20 days in Croatia Itinerary

20 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive
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Osijek
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rab Island
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Zadar
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Sibenik
Drive
6
Split
— 1 night
Ferry
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Hvar, Hvar Island
— 1 day
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Orebic, Taxi to Ston
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Ston
Drive
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Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
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Zagreb — 2 nights

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Croatian Naive Art, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally look for gifts at Apiterra.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb tour planning website.

Albuquerque, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Albuquerque to Zagreb. In September, Zagreb is little chillier than Albuquerque - with highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Osijek.
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Osijek — 3 nights

Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia with a population of 108,048 in 2011. Explore Osijek's surroundings by going to Vukovar (Vukovar Municipal Museum & Vukovar Water Tower). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of SS Peter and Paul, take in the history at Church of the Raising of the Holy Cross, stroll around Kopacki Rit Nature Park, and make a trip to Red Fico.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Osijek trip maker tool.

Drive from Zagreb to Osijek in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Osijek can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rab Island.
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Rab Island — 4 nights

Rab Island is known for beaches, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Komrcar Park, stroll through Ciganka Beach, don't miss a visit to The Harbour and the Town Prospect, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pudarica Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rab Island trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Osijek to Rab Island by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Zadar.
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Zadar — 2 nights

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 14th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Zadar Land City Gates. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zadar trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Rab Island to Zadar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Zadar sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sibenik.
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Sibenik

Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Medieval Mediteranean Garden and then learn about winemaking at Rak Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sibenik day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Sibenik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sibenik, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Split.
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Split — 1 night

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for gifts at Break Time.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Split online holiday planner.

You can drive from Sibenik to Split in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Split are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hvar.
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Hvar, Hvar Island — 1 day

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hvar trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island — 3 nights

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stop by Croatica Naturolo, then make a trip to Korcula Old City, then examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pupnatska Luka Beach, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Korcula Town Walls.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ston.
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Ston

Ston is a village and municipality in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County of Croatia, located at the south of isthmus of the Pelješac peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): do a tasting at Vina Vukas.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ston online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Ston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Korcula Town in September since evenings lows in Ston dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Old Town, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ston to Dubrovnik by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ston in September since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly 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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