15 days in Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park & Croatian Coast Itinerary

15 days in Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park & Croatian Coast Itinerary

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15 days in Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park & Croatian Coast Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Zadar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Krka National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Split
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Brela
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
8
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Milan

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic, examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, stop by Dora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marija Bistrica Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb online route maker .

Milan, Italy to Zagreb is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Milan in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Zagreb, with lows around 17°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Marija Bistrica Church
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Zagreb 80's Museum ©
Zagreb 80's Museum
Atelier Mestrovic ©
Atelier Mestrovic

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night
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 12th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Veliki Prstavac and then take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park route planning site .

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi
Ciginovac Lake ©
Ciginovac Lake
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

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nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 14th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jadro Beach, don't miss a visit to The Forum, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and finally examine the collection at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zadar sightseeing planner .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Jadro Beach
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Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Krka National Park

Krka National Park ©
On the 16th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Krka Monastery, then explore the stunning scenery at Cikola River Canyon, and then contemplate the long history of Visovac Monastery.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Krka National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Zadar to Krka National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Krka National Park when traveling from Zadar in August, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cikola River Canyon, Krka Monastery
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Krka Monastery ©
Krka Monastery
Visovac Monastery ©
Visovac Monastery

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nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): do a tasting at Putalj Winery, then contemplate the long history of Old Split, and then take an in-depth tour of Split Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, walk around Marjan Park, examine the collection at Live Museum Split, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Jupiter.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Split trip planner.

Drive from Krka National Park to Split in 1.5 hours. August in Split sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Brela.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Split Archaeological Museum ©
Split Archaeological Museum

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nights
Brela

Brela ©
Brela is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia, population 1,771 (2001). On the 19th (Mon), kick back and relax at Punta Rata Beach and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Omis and Cetina River, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brela Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brela day trip planning website .

Getting from Split to Brela by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In August, daily temperatures in Brela can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Brela

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Omis
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Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Brela Beach ©
Brela Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
Bol, Brac Island

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish church complex, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Murvica Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) and then kick back and relax at Sumartin Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bol trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Brela to Bol takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bol are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Parish church complex, Murvica Beach, Sumartin Beach
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Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, then steep yourself in history at Dominican Monastery, then wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Snow. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Brsalje Street, examine the collection at Love Stories Museum, get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally delve into the distant past at Minceta Fortress.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Bol to Dubrovnik takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum

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