25 days in Croatia Itinerary

25 days in Croatia Itinerary

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25 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Cartagena
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
2
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Krk Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Rijeka
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Pula
— 3 nights
6
Zadar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Split
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Cartagena

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.
You'll explore and learn at Gornji Ugao Tower and Vlaho Bukovac House. Explore hidden gems such as Cavtat Cemetery and Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Cavtat Seaside Promenade in Cavtat, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Gradske Zidine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dominican Monastery, browse the exhibits of Rector's Palace, and head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planning tool .

Cartagena, Colombia to Dubrovnik is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cartagena in June, with highs in Dubrovnik at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Broken Relationships and Lower Town. You'll explore and learn at Croatian Museum of Naive Art and Museum of Illusions. Step out of Zagreb to go to Trakoscan and see Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), and take in panoramic vistas at Kula Lotrščak.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in June, Zagreb is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Krk Island.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
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Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Croatian Museum of Naive Art ©
Croatian Museum of Naive Art
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) ©
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata)

2
nights
Krk Island

Krk Island ©
A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Lucy, enjoy the sand and surf at Stara Baska (Old Baska), then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Trinity - Baska, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Baska. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Vrbnik, don't miss a visit to Our Lady of the Assumption - Vrbnik, then head off the coast to Košljun, then examine the collection at Kosljun - Monastery Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Frankopan Castle.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Krk Island online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Zagreb to Krk Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in June since evenings lows in Krk Island dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Krk Island

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Baska ©
Baska
Church of St. Lucy ©
Church of St. Lucy
Kosljun - Monastery Museum ©
Kosljun - Monastery Museum

2
nights
Rijeka

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a stroll through Volosko, take a stroll through Kastav, explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle, then get advice or help at Mazuranic-Brlic-Ruzic Library and Collection, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Korzo, take an in-depth tour of Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral, browse the exhibits of The Governor's Palace, then make a trip to Maiden With The Seagull, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rijeka road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Krk Island to Rijeka in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. July in Rijeka sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Pula.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Opatija
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Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Volosko ©
Volosko

3
nights
Pula

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at STARI GRAD and Porec Old Town. Get some historical perspective at Amphitheatre de Pula and Kastel. Change things up with these side-trips from Pula: Rovinj (Church of St. Euphemia, Main Street, & more) and Porec (Round Tower, Decumanus Street, & more). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium Pula, and admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pula travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Rijeka to Pula takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rijeka in July since evenings lows in Pula dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Porec, Rovinj, National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni)
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Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia

3
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ) and Zadar Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Illusions and Five Wells Square (Trg 5 Bunara). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, and see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zadar trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Pula to Zadar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July in Zadar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Church of the Holy Cross
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Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates
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.
Appreciate the collections at Galerija Mestrovic and Froggyland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kliška tvrđava and Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Omis (Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) & Fortress Mirabella (Peovica)) and Trogir (The St. Lawrence Cathedral & Trogir Historic Site). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace and contemplate the long history of Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre.

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Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Split, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Omis, Trogir, Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) ©
Fortress Starigrad (Fortica)

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.
On the 14th (Sat), admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and then take some stellar pictures from Spanjola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, then kick back and relax at Milna, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hvar planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Stari Grad
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Milna ©
Milna

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