25 days in Croatia Itinerary

25 days in Croatia Itinerary

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25 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  7​h
1
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Rijeka
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Pula
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Zadar
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Sibenik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Cluj-Napoca

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mimara Museum, Medvednica and Lower Town. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb tour planner .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Zagreb is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Zagreb, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Zagreb are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Rijeka.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

2
nights
Rijeka

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Your list of things to see and do now includes Rijeka City Museum, Old Gateway (Roman Arch), The Islamic Center of Rijeka, and other attractions. On the 4th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Korzo, step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Trsat's Sanctuary, then don't miss a visit to The Islamic Center of Rijeka, and finally explore the ancient world of Old Gateway (Roman Arch). Here are some ideas for day two: catch a live performance at Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc, don't miss a visit to Gradski Toranj (City Tower), examine the collection at St. Vitus Cathedral, then admire the striking features of The Modello Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Rijeka City Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Rijeka route maker app .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Rijeka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rijeka when traveling from Zagreb in August, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Pula.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Opatija
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Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Korzo ©
Korzo

2
nights
Pula

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula and then explore the striking landscape of Kamenjak National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Aquarium Pula, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, and then admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi.

Plan trip to Pula with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a bus from Rijeka to Pula in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Rijeka in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Pula, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamenjak National Park
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

3
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
You've added Museum of Ancient Glass, St. Chrysogonus Church, Sea Gate (Morska vrata), and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Zadar with an excursion to Paklenica National Park in Starigrad-Paklenica--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zadar visit planning website .

You can fly from Pula to Zadar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. August in Zadar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Sibenik.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Paklenica National Park, The Church of the Holy Cross
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

2
nights
Sibenik

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Knin Fortress, Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten, Barone Fortress, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park, steep yourself in history at St. Michael's Fortress, and then steep yourself in history at The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Barone Fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten, and then explore the ancient world of Knin Fortress.

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Traveling by bus from Zadar to Sibenik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Zadar in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sibenik, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Sibenik

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Knin Fortress, Krka National Park, Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten
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3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower as well as Riva Harbor. Change things up with a short trip to Historic City of Trogir in Trogir (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, stop by Filigran Split, walk around Marjan Park, and steep yourself in history at Old Split.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Split online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Sibenik to Split in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Trogir
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica, then take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hvar trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sveti Mihovil, Korcula Town Walls and House of Marco Polo. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, then contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, and then kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach, examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, make a trip to Korcula Old City, then admire the landmark architecture of Revelin Tower, and finally make a trip to Atelier Abel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Korcula Town online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Hvar to Korcula Town by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vela Przina Beach, Korcula Old City
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
House of Marco Polo ©
House of Marco Polo

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Crkva sv.Spasa, Synagogue, Church of Saint Blaise, and other attractions. 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: take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, take an in-depth tour of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

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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