
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Vis, Croatia

Vis ©
On the 9th (Thu), kick back and relax at Stiniva Cove and then stroll through Beach Prirovo Vis. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Green Cave, then kick back and relax at Srebrna Bay, and then contemplate the waterfront views at St Juraj’s Inlet.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vis trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Bol to Vis in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Vis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Island of Vis
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Stiniva Cove ©
Stiniva Cove
Green Cave ©
Green Cave

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, and finally explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Firule Beach, walk around Marjan Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner .

You can drive from Vis to Split in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
River Rafting & Tubing
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Jablanicas Lake and then take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most).

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You can drive from Split to Mostar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Split in July, Mostar is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Jablanicas Lake ©
Jablanicas Lake

3
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a stroll through Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Mostar to Dubrovnik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mostar in July: highs in Dubrovnik hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Speed Boats Tours
Room Escape Games

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