29 days in Croatia Itinerary

29 days in Croatia Itinerary

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29 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Split
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Zadar
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Marseille

7
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like War Photo Limited and Old Town. Popular historic sites such as Stradun and Gradske Zidine are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Vlaho Bukovac House & Cavtat Old Town). Spend the 8th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, get outside with Outdoor Activities, head off the coast to Kolocep Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik vacation trip planner.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Dubrovnik is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Dubrovnik. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sofia in November; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cavtat, Trsteno Arboretum
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Vlaho Bukovac House ©
Vlaho Bukovac House

8
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ivan Mestrovic Gallery and Live Museum Split. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Diocletian's Palace and Trogir Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Dalmatian Ethno Village (in Sibenik), Brela (Brela Beach & Punta Rata Beach) and Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten (in Primosten). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Marjan, take in breathtaking views at Omis Cetina Canyon, appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, and explore the ancient world of Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Split trip planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Split by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. November in Split sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Omis, Brela, Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre, Dalmatian Ethno Village, Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten
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Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano

3
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 a sense of the local culture at Milna and Spanjola. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Franciscan Monastery and Tvrdalj Castle. The adventure continues: get a tailor-made plan with Ilirio's Hvar Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica, and learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2 hours. In November in Hvar, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, Tomic Winery, Tvrdalj Castle
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Tvrdalj Castle ©
Tvrdalj Castle

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Rastoke.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hvar to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Hvar in November, plan for little chillier nights in Plitvice Lakes National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Zadar.

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
Rastoke ©
Rastoke

7
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of St. Donat and The Greeting to the Sun. You'll get in some beach time at Simuni Beach and Nin's Lagoon. Venture out of the city with trips to Podvrske Beach (in Murter) and Church of the Assumption (in Pag). Spend the 25th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Paklenica National Park. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Narodni trg u Zadru.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zadar travel itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Zadar are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Nin, Simuni Beach, Paklenica National Park, Podvrske Beach, Church of the Assumption
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Narodni trg u Zadru ©
Narodni trg u Zadru
Simuni Beach ©
Simuni Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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