21 days in Croatia Itinerary

21 days in Croatia Itinerary

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21 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
4
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Zagreb
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Rovinj
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 29th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Narodni trg u Zadru, then see the interesting displays at Archeological Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Greeting to the Sun, and finally contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat. On your second day here, look for gifts at Beer Geek Shop, then make a trip to Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ), then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and finally stroll through Nin's Lagoon.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zadar sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mumbai (Bombay), India to Zadar. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) to Zadar. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in October: high temperatures in Zadar hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Nin
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Narodni trg u Zadru ©
Narodni trg u Zadru

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get some cultural insight at Diocletian's Palace and Grgur Ninski Statue. For shopping fun, head to Filigran Split or Split Fish Market. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, contemplate the long history of Old Split, take in the exciting artwork at Jakšić galerija, and take in the awesome beauty at Marjan.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Split travel itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Zadar in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Split, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Old Split ©
Old Split
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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 3rd (Thu): head outdoors with Milna and then steep yourself in history at Spanjola. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral and then kick back and relax at Dubovica.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hvar itinerary builder.

Ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Split in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Hvar. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

5
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.
Head to Kokula Art and Craft Shop and Clara Stones Jewellery Storefor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate War Photo Limited and Gornji Ugao Tower. Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Old Town, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Sun) wandering around Old Town. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Gradske Zidine, don't miss a visit to Stradun, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and look for gifts at VINA MILIČIĆ d.o.o..

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hvar in November, plan for little chillier nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
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 Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Mirogoj Cemetery. Step out of the city life by going to Jarun Lake and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's still lots to do: stop by Notes of Zagreb and examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dubrovnik in November; daily highs in Zagreb reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 13th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Baraceve Spilje and then take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park vacation builder.

Getting from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November, Plitvice Lakes National Park is somewhat warmer than Zagreb - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
Baraceve Spilje ©
Baraceve Spilje

3
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Get a sense of the local culture at STARI GRAD and Pula Arena. Escape the urban bustle at Port of Rovinj and Pinesta Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Rovinj side-trips: Traktor Story (in Nova Vas) and Agro-Millo - Olive Oil Production (in Buje). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Micica Atelier and view the masterpieces at Atelier Sottomuro.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovinj online itinerary creator.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Rovinj, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Amphitheatre de Pula, Pinesta Beach, Agro-Millo, Traktor Story
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj

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