10 days in Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Croatia Itinerary

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10 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Split
— 1 night
2
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
3
Zagreb
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, see the interesting displays at Museum of Senses Split, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Palace Cipiko, then make a trip to Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Split trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Split is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in January; daily highs in Split reach 55°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, Church Of St. Roch, Palace Cipiko
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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.
On the 29th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, then browse the exhibits of Art by Stjepko, and then take a stroll through Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, then don't miss a visit to Cavtat Cemetery, then admire the striking features of Minceta Fortress, and finally steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip site .

You can take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in January, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat Cemetery
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

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 31st (Fri): walk around Medvednica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Marija Bistrica Church, and then browse the exhibits of Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Samobor Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubrovnik in January; daily highs in Zagreb reach 41°F and lows reach 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Marija Bistrica Church, Samobor Castle
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Samobor Castle ©
Samobor Castle
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Medvednica ©
Medvednica

3
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 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Velebit Nature Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Konjicki Klub Rakovica, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Slapovi Milke Trnine, take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, then admire the sheer force of Batinovac Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake, and finally admire the sheer force of Veliki Prstavac.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park online sightseeing planner .

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Premuzic Trail, Sokolac Castle, Velebit Nature Park
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Velebit Nature Park ©
Velebit Nature Park
Sokolac Castle ©
Sokolac Castle
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac

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