49 days in Croatia Itinerary

49 days in Croatia Itinerary

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49 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
1
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Osijek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Vukovar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Karlovac
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rijeka
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Pula
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Porec
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Rabac
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Krk Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Zadar
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Sibenik
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Makarska
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
15
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
End: Zagreb


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3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Recreational Sports Center Jarun and Museum of Illusions. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zagreb trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Zagreb Airport. In June in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Osijek.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Maksimir ©
Maksimir
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

2
nights
Osijek

Osijek ©
Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia with a population of 108,048 in 2011. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osijek: The Brod Fortress (in Slavonski Brod) and Dakovo (State Stud Farms Djakovo & Dakovo Cathedral). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Pivnica Runda, admire the architecture and history at Church of the Raising of the Holy Cross, admire the striking features of SS Peter and Paul, and don't miss a visit to Red Fico.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Osijek vacation planner .

You can drive from Zagreb to Osijek in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vukovar.

Things to do in Osijek

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Dakovo, Kopacki Rit Nature Park, The Brod Fortress
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SS Peter and Paul ©
SS Peter and Paul
Pivnica Runda ©
Pivnica Runda
Kopacki Rit Nature Park ©
Kopacki Rit Nature Park

1
night
Vukovar

Vukovar
Vukovar is a city in eastern Croatia. To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vukovar trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Osijek to Vukovar by car takes about an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will leave for Karlovac on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Vukovar

Museums Historic Sites
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1
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Karlovac

Karlovac ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at The Museum of Army Collections from the Croatian Homeland War, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquatika Freshwater Aquarium Karlovac, and then explore the historical opulence of Dubovac Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore the activities along Mrežnica and then explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Ozalj.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Karlovac trip builder app .

Drive from Vukovar to Karlovac in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Karlovac

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mrežnica
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Mrežnica ©
Mrežnica
The Castle of Ozalj ©
The Castle of Ozalj

5
nights
Rijeka

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Kids will enjoy Sablicevo and Beach Havisce Jadranovo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rijeka: Crikvenica (Crikvenica Beach & Aquarium), Medevja Beach (in Medveja) and Aura Distillery (in Buzet). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, make a trip to Maiden With The Seagull, admire the landmark architecture of Mrtvi kanal i Palaca Adamic, and take a stroll through Kastav.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rijeka day trip site .

You can drive from Karlovac to Rijeka in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Karlovac in June, Rijeka is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Pula.

Things to do in Rijeka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Opatija, Crikvenica, Beach Havisce Jadranovo, Aura Distillery, Medevja Beach
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The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina ©
Aquarium ©
Aquarium
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare

2
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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 4th (Sat): gain insight at Aquarium Pula, explore the striking landscape of Kamenjak National Park, and then look for gifts at Dolija 08. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Pula's Marketplace, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and then admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Pula trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a bus from Rijeka to Pula in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Rijeka in July, Pula is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Porec.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamenjak National Park
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Aquarium Pula ©
Aquarium Pula
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Round Tower and then steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a splash at Aquapark Istralandia and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Porec road trip website .

Traveling by car from Pula to Porec takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Rabac.

Things to do in Porec

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Aquapark Istralandia, Old Town
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Aquapark Istralandia ©
Aquapark Istralandia
Old Town ©
Old Town
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

2
nights
Rabac

Rabac ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Vielle ville de Labin and then make a trip to Girandella Beach. On the next day, do a tasting at Andelini Winery, then take a stroll through The town of Hum, then make a trip to Viale Glagolitico, and finally kick back and relax at Plomin Luka.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rabac travel tool .

Drive from Porec to Rabac in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rabac are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Krk Island.

Things to do in Rabac

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hum, Andelini Winery, Vielle ville de Labin, Plomin Luka
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The town of Hum ©
The town of Hum
Andelini Winery ©
Andelini Winery

3
nights
Krk Island

Krk Island ©
A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Underwater park Punat. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Vrbnik, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Baska, then stroll through Stara Baska (Old Baska), and finally step into the grandiose world of Frankopan Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Krk Island trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Rabac to Krk Island in 2 hours. Traveling from Rabac in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Krk Island, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Krk Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Stara Baska (Old Baska) ©
Stara Baska (Old Baska)
Baska ©
Baska
Soline Bay ©
Soline Bay

5
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plitvice Lakes National Park: Rastoke (in Slunj) and Bear Sanctuary (in Kuterevo). Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Plitvice Lakes National Park. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes, take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, and explore the activities along Veliko Lake.

Plan trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Krk Island to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bear Sanctuary, Rastoke
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

8
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Attractions like Simuni Beach and Jadro Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Zadar side-trips: Rucica Beach (in Novalja), Sirana Gligora (in Kolan) and Starigrad-Paklenica (Paklenica National Park & Vecka Kula). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zadar trip tool .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Zadar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Sibenik.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Nin, Starigrad-Paklenica, Sirana Gligora, Jadro Beach, Rucica Beach
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Simuni Beach ©
Simuni Beach
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park

5
nights
Sibenik

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Bring the kids along to Podvrske Beach and Solaris AquaPark. Venture out of the city with trips to Primosten (Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten & Velika Raduca Beach) and Beach Slanica (in Murter). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park, identify plant and animal life at Sokolarski Raptor Centre, admire the natural beauty at Medieval Mediteranean Garden, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sibenik trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a bus from Zadar to Sibenik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in July since evenings lows in Sibenik dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Sibenik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Murter, Primosten, Krka National Park, Pirate's Candy Ship
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Dalmatian Ethno Village ©
Dalmatian Ethno Village

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nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dubovica and Milna. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, contemplate the long history of Old Split, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Senses Split.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Sibenik to Split in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Makarska.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvar, Church Of St. Roch
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Milna ©
Milna

4
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Makarska

Makarska ©
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Punta Rata Beach and Tucepi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) (in Omis) and Drasnice (in Drasnice). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Brela Beach, pause for some photo ops at Seagull Wings Monument, take in the pleasant sights at Makarska Harbour, and take an in-depth tour of Muzej Riba i Rakova.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Makarska vacation planner .

Take a bus from Split to Makarska in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Makarska, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Makarska

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brela, Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), Drasnice, Tucepi Beach, Seagull Wings Monument
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Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Brela Beach ©
Brela Beach
Biokovo ©
Biokovo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace. On your second day here, take a stroll through Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online vacation planner .

Drive from Makarska to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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