27 days in Central Croatia & Venice Itinerary

27 days in Central Croatia & Venice Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 8 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 11 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

8
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zagreb trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in July, with highs in Zagreb at 34°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Walking tours

5
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
When in Plitvice Lakes National Park, make a side trip to see Rastoke in Slunj, approximately Slunj away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, explore the activities along Veliko Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Venice.

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
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

11
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Palazzo Domus Nova, Torre dei Lamberti, &more), Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda) and Padua (Fontana di Piazza delle Erbe & Scrovegni Chapel). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Padua, Gardaland Park, Castello del Catajo
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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