11 days in Croatia & Mostar Itinerary

11 days in Croatia & Mostar Itinerary

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11 days in Croatia & Mostar Itinerary

Start: Oradea, Romania
Drive:  9​h 30​min
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sibenik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Makarska, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Oradea, Romania

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

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 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park online itinerary planner .

Oradea, Romania to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oradea to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get to know the fascinating history of Narodni trg u Zadru, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zadar day trip planning website .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sibenik.

Things to do in Zadar

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Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates
Zadar Cathedral ©
Zadar Cathedral

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Sibenik, Croatia

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sibenik online travel planner .

Getting from Zadar to Sibenik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sibenik when traveling from Zadar in August, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Makarska.

Things to do in Sibenik

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Krka National Park
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
St. Michael's Fortress ©
St. Michael's Fortress

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nights
Makarska, Croatia

Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kliška tvrđava and Sveti Marko. We've included these beaches for you: Punta Rata Beach and Nugal Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Split) and Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) (in Omis). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Tucepi Beach, stroll through Biokovo, appreciate the history behind Kacic Square, and enjoy the sea views from Sveti Patar.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Makarska travel planner .

Drive from Sibenik to Makarska in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Makarska

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Split, Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), Tucepi Beach, Punta Rata Beach
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River Rafting & Tubing
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Kliška tvrđava ©
Kliška tvrđava

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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 22nd (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Samostan Sv.klare, steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik, and then don't miss a visit to Pile Gate.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dubrovnik, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Makarska to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mostar online vacation planner .

Drive from Dubrovnik to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Dubrovnik, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Mostar, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque

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