33 days in Croatia Itinerary

33 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Pula
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Rovinj
— 5 nights
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Rijeka
— 2 nights
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Rab Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Misnjak Rab, Ferry to Stinica, Drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Zadar
— 2 nights
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Trogir
— 3 nights
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Split
— 3 nights
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Vis
— 2 nights
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Hvar
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
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Zagreb
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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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pula holiday maker tool.

London, UK to Pula is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Pula, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Pula are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Pula

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

Rovinj

— 5 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Main Street and Spas & Wellness. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Port of Rovinj. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovinj: Momjan (Kozlović Winery & Kabola Winery), Poreč (Porec Old Town & Euphrasius Basilica) and Excursions Mikela (in Vrsar). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, look for gifts at Ribica Atelier, and view the masterpieces at Atelier Sottomuro.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovinj travel route planning site.

You can drive from Pula to Rovinj in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rovinj are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rijeka.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:

Rijeka

— 2 nights
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Step off the beaten path and head to Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat and The Governor's Palace. Veprinac and St. Vitus Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: stroll around The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina and look for gifts at Kredenca Opatija.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rijeka online visit planner.

You can drive from Rovinj to Rijeka in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Rijeka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for Rab Island.

Things to do in Rijeka

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Rab Island

— 5 nights
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Suha Punta Beach and Jelenovica Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Kuca Rabske Torte and Cathedral of St. Mary The Great (Sveta Marija Velika). Take a break from Rab Island with a short trip to Northern Velebit National Park in Krasno Polje, about 1h 25 min away.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rab Island road trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Rijeka to Rab Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rab Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Galovac Lake and then explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip builder website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rab Island to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Zadar

— 2 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at MasVin and then hike along Mountain Traveller Croatia.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zadar trip builder site.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Zadar sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Trogir.

Things to do in Zadar

Tours · Wineries · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Trogir

— 3 nights

Stone Beauty

A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The City Hall - Duke's Palace and Historic City of Trogir. Popular historic sites such as St. Dominic Monastery and The Chapel of Ivan Orsini are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Waterfront Promenade, get engrossed in the history at Kairos Collection, and steep yourself in history at Palace Cipiko.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Trogir holiday builder app.

Drive from Zadar to Trogir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in October since evenings lows in Trogir dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Trogir

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:

Split

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Kasuni Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bacvice Beach, make a trip to Pjaca, then examine the collection at Froggyland, and finally surround yourself with nature on Avere Tourism.

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Traveling by car from Trogir to Split takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Split can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vis.

Things to do in Split

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

Vis

— 2 nights
We've included these beaches for you: Beach Prirovo Vis and Zaglav Beach. You'll explore and learn at Eta atelier and Bavul art.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vis sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Split to Vis in 3 hours. In October in Vis, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Vis

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Hvar

— 2 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Stephen, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, then get great views at Spanish Fortress, and finally indulge your senses at Hvar Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hvar route planner.

You can travel from Vis to Hvar in 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

Dubrovnik

— 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sun) before leaving for Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

Zagreb

— 4 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You'll explore and learn at Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) and Zagreb City Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Krapina Neanderthal Museum and Museum of Broken Relationships. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic, learn the secrets of beer at Active Tours, don't miss a visit to King Tomislav Square, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions.

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Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Zagreb is little chillier than Dubrovnik - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:

Croatia travel guide

4.5
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.

Island of Vis travel guide

3.7
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Wine Tours & Tastings
Just off Croatia's coast, Island of Vis remains best known for the eponymous town, where you'll be able to see ancient city walls and a public bath from the Roman times. A fortress on the island houses an archaeological museum, with some items from the 4th century BCE. Another top attraction on Island of Vis is a Catholic church on a small peninsula, erected over an ancient theater from the Roman era.