5 days in Croatia Itinerary

5 days in Croatia Itinerary

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5 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Zagreb
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Split
— 1 night
5
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Stockholm

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): wander the streets of Lower Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then take in the exciting artwork at Image of War - Photography Museum.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Zagreb holiday builder site .

Stockholm, Sweden to Zagreb is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in October, expect Zagreb to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Lower Town
Lower Town
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

1
day
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 11th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap, then explore the activities along The Upper Lakes, and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Lower Lakes.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

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Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for gifts at Natura Zara, then delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, then pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zadar journey tool .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Shopping
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Zadar Cathedral ©
Zadar Cathedral
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

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Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic).

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Split day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Split, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Split

Parks Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Riva Harbor ©
Riva Harbor
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

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Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), savor the flavors at Dolac Market, and then hunt for treasures at Ban Josip Jelačić Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Ban Josip Jelačić Square ©
Ban Josip Jelačić Square
Dolac Market ©
Dolac Market

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