29 days in Croatia Itinerary

29 days in Croatia Itinerary

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29 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
1
Zagreb
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Rijeka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Krk Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Zadar
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sibenik
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Split
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Makarska
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
End: Dubrovnik

4
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Attractions like Maksimir and Zagreb Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Zagreb trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Zagreb Airport. June in Zagreb sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Walking tours
Maksimir ©
Maksimir
Zagreb Zoo ©
Zagreb Zoo

3
nights
Rijeka

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Kids will enjoy Sablicevo and Beach Havisce Jadranovo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rijeka: Crikvenica (Crikvenica Beach & Aquarium), Medevja Beach (in Medveja) and Aura Distillery (in Buzet). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, make a trip to Maiden With The Seagull, admire the landmark architecture of Mrtvi kanal i Palaca Adamic, and take a stroll through Kastav.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rijeka day trip site .

You can drive from Karlovac to Rijeka in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Karlovac in June, Rijeka is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Pula.

Things to do in Rijeka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Opatija, Aura Distillery, Medevja Beach, Crikvenica Beach
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The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina ©
Aura Distillery ©
Aura Distillery
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare

3
nights
Krk Island

Krk Island ©
A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Vrbnik, kick back and relax at Baska, then kick back and relax at Stara Baska (Old Baska), and finally explore the historical opulence of Frankopan Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Baska Tablet, stroll through Potovosce, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Soline Bay.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Krk Island trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Rijeka to Krk Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Krk Island, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Krk Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Stara Baska (Old Baska) ©
Stara Baska (Old Baska)
Baska ©
Baska
Soline Bay ©
Soline Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Krk Island to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

4
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Family-friendly places like Bosana Beach Pag and Zrce Beach will thrill your kids. When in Zadar, make a side trip to see Paklenica National Park in Starigrad-Paklenica, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, and steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zadar tour builder app .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daytime highs in Zadar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Sibenik.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Zrce Beach, Bosana Beach Pag, Paklenica National Park
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park
Speed Boats Tours

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hours
Sibenik

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Town Hall Sibenik and then contemplate the long history of The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sibenik driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by bus from Zadar to Sibenik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Zadar in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sibenik, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Sibenik

Historic Sites
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The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©

4
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dubovica and Milna. Step out of Split with an excursion to Spanjola in Hvar--about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, contemplate the long history of Old Split, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Split itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sibenik to Split in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Split are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Makarska.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Spanjola, Dubovica Beach, Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Museum of Senses Split ©
Museum of Senses Split

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nights
Makarska

Makarska ©
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. Kids will enjoy Sumartin Beach and Tucepi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Makarska side-trips: Drasnice (in Drasnice), Bol (Dominican Monastery & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) (in Omis). There's still lots to do: stroll through Plaza Divna, kick back and relax at Brela Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Biokovo, and make a trip to The Peninsula of St. Peter.

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Traveling by bus from Split to Makarska takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Makarska sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Makarska

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Podgora, Brela, Bol, Drasnice, Starigrad Fortress
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Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Drasnice ©
Drasnice
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 with an excursion to Sunj Beach in Lopud--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, make a trip to Pile Gate, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik route builder .

Traveling by car from Makarska to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Sunj Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Sunj Beach ©
Sunj Beach
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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