22 days in Croatia Itinerary

22 days in Croatia Itinerary

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22 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  30​h
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Zadar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Auckland

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Zagreb day trip website .

Auckland, New Zealand to Zagreb is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 11 hours. When traveling from Auckland in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Zagreb, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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): contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

Make your Plitvice Lakes National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Zadar.

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
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

2
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 30th (Mon), kick back and relax at Dubrovnik Beach, make a trip to The Forum, then steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, and finally make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje). On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Bosana Beach Pag, then delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

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You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bosana Beach Pag, Dubrovnik Beach
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Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, adventure, parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Split road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in October, Split is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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.
Hvar is known for nightlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanjola, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, and head off the coast to Jerolim Island.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hvar trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In October in Hvar, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Explore Korcula Town's surroundings by going to Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic) and Vela Luka Marina (in Vela Luka). There's much more to do: make a trip to Korcula Old City, kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach, stroll through Vela Przina Beach, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Korcula Town vacation maker tool .

Getting from Hvar to Korcula Town by car takes about 5 hours. October in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Korcula Old City, Vela Luka Marina
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Freestyle ©
Freestyle

4
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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. In October in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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