8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia visit planner

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Karlovac
— 1 night
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Opatija
— 1 night
Drive
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Rijeka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovinj
— 1 night
Drive
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Pula
— 1 night
Drive
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Krk Island
— 1 night

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Karlovac

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): meet the residents at Aquatika Freshwater Aquarium Karlovac.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Karlovac trip site.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Zagreb Airport, Pula Airport and Zadar Airport. In June, daytime highs in Karlovac are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Karlovac

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the activities along The Lower Lakes, then admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park vacation planner.

Drive from Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Opatija.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Opatija

— 1 night
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for gifts at Kredenca Opatija, take a stroll through Volosko, then get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare, and finally don't miss a visit to Maiden With The Seagull.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Opatija trip planner.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Opatija in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Opatija sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Opatija

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

Rijeka

— 1 night
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). On the 17th (Thu), examine the collection at St. Vitus Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle, then see the interesting displays at Peek & Poke Computer Museum, and finally make a trip to Gradski Toranj (City Tower).

For photos and other tourist information, read Rijeka online trip itinerary maker.

Rijeka is just a short distance from Opatija. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Rijeka

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Rovinj

— 1 night

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 18th (Fri): make a trip to Port of Rovinj, stop by Artrovinj, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovinj travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rijeka to Rovinj takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rijeka in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rovinj, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Pula

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, then step into the grandiose world of Kastel, then delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, and finally admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pula travel planner.

Drive from Rovinj to Pula in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Krk Island.

Things to do in Pula

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Krk Island

— 1 night

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Frankopan Castle, stroll through Stara Baska (Old Baska), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Trinity - Baska, then don't miss a visit to Vrbnik, then don't miss a visit to Klancic Narrow Street, and finally make a trip to Our Lady of the Assumption - Vrbnik.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Krk Island day trip app.

Traveling by car from Pula to Krk Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Krk Island when traveling from Pula in June, with lows around 22°C.

Things to do in Krk Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

Croatia travel guide

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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.