11 days in Croatia Itinerary

11 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia itinerary planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Zagreb
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Rijeka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Osijek
— 1 night
Drive
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Zadar
— 4 nights

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Zagreb — 4 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for sightseeing, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, and don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva Street.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb route planning website.

Baghdad, Iraq to Zagreb is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Baghdad to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Baghdad, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Zagreb, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rijeka.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Rijeka — 1 night

Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Bookstore Val, then wander the streets of Volosko, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, and finally see the interesting displays at Peek & Poke Computer Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rijeka online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Rijeka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in October since evenings lows in Rijeka dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Osijek.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Osijek — 1 night

Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia with a population of 108,048 in 2011. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the views from Pedestrian Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at SS Peter and Paul, and then make a trip to Red Fico.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Osijek trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rijeka to Osijek in 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rijeka in October since evenings lows in Osijek dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zadar.
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Historic Sites
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Zadar — 4 nights

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zadar: Trogir (Speed Boats Tours, Jewlery/coral shop Misel, &more) and Krka National Park (in Skradin). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Zadar day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Osijek to Zadar takes 5.5 hours. In October in Zadar, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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Tours · Parks · Nature · Transportation
Side Trips
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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.
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