32 days in Croatia, Venice & Mostar Itinerary

32 days in Croatia, Venice & Mostar Itinerary

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32 days in Croatia, Venice & Mostar Itinerary

Start: Zagreb, Croatia
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Karlovac, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Zadar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
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Makarska, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Krka National Park, Croatia

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Cathedral of the Assumption has been added to your itinerary. Head to Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon) and Dolac Marketfor some retail therapy. Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Ban Josip Jelačić Square, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip itinerary maker website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Zagreb Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Museum of Illusions ©
Museum of Illusions

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Karlovac, Croatia

Karlovac
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Dubovac Castle, meet the residents at Aquatika Freshwater Aquarium Karlovac, and then brush up on your military savvy at The Museum of Army Collections from the Croatian Homeland War.

For photos and more tourist information, read Karlovac route planning site .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Karlovac takes an hour. June in Karlovac sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Karlovac

Zoos & Aquariums Museums Parks
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip builder .

Drive from Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

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Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, take in the exciting artwork at Galerija Brek, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally don't miss a visit to Port of Rovinj. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Mulini Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cuvi Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovinj day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rovinj are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Rovinj

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Porec
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Mulini Beach ©
Mulini Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally kick back and relax at Bagni Alberoni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice day trip website .

Drive from Rovinj to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a shuttle. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pula.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Pula, Croatia

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.
On the 17th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aquarium Pula, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, then see the interesting displays at Museum Olei Histriae, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Pula's Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Dolija 08, take an in-depth tour of MEMO Museum Pula, then explore the historical opulence of Kastel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fazana Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni).

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pula trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Venice to Pula in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Rijeka.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), Fazana Beach
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Aquarium Pula ©
Aquarium Pula
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

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Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Korzo, see the interesting displays at Peek & Poke Computer Museum, explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of The Governor's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare, and finally take a stroll through Volosko.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rijeka travel itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Pula to Rijeka in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Pula in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Rijeka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Opatija
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Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Peek & Poke Computer Museum ©
Peek & Poke Computer Museum

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Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Visit The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik and Church of St. Donat for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Illusions and Archaeological Museum Zadar. Get out of town with these interesting Zadar side-trips: Zrce Beach (in Novalja), Paklenica National Park (in Starigrad-Paklenica) and OPG Matulic (in Pasman). Spend the 24th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ancient Glass, don't miss a visit to The Forum, and see the interesting displays at Zadar City Museum / Muzej Grada Zadra.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zadar vacation site .

Drive from Rijeka to Zadar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rijeka in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zadar, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

OPG Matulic, Zrce Beach, The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, Solana Nin Salt Museum, Paklenica National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Diocletian's Palace and The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip. Visit Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Old Split for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Museum of Oil (in Skrip) and Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir). And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Riva Harbor, view the masterpieces at Jaman Art, look for gifts at Filigran Split, and take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Zadar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Split, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Makarska.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Skrip, Historic City of Trogir, Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Museum uja ©
Museum uja
The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip ©
The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip

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Makarska, Croatia

Makarska ©
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. On the 28th (Sun), kick back and relax at Punta Rata Beach, kick back and relax at Brela Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Muzej Riba i Rakova, and finally enjoy some diversion at Robin Hood Archery. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), see the interesting displays at Shells Museum Malakoloski Muzej, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tucepi Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Makarska trip simple and quick.

Take a bus from Split to Makarska in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Makarska, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Makarska

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Brela, Starigrad Fortress, Tucepi Beach
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Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress
Muzej Riba i Rakova ©
Muzej Riba i Rakova

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Hvar, Croatia

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.
Visit Dubovica and Milna for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Franciscan Monastery and Spanjola are in your itinerary. Take a break from Hvar with a short trip to Tomic Winery in Jelsa, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Forko souvenir shop, explore the historical opulence of Tvrdalj Castle, look and learn at Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Hvar online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Makarska to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. In June in Hvar, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tvrdalj Castle, Dubovica Beach, Tomic Winery
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Fort Napoljun - Napolean ©
Fort Napoljun - Napolean

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery TALIR, then look for gifts at Kokula Art and Craft Shop, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Joseph. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, then take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, then examine the collection at War Photo Limited, and finally head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik online day trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art Studio Pandur and Bosnaseum. Head to Old Bazar Kujundziluk and War Photo Exhibitionfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Mostar: Kravica (in Studenci), The historic urban site of Pocitelj (in Pocitelj) and Sarajevo (Ars Aevi Sarajevo, Ferhadija Pedestrian Street, & more). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), browse the different shops at Mepas Mall, get engrossed in the history at Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Herzegovina.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the Mostar trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, you will find days in Mostar are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mostar

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sarajevo, Kravica, Andrija Wine Cellars, The historic urban site of Pocitelj
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Bosnaseum ©
Bosnaseum
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)

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