14 days in Croatia Itinerary

14 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia Trip Planner

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Zagreb
— 2 nights
Bus
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zadar
— 1 night
Bus
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Split
— 1 day
Drive
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Makarska
— 1 night
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Drive to Drvenik, Ferry to Sućuraj, Drive to Hvar
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Hvar
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
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Zagreb

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 11th (Sat), wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, then hunt for treasures at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, then join in the after-dark buzz at Vinoteka Bornstein, and finally stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb travel route planning app.

Mumbai, India to Zagreb is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in March, expect Zagreb to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci and then admire the sheer force of Mali Buk.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

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 your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks
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Zadar

— 1 night
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 15th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Nin's Lagoon, buy something for everyone on your list at Supernova Zadar, then make a trip to Narodni trg u Zadru, and finally don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zadar online trip maker.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Split

— 1 day

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 (Thu): kick back and relax at Bene Beach, learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Split Market.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Split itinerary website.

Getting from Zadar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Split can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Makarska.

Things to do in Split

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Makarska

— 1 night
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. On the 17th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tucepi Beach and then kick back and relax at Slatina Beach.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Makarska road trip app.

Drive from Split to Makarska in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Makarska, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Makarska

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Hvar

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): kick back and relax at Sveta Nedilja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Tvrdalj Castle and then don't miss a visit to Stari Grad Plain.

Discover how to plan a Hvar trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Makarska to Hvar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dubrovnik

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sveti Jakov Beach and Dubrovnik Day Sailing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola and Kokula Art and Craft Shop. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, look for gifts at Dubrovnik Treasures, take a stroll through Old Town, and don't miss a visit to Stradun.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online trip itinerary maker.

Ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

Croatia travel guide

4.4
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.

Hvar Island travel guide

4.1
Lookouts · Nightlife · Islands
Island of the Sun
Hvar Island, "the queen of the Dalmatian islands," draws visitors to its beaches lapped by the crystal blue sea. Croatia's sunniest and longest island offers a mild climate, secluded pebble coves, ancient olive trees, vast lavender fields, and pine-forested hills. An important strategic and nautical point since prehistoric times, the island has been building its unique identity ever since. Experience the flavor of Hvar Island in small inns serving homemade wines, as locals sing old island songs. In contrast, the cosmopolitan Hvar offers luxurious five-star hotels, which can attract celebrities (and drive prices up). For a true Hvar experience, try private accommodations like hostels and apartments at private houses, which can service more diverse crowd. The town is crisscrossed by cobbled streets lined with Venetian palaces and offers exciting nightlife.