42 days in Croatia Itinerary

42 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Dubrovnik
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
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Hvar, Hvar Island
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Split
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zadar
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Rab Island
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Krk Island
— 3 nights
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Rijeka
— 3 nights
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Rovinj
— 5 nights
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Zagreb
— 5 nights
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Dubrovnik

— 6 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Croatian War of Independence and Church of Saint Blaise. Get a sense of the local culture at St. John's Fortress and Cavtat Cemetery. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Minceta Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Treasury, get engrossed in the history at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Annunciation.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dubrovnik is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in March, things will get cooler in Dubrovnik: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 29:

Korcula Town, Korcula Island

— 2 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get all the equipment you need at Freestyle, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Abel, then stop by Kutak Knjiga, and finally stop by Coral Shop Irena. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Bire winery, take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery, then make a trip to Korcula Old City, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Korcula Town attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Transportation · Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Hvar, Hvar Island

— 5 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Popular historic sites such as Franciscan Monastery and St. Stephen's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Head to Forko souvenir shop and Delicia Shop Hvarfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Stari Grad Plain, stroll through Dubovica Beach, kick back and relax at Mekicevica Beach, and learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hvar trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2.5 hours. In March in Hvar, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:

Split

— 5 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get some cultural insight at Klis Fortress and The City Hall - Duke's Palace. Step off the beaten path and head to The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower and City Center one Split. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Trogir (Palace Cipiko, The Chapel of Ivan Orsini, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Riva Harbor, examine the collection at Froggyland, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

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You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In April in Split, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:

Zadar

— 4 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Narodni trg u Zadru and Church of St. Donat. Get a sense of the local culture at The Church of the Holy Cross and St. Chrysogonus Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Fortica Castle (in Novigrad), Jadro Beach (in Vir) and Šimuni Beach (in Simuni). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art, stop by Supernova Zadar, don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), and take in the views from Stone Bridge and the Old Gate.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zadar trip planning tool.

You can drive from Split to Zadar in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Zadar. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Rab Island.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:

Rab Island

— 3 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zidine Fortress and Cathedral of St. Mary The Great (Sveta Marija Velika). Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ciganka Beach and Kandarola Nude Beach.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Rab Island holiday builder.

Traveling by ferry from Zadar to Rab Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Krk Island.

Things to do in Rab Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Krk Island

— 3 nights

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Frankopan Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Trinity - Baska, then kick back and relax at Stara Baska (Old Baska), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Lucy. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Baska, examine the collection at Kosljun - Monastery Museum, and then step off the mainland to explore Košljun.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Krk Island itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Rab Island to Krk Island in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Krk Island sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rijeka.

Things to do in Krk Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

Rijeka

— 3 nights
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trsat Castle and Korzo. Volosko and Frankopanski kaštel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rijeka: Kvadrac (in Novi Vinodolski) and Kredenca Gift Shop (in Crikvenica). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Peek & Poke Computer Museum, shop like a local with Rijeka Central Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, and look for gifts at Tower Center Rijeka.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rijeka online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Krk Island to Rijeka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rijeka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

Rovinj

— 5 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Visit Dvigrad and Monkodonja Hill Fort for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gradska Trznica Pula and Wine and Souvenir Shop Terraneo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovinj: Food & Wine station Trapan (in Pula), Stella Beer 2 Go (in Medulin) and Babos Wine (in Vodnjan). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Kabola Winery, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Sottomuro, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and savor the flavors at Clai.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rovinj trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Rijeka to Rovinj takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rovinj when traveling from Rijeka in April, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:

Zagreb

— 5 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Visit Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) and Upper Town (Gornji Grad) for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Arena Centar and Dolac Market. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Lower Town, browse the different shops at Avenue Mall, stop by La Chocolate, and join in the after-dark buzz at Vinoteka Bornstein.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb trip planner.

You can drive from Rovinj to Zagreb in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:

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.