14 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Split
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Sibenik
— 1 night
Drive
4
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
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Zagreb
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik — 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Cavtat Seaside Promenade. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Cemetery in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, make a trip to Love Stories Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip website.

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to Dubrovnik is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Skopje in April since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Split.
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Split — 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Diocletians Dream and Room Escape Games. Take a break from Split with a short trip to The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower in Trogir, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, wander the streets of Riva Harbor, look for gifts at Filigran Split, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sibenik.
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Sibenik — 1 night

Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Town Hall Sibenik, then contemplate the long history of The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, and then learn about winemaking at Rak Winery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sibenik trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Split to Sibenik in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zadar.
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Zadar — 1 night

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, then make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zadar trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sibenik to Zadar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sibenik in April since evenings lows in Zadar dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park — 2 nights

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park and then admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, stop by Plitvice ART FARM, then stroll through Rastoke, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci.

Before you visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Zagreb.
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Zagreb — 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and King Tomislav Square. There's much more to do: walk around Zrinjevac, look for gifts at Apiterra, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and visit Lower Town.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Croatia travel guide

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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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