32 days in Croatia Itinerary

32 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
Fly:  25 h
1
Zagreb
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Porec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Zadar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Split
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Dubrovnik
— 7 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane

4
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Take a break from the city and head to Recreational Sports Center Jarun and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Lower Town and Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata).

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip site.

Brisbane, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Zagreb. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in August: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Porec.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
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Lower Town
Lower Town
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, wander the streets of Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally make a trip to Main Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then Head underground at Jama - Grotta Baredine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Porec trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Porec takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Porec

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Rovinj, Pula
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Main Street ©
Main Street
Old Town ©
Old Town

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 8th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Rastoke, take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake, and finally admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Porec to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
Rastoke ©
Rastoke
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

3
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Take a break from the city and head to Simuni Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Popular historic sites such as Zadar Cathedral and Zadar Land City Gates are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, and take in the views from Stone Bridge and the Old Gate.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zadar trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Nin, Simuni Beach
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Simuni Beach ©
Simuni Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

4
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Head to Riva Harbor and Origin Natural & Original Beautyfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Punta Rata Beach and Marjan Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten (in Primosten), Church Of St. Roch (in Kastel Novi) and Starigrad Fortress (in Omis). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Split visit site.

You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Split when traveling from Zadar in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Trogir, Omis, Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten, Punta Rata Beach, Church Of St. Roch
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Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Franciscan Monastery and Spanjola. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dubovica Beach and Mlini Beach. On the 19th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hvar road trip tool.

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Speed Boats Tours
Jerolim ©
Jerolim

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Visiting Pupnatska Luca Beach and Proizd Island will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Mark's Cathedral and Bags by Kristina. Step out of Korcula Town to go to Blato and see Ethno Museum Barilo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, and browse the exhibits of Vapor gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Korcula Town day trip planning app.

Getting from Hvar to Korcula Town by car takes about 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Proizd Island, Korcula Old City, Ethno Museum Barilo
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach

7
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.
Do your shopping at Art by Stjepko and Clara Stones. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sunj Beach and Sveti Jakov Beach. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Cemetery in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, take a stroll through Old Town, explore the ancient world of Minceta Fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

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Drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. August in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cavtat Cemetery, Sunj Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery

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