24 days in Serbia & Croatia Itinerary

24 days in Serbia & Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
+2
Fly to Tivat, Taxi to Herceg Novi, Bus to Dubrovnik
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
5
Bol, Croatia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive to Supetar, Ferry to Split, Drive to Sibenik
6
Sibenik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly
8
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive to Krk, Ferry to Rab Island
9
Rab Island, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Valbiska, Drive to Zagreb
10
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

Belgrade, Serbia

— 1 night
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 31st (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, make a trip to Knez Mihailova, stop by FAB Living by Una, then engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple. On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a stroll through Skadarlija, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Crkva Svetog Marka, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ada Ciganlija.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Belgrade route planner.

Dallas, USA to Belgrade is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Belgrade due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dallas in July; daily highs in Belgrade reach 85°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Belgrade

Museums · Beaches · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): wander the streets of Old Town, then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, then examine the collection at War Photo Limited, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Belgrade to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belgrade in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 3 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Appreciate the collections at Bags by Kristina and Korcula Town Museum. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Vela Przina Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: indulge your senses at Korcula Explorer, steep yourself in history at Kula Morska Vrata, make a trip to Forteca, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luka Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Korcula Town trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. August in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Hvar, Croatia

— 3 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Spanish Fortress and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Franciscan Monastery and Tomic Winery. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, head outdoors with Spiaggia di Zarace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mlini Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Benedictine Monastery.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hvar road trip website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Bol, Croatia

— 2 nights
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.
On the 10th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with Fun Dive Club, examine the collection at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, then see the interesting displays at Museum uja, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sumartin Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, shop like a local with Jaksic Gallery, then stroll through Murvica Beach, then kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paklina Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bol tour itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Bol in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Sibenik.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Sibenik, Croatia

— 2 nights
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Archipelago Tours, then contemplate the long history of The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sokolarski Raptor Centre, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael's Fortress.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sibenik trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Bol to Sibenik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Sibenik

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Split, Croatia

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Diocletian's Palace and Etnografski muzej Split. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Historic City of Trogir in Trogir (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, contemplate the long history of Old Split, and delve into the distant past at Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Split online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sibenik to Split takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Split can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Rovinj.

Things to do in Split

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Rovinj, Croatia

— 2 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Kastel, delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, and finally admire the striking features of Zuccato Palace. Keep things going the next day: visit Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, then get a dose of the wild on Stupica Excursions, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovinj trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Split to Rovinj takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rovinj when traveling from Split in August, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rab Island.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Rab Island, Croatia

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Thu), kick back and relax at Podsilo Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kandarola Nude Beach, and then kick back and relax at Suha Punta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): stroll through Pudarica Beach, kick back and relax at Jelenovica Beach, kick back and relax at Lopar Beach, then kick back and relax at Ciganka Beach, and finally stroll through Sahara Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rab Island online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rovinj to Rab Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rab Island

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Zagreb, Croatia

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a taste of the local shopping with Dolac Market, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Zagreb 360.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb online journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Rab Island to Zagreb in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Serbia travel guide

4.3
A country of wild landscapes and wilder nights, Serbia is renowned for its diversity and hospitality. It's a land of rich history with an abundance of monuments dating back to prehistory, ancient times, and the Middle Ages. Some of the country's most famous attractions are the medieval monasteries, many of which are still active and open to visitors. Major cities like Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš, are bustling hubs where you can immerse yourself in the arts, cafe culture, and all-night partying. Take a trip into the countryside crisscrossed with rivers and explore the lush plains, untouched forests, clear lakes, and rugged mountains. Welcoming villages offer an abundance of hospitality, and numerous spa resorts give you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a tranquil atmosphere. Serbian cuisine is very diverse, so whichever region you visit, make sure to try some of the local specialties.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
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.