14 days in Croatia Itinerary

14 days in Croatia Itinerary

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14 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
3
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Orebic
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Porec
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Bring the kids along to Maksimir and Zagreb Zoo. There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll through Recreational Sports Center Jarun, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. In December, Zagreb is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 44°F and lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches
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Room Escape Games
Sensperience ©
Sensperience
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

2
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

Hvar ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stop by Delicia Shop Hvar, stroll through Mlini Beach, and then see the sky in a new way at Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): wander the streets of Milna, kick back and relax at Dubovica, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hvar road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Zagreb to Hvar in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in December; daily highs in Hvar reach 59°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Fort Napoljun - Napolean ©
Fort Napoljun - Napolean
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): head off the coast to Island of Lokrum and then wander the streets of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Srebreno Beach, then make a trip to Pile Gate, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and finally get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning site .

Ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in December, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Orebic.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Srebreno Beach
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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Srebreno Beach ©
Srebreno Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Orebic

Orebic ©
Orebić is a port town and municipality in the Dubrovnik-Neretva county in Croatia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Vino Spaleta, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Our Lady of Andela, then kick back and relax at Plaza Divna, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Natura Antunovic.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Orebic trip planner .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Orebic in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Orebic

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vino Spaleta, Plaza Divna
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Natura Antunovic ©
Natura Antunovic
Vino Spaleta ©
Vino Spaleta

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, and finally explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Orebic to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Porec.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Ciginovac Lake ©
Ciginovac Lake

4
nights
Porec

Porec ©
With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pinesta Beach and MOTODROM Porec. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porec: Pazin Cave (in Pazin) and Pula (MEMO Museum Pula & Aquarium Pula). There's still lots to do: stroll through Plava Laguna, find something for the whole family at Adventure Park Sky Fox, look and learn at Visnjan Observatory, and get a sense of history and politics at Grad Porec.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Porec trip planner .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Porec by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porec

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pula, Pinesta Beach, Visnjan Observatory, Pazin Cave
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Pinesta Beach ©
Pinesta Beach
Pazin Cave ©
Pazin Cave
Aquarium Pula ©
Aquarium Pula

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