59 days in Croatia Itinerary

59 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia trip itinerary planner

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Zagreb
— 7 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Stinica, Ferry to Misnjak Rab, Drive to Rab Island
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Rab Island
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Krk Island
— 5 nights
Ferry to Merag, Drive to Mali Losinj
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Mali Losinj, Losinj Island
— 4 nights
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Cres Island
— 5 nights
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Poreč
— 3 nights
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Split
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Hvar Island
— 5 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 7 nights
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Dubrovnik
— 7 nights
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Zagreb

— 7 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, fun & games, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Ban Josip Jelačić Square, stop by Lower Town, and examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zagreb vacation planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Zagreb is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in December; daily highs in Zagreb reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 11:

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 4 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plitvice Lakes National Park: Premuzic Trail (in Krasno Polje) and Una Mamea Park (in Donji Lapac). Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Plitvice Lakes National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Konjicki Klub Rakovica, see the top attractions with Barac Caves, and take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Rab Island.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

Rab Island

— 5 nights
Rab Island is known for beaches, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Hungry Fish, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony, delve into the distant past at Zidine Fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Mary's Assumption.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rab Island trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rab Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Krk Island.

Things to do in Rab Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:

Krk Island

— 5 nights

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Krk Island side-trips: Peek & Poke Computer Museum (in Rijeka) and Opatija (The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina, Kredenca Opatija, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Trinity - Baska, learn about winemaking at Kuca Vina Ivan Katunar, soothe aching muscles at Fish Pedicure Njivice, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Holy Virgin Mary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Krk Island attractions planner.

Getting from Rab Island to Krk Island by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Krk Island are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mali Losinj.

Things to do in Krk Island

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:

Mali Losinj, Losinj Island

— 4 nights
Mali Lošinj is a town and municipality in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, on the island of Lošinj, in western Croatia. Mali Losinj is known for beaches, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sv. Ivan the Baptist, get outside with Croyak Adventure, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Osorscica – mountaineering trail.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mali Losinj visit planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Krk Island to Mali Losinj in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Cres Island.

Things to do in Mali Losinj

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Cres Island

— 5 nights
Cres Island is known for beaches, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Mary of the Snow, make a trip to Valun Tablet (Valunska ploca), explore the ancient world of Osor Town Walls, and examine the collection at Centar Za Odrzivi Razvoj Gerbin.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cres Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can travel from Mali Losinj to Cres Island in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Poreč.

Things to do in Cres Island

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:

Poreč

— 3 nights
With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poreč: Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia (in Groznjan), Aura Distillery (in Buzet) and Punta Corrente (in Rovinj). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pula Arena, take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, explore the fascinating underground world of Jama - Grotta Baredine, and relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Poreč trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cres Island to Poreč takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Split.

Things to do in Poreč

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Split

— 6 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore Split's surroundings by going to Etnoland (in Pakovo Selo) and Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir). Spend the 10th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace, delve into the distant past at Grgur Ninski Statue, see Off-Road Tours, and go for a stroll along the water at Riva Harbor.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Split online road trip planner.

Fly from Poreč to Split in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Split can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:

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.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanish Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Spirit, don't miss a visit to The Harbour of Hvar, and step off the mainland to explore Jerolim.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hvar holiday planning website.

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:

Korcula Town, Korcula Island

— 7 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Korcula Town: Natura Antunovic (in Orebic) and Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, stop by Bags by Kristina, view the masterpieces at Atelier Abel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Korcula Town road trip website.

Getting from Hvar to Korcula Town by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 24:

Dubrovnik

— 7 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.
Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Old Town, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, take a stroll through Lapad, step off the mainland to explore Elafiti Islands, and make a trip to Pile Gate.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dubrovnik, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In January in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 31:

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.