21 days in Croatia Itinerary

21 days in Croatia Itinerary

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21 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Zadar
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
2
Nin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Lozovac
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Trogir
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Bol
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Zagreb
— 3 nights
8
Rijeka
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
9
Opatija
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Motovun
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h
11
Rovinj
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
12
Pula
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Athens

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Zadar

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 20th (Wed): make a trip to Paseo Maritimo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Archaeological Museum Zadar, make a trip to The Forum, contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), and finally explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zadar trip itinerary planner.

Athens, Greece to Zadar is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in November, things will get slightly colder in Zadar: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Nin.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Museums
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Narodni trg u Zadru ©
Narodni trg u Zadru
Paseo Maritimo ©
Paseo Maritimo
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

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Nin

Nin ©
Nin is a town in the Zadar County of Croatia, population 1,132, total municipality population 2,744 .Nin was historically important as a centre of a medieval Christian Bishopric. On the 22nd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church, raise your glass at Mashtel Distillery, take in the views from Stone Bridge and the Old Gate, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Nin Antiquities, then don't miss a visit to The Roman Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nin sightseeing app .

Nin is very close to Zadar. In November, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lozovac.

Things to do in Nin

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

Side Trip

Parish Church
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Mashtel Distillery ©
Mashtel Distillery
The Roman Temple ©
The Roman Temple

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Lozovac

Lozovac ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lozovac road trip planning site .

You can drive from Nin to Lozovac in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Trogir.

Things to do in Lozovac

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Krka National Park
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park

1
night
Trogir

A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, don't miss a visit to Trogir Square, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally don't miss a visit to North Gate.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Trogir attractions website .

Getting from Lozovac to Trogir by car takes about an hour. In November in Trogir, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Trogir

Outdoors Tours Transportation
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Speed Boats Tours
North Gate ©
North Gate

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) and then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then make a trip to Narodni trg, and finally make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic).

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Split online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Trogir to Split takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In November in Split, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Fortress Starigrad (Fortica)
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
River Rafting & Tubing
Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) ©
Fortress Starigrad (Fortica)

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nights
Bol

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 27th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora and then steep yourself in history at Dolina Blaca. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Supetar Bay, stroll the grounds of Supetar cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Jaksic Galerija, and finally admire the striking features of Kastil Gospodnetic Dol.

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You can drive from Split to Bol in 2 hours. November in Bol sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Supetar, Jaksic Galerija, Kastil Gospodnetic Dol
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Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Supetar Bay ©
Supetar Bay
Supetar cemetery ©
Supetar cemetery

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nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mirogoj Cemetery and Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Lower Town, ponder the design of Holy Mary Monument, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Medvednica, and walk around Zrinjevac.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb online vacation planner .

Fly from Bol to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Bol in November, things will get little chillier in Zagreb: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Museums Nature
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery
Lower Town
Lower Town

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Rijeka

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Gradski Toranj (City Tower), admire the landmark architecture of The Modello Palace, step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle, don't miss a visit to The Islamic Center of Rijeka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Korzo.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rijeka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Rijeka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zagreb in December, with highs in Rijeka at 13°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Opatija.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites
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Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Korzo ©
Korzo
The Islamic Center of Rijeka ©
The Islamic Center of Rijeka

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Opatija

Opatija ©
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
On the 3rd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Croatian Museum of Tourism, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Jacob, wander the streets of Volosko, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, and finally make a trip to Maiden With The Seagull.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Opatija itinerary builder site .

Opatija is just a stone's throw from Rijeka. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Motovun.

Things to do in Opatija

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina ©
Volosko ©
Volosko

2
nights
Motovun

Motovun is a village in central Istria, Croatia. On the 4th (Wed), take a stroll through The town of Hum, then sample the fine beverages at Aura Distillery, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally do a tasting at Fakin Wines. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Kozlovic Winery, make a trip to Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia, make a trip to Bell Tower, then get to know the fascinating history of Ancient City Walls, and finally admire the striking features of Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Motovun online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Opatija to Motovun in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Motovun

Tours Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Buzet, Kozlovic Winery, The town of Hum, Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia
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Food Tours
Kozlovic Winery ©
Kozlovic Winery
Ancient City Walls ©
Ancient City Walls

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Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 6th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Benedict, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, make a trip to Main Street, then walk around Punta Corrente, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovinj travel planner .

Drive from Motovun to Rovinj in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In December in Rovinj, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pula.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks Historic Sites
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Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia
Main Street ©
Main Street

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Pula

Pula ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stop by Dolija 08, then admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi, then admire all the interesting features of Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and finally don't miss a visit to Valle dIstria/Bale.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pula online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Pula takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Pula are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Pula

Shopping

Side Trips

Valle dIstria/Bale, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Arco dei Sergi ©
Arco dei Sergi
Dolija 08 ©
Dolija 08

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cavtat Seaside Promenade and Cavtat Cemetery. Change things up with a short trip to Vlaho Bukovac House in Cavtat (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress, and steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planner .

You can fly from Pula to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Pula in December since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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