14 days in Croatia & Trieste Itinerary

14 days in Croatia & Trieste Itinerary

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Pula, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 1 day
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Trieste, Italy
— Few hours
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 5 nights

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Pula, Croatia

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.
Popular historic sites such as Monastery and Church of St. Francis and Agrippina's House are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum Olei Histriae and Pula Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Kap Kamenjak in Premantura (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the history at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Sea (Mornaricka crkva), learn about winemaking at Food & Wine station Trapan, and stop by Stella Beer 2 Go.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Pula road trip site.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Pula is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Pula is minus 2 hours. Traveling from St. Petersburg in October, things will get a bit warmer in Pula: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then relax in the rural setting at Stancija Collis, then steep yourself in history at Monkodonja Hill Fort, and finally make a trip to Main Street.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovinj trip planner.

You can drive from Pula to Rovinj in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Rovinj can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Trieste.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Spas · Wineries
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Must see
Main Street
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Historic Site
Monkodonja Hill Fort
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Winery / Vineyard
Stancija Collis
4.5

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Trieste, Italy

Trieste

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Trieste trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a shuttle from Rovinj to Trieste in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 10th (Thu), you're off to Split.

Things to do in Trieste

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Split, Croatia

Split ©

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum uja and Starigrad Fortress. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galerija Mestrovic and Etnografski muzej Split. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Punta Rata Beach (in Brela) and Tvrdic Honey (in Solta Island). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of Senses Split, get engrossed in the history at Split Archaeological Museum, make a trip to Split Synagogue, and learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Trieste to Split in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Split can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Museums · Wineries · Parks · Beaches

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Must see
Museum uja
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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 14th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Konjicki Klub Rakovica, explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, then contemplate the waterfront views at Galovac Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Geologic Formation
Veliki Prstavac
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Waterfall
Pevalekovi Slapovi
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Water Body
Galovac Lake
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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) and Krapina Neanderthal Museum. Let the collections at Atelier Mestrovic and Zagreb 80's Museum capture your imagination. Explore Zagreb's surroundings by going to Marija Bistrica Church (in Marija Bistrica), Old Town (in Varazdin) and Grgic Vina (in Trstenik). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, pause for some serene contemplation at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, examine the collection at Drazen Petrovic Museum - Memorial Center, and make a trip to Republic of Croatia Square / Trg Republike Hrvatske.

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

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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