60 days in Croatia Itinerary

60 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Fly to Tivat, Taxi to Herceg Novi, Bus to Dubrovnik
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Dubrovnik
— 8 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 5 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
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Hvar, Hvar Island
— 5 nights
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Vis, Island of Vis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Split
— 6 nights
Drive
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Brela
— 2 nights
Drive
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Novalja, Island of Pag
— 2 nights
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Cres Island
— 4 nights
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Krk Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rijeka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovinj
— 3 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trakoscan
— 2 nights
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Zagreb
— 9 nights
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Dubrovnik — 8 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Red History Museum and Museum of Croatian War of Independence. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sveti Jakov Beach and Lapad Beach. Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Cavtat (Cavtat Old Town & Cavtat Cemetery). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, delve into the distant past at Minceta Fortress, kick back and relax at Srebreno Beach, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dubrovnik Beer Company.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning site.

Brisbane, Australia to Dubrovnik is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in Dubrovnik at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Korcula Town.
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island — 5 nights

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
St. Mark's Cathedral and Sveti Mihovil will appeal to history buffs. Korcula Town Museum and Atelier Abel will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Korcula Town: Plaza Divna (in Donja Vrucica), Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato) and Matusko Winery (in Potomje). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic collection Barilo, learn about winemaking at Lovric Winery, and see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town day trip app.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.
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Hvar, Hvar Island — 5 nights

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.
Fort Napoljun - Napolean and Benedictine Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Spanish Fortress and Church of the Holy Spirit are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Tvrdalj Castle, indulge in some personalized pampering at Massage Studio Pharos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci.

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Getting from Korcula Town to Hvar by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vis.
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Vis, Island of Vis — 2 nights

On the 6th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at St Juraj’s Inlet, indulge your senses at Visit, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Prirovo Vis. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Eta atelier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stiniva Cove, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Vis trip planner.

Travel from Hvar to Vis in 4.5 hours. In January in Vis, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Split.
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Split — 6 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Popular historic sites such as The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower and The City Hall - Duke's Palace are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Galerija Mestrovic and Etnografski muzej Split. Go for a jaunt from Split to Trogir to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 34 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Riva Harbor, contemplate the long history of Klis Fortress, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bacvice Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Split sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Vis to Split in 3 hours. In January in Split, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brela.
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Brela — 2 nights

Brela is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia, population 1,771 (2001). Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then don't miss a visit to Starigrad Fortress. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Cetina River, get engrossed in the history at Arheoloska Muzejska Zbirka, and then kick back and relax at Punta Rata Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brela trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Split to Brela takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Brela, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Novalja.
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Novalja, Island of Pag — 2 nights

Novalja is a town in the north of the island of Pag in the Croatian part of Adriatic Sea. On the 16th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Caska Beach, kick back and relax at Rucica Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cista Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the world behind art at Pag Lace Gallery.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Novalja online day trip planner.

Drive from Brela to Novalja in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cres Island.
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Cres Island — 4 nights

Escape the urban bustle at Lubenice Beach and Orlec Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Osor Town Walls and Cattedrale Di Osor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cres Island: Veli Losinj (Tower of Veli Losinj & Church of Sv. Ivan the Baptist) and Mali Losinj (Muzej Apoksiomena, Losinjski Muzej, &more).

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cres Island attractions planning website.

You can travel from Novalja to Cres Island in 4 hours. In January in Cres Island, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Krk Island.
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Krk Island — 4 nights

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stara Baska (Old Baska) and Cathedral of Holy Virgin Mary. Escape the urban bustle at Baska and Northern Velebit National Park. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Kuca Vina Ivan Katunar, relax and rejuvenate at Fish Pedicure Njivice, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Lucy, and make a trip to Vrbnik.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Krk Island day trip app.

Traveling by journey from Cres Island to Krk Island takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Krk Island are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rijeka.
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Rijeka — 4 nights

Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Museum-lovers will appreciate Peek & Poke Computer Museum and Memorial Centre Lipa Remembers. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trsat Castle and Lungo Mare. Get out of town with these interesting Rijeka side-trips: The town of Hum (in Hum), Ethnographic Museum (in Moscenice) and Aura Distillery (in Buzet). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina, appreciate the extensive heritage of Korzo, take a stroll through Volosko, and stop by Kastav.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rijeka itinerary builder app.

Drive from Krk Island to Rijeka in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rijeka can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovinj.
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Rovinj — 3 nights

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Visiting Jama - Grotta Baredine and Kap Kamenjak will get you outdoors. Visit Pula Arena and Old Town for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovinj: Euphrasius Basilica (in Poreč) and Momjan (Kozlović Winery & Kabola Winery). There's more to do: walk around Punta Corrente.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovinj trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Rijeka to Rovinj in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rovinj when traveling from Rijeka in January, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the bus 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 2nd (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Great Cascades. On the next day, stroll through Konjicki Klub Rakovica, stroll through Rastoke, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Barac Caves.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park route site.

Take a bus from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Trakoscan.
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Trakoscan — 2 nights

On the 4th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Roses Designer Outlet and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pavlinski samostan.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Trakoscan trip site.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Trakoscan by car takes about 3 hours. February in Trakoscan sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.
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Zagreb — 9 nights

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) and Cathedral of the Assumption. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lower Town and Krapina Neanderthal Museum. Spend the 6th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Arts and Crafts, examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, stroll around Zrinjevac, and make a trip to King Tomislav Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb day trip planner.

You can drive from Trakoscan to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. February in Zagreb sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for 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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