24 days in Rijeka, Zagreb & Antibes Itinerary

24 days in Rijeka, Zagreb & Antibes Itinerary

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Rijeka, Croatia
— 11 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 12 nights
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Antibes, France

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Rijeka, Croatia — 11 nights

Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Get some cultural insight at Trsat Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Volosko and Monty's Dog Beach and Bar. Venture out of the city with trips to Risnjak National Park (in Crni Lug), Zeleni Vir (in Skrad) and Fakin Wines (in Motovun). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Peek & Poke Computer Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the landmark architecture of The Governor's Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat.

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If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Pula Airport, Zagreb Airport and Zadar Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Rijeka can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 12 nights

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Broken Relationships and Old Town. Escape the urban bustle at Jarun Lake and Skydiving. Explore Zagreb's surroundings by going to Krapina Neanderthal Museum (in Krapina), Plitvice Lakes National Park (Mali Buk, Sastavci, &more) and Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) (in Trakoscan). And it doesn't end there: walk around Medvednica, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the activities along The Upper Lakes, and take an in-depth tour of Image of War - War Photography Museum.

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Traveling by car from Rijeka to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Rijeka in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Antibes.
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Antibes, France

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso.

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Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Antibes takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in September; daily highs in Antibes reach 29°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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