8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Zagreb
— 1 night
Drive
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Pula
— 1 night
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— Few hours
Drive
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Sibenik
— 1 night
Drive
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Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Split
— 1 night
Drive
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Zagreb
— 1 night

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Zagreb

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, pick up some local products at Dolac Market, then look for gifts at Handmade in Zagreb, then stop by Notes of Zagreb, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zagreb online travel planner.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiport is Zagreb Airport. May in Zagreb sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, then learn about winemaking at Babos Wine, and then head off the coast to Brijuni Islands.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pula trip planning app.

You can drive from Zagreb to Pula in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Pula can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Pula

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sibenik.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature
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Sibenik

Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for gifts at Morlacch, contemplate the long history of The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, and then meet the residents at Aquarium Terrarium Sibenik.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sibenik visit planner.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sibenik by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Sibenik, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sibenik

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Dubrovnik

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for gifts at Dubrovnik Heritage - Handmade Croatian Products. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Lokrum Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, stop by Tedi, stop by Kokula Art and Craft Shop, then take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Stradun.

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Drive from Sibenik to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Split

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): shop like a local with Riva Harbor and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Split travel route planning site.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in Split sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Zagreb

Little Vienna

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and then join in the after-dark buzz at Vinoteka Bornstein.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip builder.

You can drive from Split to Zagreb in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Split in May since evenings lows in Zagreb dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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.