5 days in Croatia Itinerary

5 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Rijeka
— 1 night
Drive
2
Opatija
Drive
3
Lovran
Drive
4
Rabac
— 1 night
Drive
5
Pula
Drive
6
Brijuni National Park
Drive
7
Bale
Drive
8
Vrsar
— 1 night
Drive
9
Porec
Drive
10
Pazin
Drive
11
Motovun
— 1 night
Drive
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Rijeka

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Rijeka

— 1 night
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rijeka travel planner.

If you are flying in from Czech Republic, the closest major aiports are Pula Airport, Zagreb Airport and Zadar Airport. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You will leave for Opatija on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Rijeka

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Opatija

You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
Maiden With The Seagull has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Maiden With The Seagull, take a stroll through Volosko, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Opatija trip maker site.

Opatija is just a stone's throw from Rijeka. In September, daytime highs in Opatija are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lovran.

Things to do in Opatija

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Lovran

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lovran trip itinerary planning site.

Lovran is just a short distance from Opatija. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rabac.

Things to do in Lovran

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Rabac

— 1 night
Girandella Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Girandella Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rabac route planner.

Drive from Lovran to Rabac in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pula.
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kamenjak National Park as well as Temple Of Augustus. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pula Arena, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, and then explore the striking landscape of Kamenjak National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pula tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rabac to Pula takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Brijuni National Park.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Brijuni National Park

On the 3rd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Byzantine Castrum.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brijuni National Park trip planner.

Brijuni National Park is just a stone's throw from Pula. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Bale.

Things to do in Brijuni National Park

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

Bale

Bale/Valle is a small town and municipality in Istria County, Croatia.The origins of the settlement lie in the Roman stronghold of Castrum Vallis, built by Caius Palcrus to protect the salt-pan road from Pula/Pola to Poreč/Parenzo.The municipality covers a total area of 81.65km2 and has a total population of 1,127. You've now added Valle dIstria/Bale to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Valle dIstria/Bale.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bale online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Brijuni National Park to Bale with the Route module. In September in Bale, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vrsar.
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Vrsar

— 1 night
Vrsar/Orsera is a small town in Istria, Croatia.HistoryVrsar/Orsera was first part of the Venetian Commonwealth, then of the Kingdom of Italy. To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vrsar trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Bale to Vrsar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porec.

Things to do in Vrsar

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Porec

With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
Porec Old Town has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Round Tower and then contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Porec day trip planning app.

Porec is just a stone's throw from Vrsar. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pazin.

Things to do in Porec

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

Pazin

Pazin is a city in western Croatia, the administrative seat of Istria County. Zarecki Krov has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Zarecki Krov.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pazin trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Porec to Pazin by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Motovun.

Things to do in Pazin

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Motovun

— 1 night
Motovun is a village in central Istria, Croatia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun. On the 4th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Motovun attractions planning site.

Motovun is just a stone's throw from Pazin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rijeka.
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Rijeka

Trsat Castle has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle and then get to know the fascinating history of Korzo.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rijeka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Motovun to Rijeka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

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.