12 days in Croatia Itinerary

12 days in Croatia Itinerary

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12 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Zadar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Orebic
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h
6
Korcula Town
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Vela Luka
— Few hours
ferry:  4​h
8
Split
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Starigrad-Paklenica
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Zagreb
— 2 nights
End: Zagreb

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day
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 11th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary app .

Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

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nights
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Zadar trip maker tool .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Transportation
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Speed Boats Tours

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nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 13th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, and then wander the streets of Riva Harbor. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, then identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Split travel route planner.

Getting from Zadar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in June since evenings lows in Split dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, River Rafting & Tubing
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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 17th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik day trip app .

Traveling by bus from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Orebic.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik

few
hours
Orebic

Orebic
Orebić is a port town and municipality in the Dubrovnik-Neretva county in Croatia. For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Orebic online route planner .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Orebic takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 18th (Tue), you're off toKorcula Town.

Things to do in Orebic

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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night
Korcula Town

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel, don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Korcula Town trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Orebic to Korcula Town in an hour. In June in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Vela Luka.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Korcula Old City
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Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

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hours
Vela Luka

Vela Luka
Vela Luka is a small town and a municipality in Dubrovnik-Neretva County in southern Dalmatia, Croatia. For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vela Luka trip planner .

Getting from Korcula Town to Vela Luka by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 19th (Wed), you're off toSplit.

Things to do in Vela Luka

Parks Nature Outdoors
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hours
Split

Split
To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Split travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vela Luka to Split in 4 hours. You'll set off for Starigrad-Paklenica on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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night
Starigrad-Paklenica

Starigrad-Paklenica
To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Starigrad-Paklenica attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Starigrad-Paklenica takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Starigrad-Paklenica. You'll set off for Zagreb on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Starigrad-Paklenica

Outdoors Tours Parks
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nights
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 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Tkalciceva, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, and finally wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

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

Drive from Starigrad-Paklenica to Zagreb in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Starigrad-Paklenica in June: highs in Zagreb hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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