16 days in Croatia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h
5
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Denver

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alcatraz, Swanky Monkey Garden and Wine Tours & Tastings.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip itinerary builder website .

Atlanta, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Atlanta in May, with highs in Zagreb at 69°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Nightlife Tours Neighborhoods
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Swanky Monkey Garden ©
Swanky Monkey Garden
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Alcatraz ©
Alcatraz

2
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've added Bear Sanctuary, Rastoke, Mali Buk, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, then admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Cascades, then admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap, then admire the sheer force of Mali Buk, and finally identify plant and animal life at Rastoke.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park journey app .

Getting from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You will leave for Split on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings, "Vidilica", Trogir Historic Site, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius. Get some historical perspective at Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) and Fortress Mirabella (Peovica). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Marjan and don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic).

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Split trip builder .

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Split sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 66°F at night. You will leave for Hvar on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks

Side Trips

Omis, Historic City of Trogir
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci and then contemplate the long history of Spanjola. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Milna, then step off the mainland to explore Jerolim, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hvar day trip site .

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2 hours. In June in Hvar, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 66°F at night. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, The Church of St Stephen
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Jerolim ©
Jerolim

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kayaking & Canoeing, Wine Tours & Tastings, Cave Bar More, and other attractions you added. Get some historical perspective at Stradun and Dominican Monastery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Photo Limited and Gornji Ugao Tower. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, explore the ancient world of Gradske Zidine, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sveti Jakov Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik online trip itinerary maker .

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sunj Beach
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach

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