19 days in Croatia Itinerary

19 days in Croatia Itinerary

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19 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Porec
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Family-friendly places like Maksimir and Zagreb Muzej Iluzija will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), meet the residents at Zagreb Zoo, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Zagreb travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Sydney to Zagreb, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 7°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Porec.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Maksimir ©
Maksimir
Zagreb Zoo ©
Zagreb Zoo
Zagreb Muzej Iluzija ©
Zagreb Muzej Iluzija

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Porec

Porec ©
With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
On the 26th (Thu), see the sky in a new way at Visnjan Observatory, then examine the collection at Traktor Story, and then explore and take pictures at MOTODROM Porec. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Pinesta Beach and then find something for the whole family at Adventure Park Sky Fox.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Porec driving holiday planner .

Getting from Zagreb to Porec by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Porec

Beaches Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Visnjan Observatory, Pinesta Beach
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Pinesta Beach ©
Pinesta Beach
Traktor Story ©
Traktor Story
MOTODROM Porec ©
MOTODROM Porec

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, then appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, and then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, and finally look for gifts at Filigran Split.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Split journey planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Porec to Split in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December in Split, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn) and Mlini Beach. On the 1st (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Dubovica, make a trip to Mekicevica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hvar road trip planning site .

Getting from Split to Hvar by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn) ©
Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn)
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Mlini Beach ©
Mlini Beach

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nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Family-friendly places like Vela Przina Beach and Pupnatska Luca Beach will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Korcula Town Walls, take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Treasury Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, and look for gifts at Coral Shop Irena.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Korcula Town online vacation builder .

Getting from Hvar to Korcula Town by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Old City
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls

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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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, explore the galleries of Love Stories Museum, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, and don't miss a visit to Pile Gate.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planning site .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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