23 days in Croatia Itinerary

23 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Pula
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zagreb
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zadar
— 5 nights
Drive
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Split
— 5 nights
Fly
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Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
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Pula — 5 nights

It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lubenice Beach and Vrbnik. Venture out of the city with trips to Kozlović Winery (in Momjan), Kap Kamenjak (in Premantura) and Baredin Cave (in Nova Vas). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Baska, see the interesting displays at Museum Olei Histriae, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, and delve into the distant past at Pula Arena.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pula visit planner.

Venice, Italy to Pula is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also ride a ferry; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Pula can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.
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Zagreb — 3 nights

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at King Tomislav Square and Botanical Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zagreb: Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) (in Trakoscan), Samobor Castle (in Samobor) and Old Town (in Varazdin). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Plitvice Lakes National Park. There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Mimara Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and take in panoramic vistas at Zagreb 360.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Pula to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Pula in September, plan for little chillier nights in Zagreb, with lows around 13°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Zadar.
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Zadar — 5 nights

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Step off the beaten path and head to Church of St. Donat and Bell Tower. Venture out of the city with trips to Zrmanja River Tours (in Kastel Zegarski), Novalja (Kalypso Zrce & Aquarius Zrce Beach) and Sakarun Beach (in Dugi Island). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Forum, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, and get to know the fascinating history of Narodni trg u Zadru.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zadar online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Zadar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Zagreb, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zadar, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Split.
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Split — 5 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vidova Gora and CARPE DIEM BEACH. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Punta Rata Beach (in Brela), Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir) and Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) (in Bol). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace and examine the collection at Froggyland.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Split trip planner.

Getting from Zadar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Split, with lows of 19°C. You'll set off for Dubrovnik on the 30th (Thu).
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Dubrovnik — 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Minceta Fortress and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Ston Old Town in Ston--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, stroll through Trsteno Arboretum, and kick back and relax at Srebreno Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Split to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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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