14 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

14 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Croatia journey planner
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kumrovec
— 1 night
Drive
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Varazdin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zagreb
— 5 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park — 5 nights

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Get in touch with nature at Rastoke and The Lower Lakes. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Konjicki Klub Rakovica, contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes, catch all the local highlights with Barac Caves, and take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park vacation tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kumrovec.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
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Kumrovec — 1 night

Kumrovec is a village in the northern part Croatia, part of Krapina-Zagorje County. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Dvor Veliki Tabor and then steep yourself in history at Staro selo museum.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumrovec driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Kumrovec takes 3 hours. In July in Kumrovec, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Varazdin.
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Historic Sites
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Varazdin — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ursuline Church of the Birth of Christ. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Old Town and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Varazdin Cemetery.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Varazdin journey planner.

You can drive from Kumrovec to Varazdin in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Zagreb.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Zagreb — 5 nights

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
St. Mark's Church and Upper Town (Gornji Grad) will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jarun Lake. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, and examine the collection at Croatian State Archives.

Find out how to plan Zagreb trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Varazdin to Zagreb takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Central Croatia travel guide

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National Parks · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
The forested hills of Central Croatia support vineyards along its slopes, which fall gently into river valleys. The region features hiking, cycling, hunting, and sightseeing in the mainland dotted with romantic castles, Baroque churches, and monasteries. This area offers more than 350 registered cultural sites, as well as ethnographic villages and several places of religious pilgrimage. Join some of the well thought-out tours focused on folklore, naïve art, and old trades and traditions, such as gold panning. For a weekend trip, many visitors combine tasting local cuisine and premium wines with a visit to one of the countryside manor houses showcasing the region's wooden architecture. The lakes and rivers provide the chance to try rowing, rafting, and fishing. This region teems with stories and myths, such as the legend of dancing witches, but it also boasts modern amenities like ski resorts, health spas, and natural thermal springs.
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