30 days in Croatia Itinerary

30 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
3
Split
— 4 nights
4
Zadar
— 4 nights
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
6
Pula
— 3 nights
7
Rijeka
— 3 nights
8
Zagreb
— 6 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Minceta Fortress and Church of Saint Blaise. Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Cemetery, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dominican Monastery, make a trip to Bell Tower, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Croatian War of Independence.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip site.

Mumbai, India to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in April, with highs in Dubrovnik at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat Cemetery
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Minceta Fortress ©
Minceta Fortress
Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery

3
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Harbour of Hvar and Franciscan Monastery. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Stari Grad Plain, kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach, step into the grandiose world of Tvrdalj Castle, and learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hvar road trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Stari Grad, Dubovica Beach, Tomic Winery
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Kayaking & Canoeing
The Harbour of Hvar ©
The Harbour of Hvar
Stari Grad Plain ©
Stari Grad Plain

4
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pjaca and Waterfront Promenade. Explore Split's surroundings by going to Omis (Omis and Cetina River & Omis Cetina Canyon), Supetar Bay (in Supetar) and Trogir (Trogir Square, The City Hall - Duke's Palace, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum uja, contemplate the long history of Kliška tvrđava, take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, and explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Split journey website.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Trogir, Omis, Skrip, Supetar Bay
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Pjaca ©
Pjaca
Museum uja ©
Museum uja

4
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Step off the beaten path and head to Archaeological Museum Zadar and Rak Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Zadar: Sibenik (Sokolarski Raptor Centre, Town Hall Sibenik, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Forum, admire the landmark architecture of City Sentinel, partake in some friendly competition at City Game Zadar, and snap pictures at Stone Bridge and the Old Gate.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zadar online road trip planner.

Getting from Split to Zadar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Split in April, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Zadar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks Outdoors Transportation

Side Trips

Sibenik, Nin
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Zrmanja ©
Zrmanja
Archaeological Museum Zadar ©
Archaeological Museum Zadar
Rak Winery ©
Rak Winery

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, identify plant and animal life at Rastoke, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, and finally admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, explore the fascinating underground world of Barac Caves, contemplate the waterfront views at Gradinsko Lake, thencontemplate the waterfront views at The Upper Lakes, thenadmire the sheer force of Mali Buk, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Okrugljak Lake.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pula.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Rastoke ©
Rastoke
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Valle dIstria/Bale. Explore Pula's surroundings by going to Motovun (Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun & Ancient City Walls), Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia (in Groznjan) and Lavanda Deklevi (in Visnjan). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, look for gifts at Dolija 08, do a tasting at Benazic Winery, and Head underground at Pazin Cave.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pula online route planner.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Pula in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In April in Pula, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vodnjan, Motovun, Valle dIstria/Bale, Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia, Lavanda Deklevi
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Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil ©
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum ©
Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum
Benazic Winery ©
Benazic Winery

3
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Rijeka

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aura Distillery and Trsat Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rijeka: Food Tours (in Buzet), Truffle Hunting (in Motovun) and Opatija (Crkva Navjestenja & Moscenicka Draga). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Maiden With The Seagull, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Romuald Tempio Votivo Church, stop by Kastav, and examine the collection at Peek & Poke Computer Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rijeka trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Pula to Rijeka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pula in April since evenings lows in Rijeka dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Opatija, Buzet, The town of Hum, Truffle Hunting
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Aura Distillery ©
Aura Distillery
Food Tours
Maiden With The Seagull ©
Maiden With The Seagull

6
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb and Spas. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Lower Town, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, stroll around Zrinjevac, and explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rijeka to Zagreb by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Rijeka in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zagreb, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Food Tours
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Spas

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