20 days in Croatia Itinerary

20 days in Croatia Itinerary

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20 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Rovinj
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Skradin
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
7
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, and stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

2
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take a stroll through Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, have some family-friendly fun at Alpha Strike Laser Tag, then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town and then cool off at Aquapark Istralandia.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovinj trip maker website .

Drive from Zagreb to Rovinj in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Rovinj. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pula, Porec Old Town, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Aquapark Istralandia
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park journey tool .

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Skradin.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

1
night
Skradin

Skradin ©
Skradin is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia, with a population about 3,986 . Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): do a tasting at Ante Sladic Vino and then explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Skradin visit planner .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Skradin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Skradin

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Krka National Park
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Ante Sladic Vino ©
Ante Sladic Vino

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Go for a jaunt from Split to Trogir to see Historic City of Trogir about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano, look for gifts at Filigran Split, contemplate the long history of Old Split, and make a trip to Gaspina mlinica.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Skradin to Split in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Gaspina mlinica, Historic City of Trogir
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

3
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.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Vunetovo Craft Beer, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Hvar visit planning site .

Drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In September in Hvar, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, Vunetovo Craft Beer, Tomic Winery
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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.
Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Cavtat Old Town about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, and examine the collection at War Photo Limited.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planner .

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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