20 days in Croatia Itinerary

20 days in Croatia Itinerary

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20 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Split
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Hvar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Split
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sibenik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Zagreb
— 2 nights
6
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
End: Split

1
night
Hvar

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Spanjola and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): stroll through Dubovica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, and then step off the mainland to explore Sveti Klement.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hvar road trip planning website .

Split to Hvar is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In October, daytime highs in Hvar are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

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

10
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Camp Labadusa (in Okrug Gornji), Trogir (The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, Trogir Square, & more) and Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) (in Omis). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), walk around Marjan Park, and admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

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You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Split are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sibenik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Trogir, Solin, Camp Labadusa, Fortress Starigrad (Fortica)
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Old Split ©
Old Split

2
nights
Sibenik

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
On the next day, contemplate the long history of Dalmatian Ethno Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten, and then identify plant and animal life at Sokolarski Raptor Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sibenik trip builder .

You can drive from Split to Sibenik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Sibenik, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Sibenik

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten
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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 17th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke and then admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park day trip app .

Traveling by car from Sibenik to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
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 19th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at Escape room Fox in a box, take in panoramic vistas at Kula Lotrščak, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then make a trip to Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, then take in panoramic vistas at Zagreb 360, and then pick up some local products at Dolac Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zagreb vacation planner .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Zagreb are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Dolac Market ©
Dolac Market
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): wander the streets of Old Town and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik road trip site .

You can fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in October, expect Dubrovnik to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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