21 days in Croatia Itinerary

21 days in Croatia Itinerary

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21 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Zagreb
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Split
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Dubrovnik
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Mumbai

5
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mirogoj Cemetery and Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) and Krapina Neanderthal Museum. Step out of Zagreb to go to Varazdin and see Old Castle (Stari Grad), which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Lower Town, explore the world behind art at Museum of Arts and Crafts, see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

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Mumbai, India to Zagreb is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in September, you will find days in Zagreb are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Krapina Neanderthal Museum, Old Castle (Stari Grad)
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Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Old Castle (Stari Grad) ©
Old Castle (Stari Grad)
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) ©
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata)

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Rastoke, then delve into the distant past at Stari grad Slunj, and then admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Slunj
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Stari grad Slunj ©
Stari grad Slunj
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes

6
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Diocletian's Palace and Church of St. Donat. Do some cultural sightseeing at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower and Riva Harbor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Zadar Land City Gates (in Zadar), Supetar cemetery (in Supetar) and Sutivan (Crkva Sveti Rok, Sutivan & Parish Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, steep yourself in history at Kliška tvrđava, and see the interesting displays at Froggyland.

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You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sutivan, Primosten, Zadar, Omis, Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress

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.
Get some cultural insight at Walls of Dubrovnik and War Photo Limited. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Lovrijenac and Dominican Monastery. When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Cavtat Cemetery in Cavtat, approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Snow, contemplate the long history of St. John's Fortress, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik road trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Cavtat, Srebreno Beach
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Fort Bokar ©
Fort Bokar
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery

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