4 days in Croatia Itinerary

4 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia trip planner

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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
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Zagreb
— 2 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, explore the fascinating underground world of Barac Caves, and then identify plant and animal life at Rastoke. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Mali Buk, admire the sheer force of Sastavci, and then admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park journey maker app.

Belgrade, Serbia to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Zagreb

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 3rd (Mon), cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stop by Lower Town, and finally don't miss a visit to King Tomislav Square. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zagreb, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
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Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.