31 days in Croatia Itinerary

31 days in Croatia Itinerary

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31 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28​h
1
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Split
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Rovinj
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Krk Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kokula Art & Craft Shop and Clara Stones Jewellery Store Dubrovnik. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rector's Palace and Fort Lovrijenac. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Cemetery in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for gifts at VINA MILIČIĆ d.o.o., take advantage of the amenities at Beach Kupari, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip site

Sydney, Australia to Dubrovnik is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Dubrovnik is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cavtat Cemetery
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War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Explore hidden gems such as Korcula Old City and St. Mark's Cathedral. Shop till you drop at Coral Shop Irena and Kutak Knjiga. When in Korcula Town, make a side trip to see Korta Katarina Winery in Orebic, approximately 56 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town road trip planning site

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Korcula Town, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Freestyle, Korta Katarina Winery
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Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Freestyle ©
Freestyle

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Forko -hand made souvenirs or Delicia Shop Hvar. Visit Dubovica and Milna for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Ilirio's Hvar Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Zavala, head off the coast to Jerolim, and admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar tour itinerary planner

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Korcula Town in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hvar, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pokonji Dol Beach
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Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Milna ©
Milna

5
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Visiting Punta Rata Beach and Split Outdoor Adventure will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Kliška tvrđava. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Kairos Collection (in Trogir), Brela Beach (in Brela) and River Cetina (in Omis). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Riva Harbor, appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, explore the world behind art at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Split Market.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Split online travel planner

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Split takes 2 hours. September in Split sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Split

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Brela, Trogir, Omis and Cetina River
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Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Brela Beach ©
Brela Beach

4
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Escape the urban bustle at Jama - Grotta Baredine and Kamenjak National Park. Euphrasius Basilica and STARI GRAD will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovinj: Pula (Il Mercato di Pola & Temple Of Augustus), Babos Wine (in Vodnjan) and Agro-Millo - Olive Oil Production (in Buje). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Saint Euphemia Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Atelier Sottomuro, look for gifts at Wine And Souvenir Shop "Terraneo", and take in the waterfront activity at Port of Rovinj.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovinj holiday maker tool

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Rovinj takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Split in September, things will get slightly colder in Rovinj: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Krk Island.

Things to do in Rovinj

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Medulin, Porec, Pula, Kamenjak National Park, Babos Wine
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Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia

3
nights
Krk Island

Krk Island ©
A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Stara Baska (Old Baska) and Soline Bay. Your inner history buff will appreciate Baska and Church of St.Trinity - Baska. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Krk Island: Opatija (Lungo Mare & Manufaktura Opatija) and Rijeka (Trsat Castle & Rijeka Central Market).

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Krk Island driving holiday planning app

You can drive from Rovinj to Krk Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Krk Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Opatija, Rijeka
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Stara Baska (Old Baska) ©
Stara Baska (Old Baska)
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mirogoj Cemetery and Ban Josip Jelačić Square. Head to Dolac Market and Handmade In Zagrebfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), look for gifts at VINOTEKA VINTESA, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zagreb itinerary planner

You can drive from Krk Island to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Krk Island in September, plan for little chillier nights in Zagreb, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery
Ban Josip Jelačić Square ©
Ban Josip Jelačić Square
Dolac Market ©
Dolac Market

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