43 days in Croatia Itinerary

43 days in Croatia Itinerary

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43 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Bol, Brac Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Split
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Rovinj
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
8
Zagreb
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Gradske Zidine. Head to Kokula Art and Craft Shop and AR Atelierfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Sunj beach (in Lopud) and Srebreno Beach (in Srebreno). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, cool off at Beach Kupari, stop by Clara Stones, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker app .

Mumbai, India to Dubrovnik is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Dubrovnik at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

AR Atelier, Sunj Beach, Srebreno Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Sunj Beach ©
Sunj Beach

5
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Escape the urban bustle at Przina Beach and Pupnatska Luca Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Bags by Kristina and Korcula Town Walls. And it doesn't end there: stop by Coral Shop Irena, view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, head outdoors with Freestyle, and learn about winemaking at Toreta winery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Korcula Town using our trip planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Lumbarda
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Toreta winery ©
Toreta winery
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Milna and Tomic Winery. Relax by the water at Sveta Nedilja and Dubovica. There's lots more to do: tour the water at your own pace with Ilirio's Hvar Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pokonji Dol Beach, don't miss a visit to Stari Grad Plain, and kick back and relax at Exotic Beach.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar route planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Hvar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sveta Nedilja, Jelsa, Stari Grad Plain, Dubovica Beach, Pokonji Dol Beach
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Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Hvar Beach ©
Hvar Beach

5
nights
Bol, Brac Island

An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Paklina Beach and Murvica Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Sumartin Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bol: Lovrecina Bay (in Postira), Museum of Oil (in Skrip) and Sumartin Rent (in Sumartin). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach, do a tasting at Stina, and see the interesting displays at Museum uja.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bol trip planner .

Bol is just a short distance from Hvar. In May, daytime highs in Bol are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sumartin, Nerezisca, Murvica Beach, Museum uja, Lovrecina Bay
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

5
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Relax by the water at Punta Rata Beach and Brela Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Sokolarski Raptor Centre and Shark Diving. Explore Split's surroundings by going to Ventos Nautic (in Trogir) and Primosten (Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten & Art Shop Unique). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, go for a stroll along the water at Riva Harbor, look for gifts at Aroma Dalmatia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Split road trip tool .

You can ride a ferry from Bol to Split in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Split

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brela, Primosten, Sokolarski Raptor Centre, Ventos Nautic
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach

5
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Amphitheatre de Pula and Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo. Step out of the city life by going to Mulini Beach and Istra Nautika (Marina Funtana). Get out of town with these interesting Rovinj side-trips: Peperoncino Lovran (in Lovran), ALLEGRO hand made ceramics atelier (in Labin) and Vodnjan (Cadenela Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Stancija San Antonio). There's more to do: indulge your taste buds at OPG Vosten and stop by Medea - Jankovic.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovinj tour itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Rovinj in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Split in May, Rovinj is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rovinj

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Vodnjan, Medulin, Motovun, Pula, Livade
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Aura Distillery ©
Aura Distillery
Old Town ©
Old Town
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

4
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park and Galovac Lake will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Slunj to see Rastoke about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes, explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, explore the fascinating underground world of Supljara cave, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park holiday planner .

Drive from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Rastoke ©
Rastoke
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes

7
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Take a break from the city and head to Jarun Lake and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some cultural insight at Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Moderna Galerija. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Vinoteka Vintesa and hunt for treasures at Ban Josip Jelačić Square.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb itinerary planner .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. June in Zagreb sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping Outdoors Wildlife
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Vinoteka Vintesa ©
Vinoteka Vintesa
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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