55 days in Croatia Itinerary

55 days in Croatia Itinerary

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55 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
+2
train + tram + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Split
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 6 nights
3
Dubrovnik
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 5 nights
5
Zadar
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Rovinj
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Opatija
— 3 nights
9
Zagreb
— 9 nights
+2
Fly + tram + train:  15​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

6
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Galerija Mestrovic and Froggyland. Escape the urban bustle at Velika Raduca Beach and Punta Rata Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Omis (Fortress Mirabella (Peovica), Omis and Cetina River, & more), Brela Beach (in Brela) and Primosten (Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten & Gift shop Olive). Spend the 9th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, and wander the streets of Riva Harbor.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Split trip itinerary planning app .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Split is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Split is 6 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, expect Split to be little chillier, temps between 82°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Omis, Primosten, Trogir, Brela, Church Of St. Roch
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River Rafting & Tubing
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Brela Beach ©
Brela Beach

6
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Mlini Beach and Dubovica. Do some cultural sightseeing at Milna and St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 17th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Jerolim Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sveta Nedilja, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hvar Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hvar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Exotic Beach, Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Mlini Beach ©
Mlini Beach

8
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.
Get outdoors at Srebreno Beach and Elaphiti Islands. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vlaho Bukovac House and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Cavtat (Cavtat Cemetery, Church of Our Lady of the Snow, & more) and Your black horizon Art Pavilion (in Lopud). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, wander the streets of Lapad, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sveti Jakov Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cavtat, Srebreno Beach, Your black horizon Art Pavilion
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery

5
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Mark's Cathedral and Bishop's Treasury Museum. Popular historic sites such as Kula Svih Svetih and Sveti Mihovil are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Korcula Town side-trips: Blato (Ethno Museum Barilo & River Rafting & Tubing) and Proizd Island (in Vela Luka). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, stroll through Vela Przina Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Korcula Town tour builder .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town by car takes about 3 hours. June in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Blato, Proizd Island, Korcula Old City
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City

6
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Ancient Glass and Archaeological Museum Zadar. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Paklenica National Park. When in Zadar, make a side trip to see Simuni Beach in Simuni, approximately 1h 05 min away. On the 7th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, appreciate the extensive heritage of Narodni trg u Zadru, and pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zadar trip builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Korcula Town to Zadar in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Korcula Town in July, Zadar is little chillier at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Nin, Simuni Beach, Paklenica National Park
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Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bear Sanctuary and Veliki Slap. Step off the beaten path and head to The Lower Lakes and Nehaj Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plitvice Lakes National Park: Rastoke (in Slunj), Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla (in Smiljan) and Prva Draga Beach (in Senj). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Gradinsko Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Slapovi Milke Trnine, identify plant and animal life at Velebit Association Kuterevo, and Head underground at Barac Caves.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park day trip site .

Traveling by bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Senj, Kuterevo, Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla, Rastoke
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Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
Rastoke ©
Rastoke
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes

5
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Visiting Mulini Beach and Tito's Park will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Kozlovic Winery and Main Street. Venture out of the city with trips to Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum (in Vodnjan), Porec (Jama - Grotta Baredine, Euphrasius Basilica, & more) and Pula (Arco dei Sergi & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's still lots to do: walk around Punta Corrente, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, admire the landmark architecture of Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun, and don't miss a visit to Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovinj online trip maker .

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July in Rovinj, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Opatija.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pula, Porec, Vodnjan, Groznjan, Motovun
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:
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Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica

3
nights
Opatija

Opatija ©
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Trsat Castle and Korzo. Step off the beaten path and head to The town of Hum and The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina. Get out of town with these interesting Opatija side-trips: Buzet (Food Tours & Aura Distillery) and Crkva sv. Jurja mucenika (in Rijeka). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Volosko, pause for some photo ops at Madonna del Mare Statue, get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare, and make a trip to Maiden With The Seagull.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Opatija trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Rovinj to Opatija in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovinj in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Opatija, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Opatija

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rijeka, Buzet, The town of Hum
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
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The town of Hum ©
The town of Hum
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Volosko ©
Volosko

9
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get some historical perspective at Old Castle (Stari Grad) and Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan). Krapina Neanderthal Museum and Mirogoj Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Zagreb with an excursion to Church of Saint Anastazia in Samobor--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, take a stroll through Lower Town, explore the galleries of Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Opatija to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Opatija in July, Zagreb is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Krapina Neanderthal Museum, Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Church of Saint Anastazia, Old Castle (Stari Grad)
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 31:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Krapina Neanderthal Museum ©
Krapina Neanderthal Museum

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