15 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Pula
— 3 nights
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Rijeka
— 2 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 4 nights
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Zadar
— 2 nights
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Pula — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pula: Kamenjak National Park (in Premantura) and Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun (in Motovun). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Pula Arena, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the landmark architecture of Arch of the Sergi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pula road trip planning tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Pula is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Pula, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in June, you will find days in Pula are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rijeka.
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Rijeka — 2 nights

Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Explore Rijeka's surroundings by going to Buzet (Food Tours & Aura Distillery). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, examine the collection at Peek & Poke Computer Museum, step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle, and stroll around The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rijeka trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Pula to Rijeka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Pula in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rijeka, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park — 4 nights

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Get out of town with these interesting Plitvice Lakes National Park side-trips: Slunj (Stari grad Slunj & Rastoke). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Batinovac Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mali Buk.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zadar.
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Zadar — 2 nights

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zadar day trip planning website.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Croatia travel guide

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Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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