8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Zagreb
— 1 night
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Karlobag
Drive
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Zadar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Krka National Park
Drive
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Split
— 2 nights
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Zagreb — 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stop by Take Me Home, then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally examine the collection at Croatian State Archives.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb itinerary planner.

London, UK to Zagreb is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Zagreb. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zagreb, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes and then admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip site.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel to Karlobag.
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Karlobag

Karlobag is a seaside municipality on the Adriatic coast in Croatia, located underneath Velebit overlooking the island of Pag, west of Gospić and south of Senj. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tatinja Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Karlobag vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Karlobag takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Karlobag can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zadar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Karlobag to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Zadar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel to Krka National Park.
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Krka National Park

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Krka National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Zadar to Krka National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Krka National Park, with lows around 24°C. You'll set off for Split on the 11th (Thu).
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Split — 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Domnius and then steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Split day trip site.

You can drive from Krka National Park to Split in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
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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