30 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

30 days in Central Croatia Itinerary

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Fly to Zagreb Airport, Drive to Varazdin
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Varazdin
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kumrovec
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ogulin
— 5 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Zagreb
— 9 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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Varazdin

— 5 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town and Muzej Grada Koprivnice. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varazdin: Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) (in Trakoscan), Zgrada Doma sindikata - Trgovacki Casino (in Cakovec) and Pavlinski samostan (in Lepoglava).

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Varazdin attractions planning website.

Exeter, UK to Varazdin is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Exeter to Varazdin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Varazdin can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kumrovec.

Things to do in Varazdin

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Kumrovec

— 4 nights
Kumrovec is a village in the northern part Croatia, part of Krapina-Zagorje County. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Staro selo museum and Bio Park Divlje Vode. Explore Kumrovec's surroundings by going to Roses Designer Outlet (in Sveti Kriz Zacretje) and Nature Park Zumberak (in Bregana). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Dvor Veliki Tabor and take in the exciting artwork at Antun Augustincic Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kumrovec trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Varazdin to Kumrovec takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kumrovec can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Ogulin on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Kumrovec

Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogulin

— 5 nights
Ogulin is a town in north-western Croatia, in Karlovac County. Step off the beaten path and head to Dubovac Castle and Klek Mountain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ogulin: Karlovac (The Museum of Army Collections from the Croatian Homeland War, Aquatika Freshwater Aquarium Karlovac, &more), The Castle of Ozalj (in Ozalj) and Opg Novkovic (in Slunj). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of The Frankopan Castle, examine the collection at Ivanina Kuca Bajke, explore the activities along Mrežnica, and don't miss a visit to Dulin Ponor.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ogulin travel route planner.

You can drive from Kumrovec to Ogulin in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kumrovec in June since evenings lows in Ogulin dip to 22°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Ogulin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 6 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sastavci and Gradinsko Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plitvice Lakes National Park: Slunj (Stari grad Slunj, Aktivni Odmor, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Konjicki Klub Rakovica, Head underground at Barac Caves, admire the sheer force of Mali Buk, and explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Ogulin to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Zagreb

— 9 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb and Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. Go for a jaunt from Zagreb to Krapina to see Krapina Neanderthal Museum about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Karting Arena Zagreb, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the awesome beauty at Medvednica, and explore the world behind art at Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon).

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip planner.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Central Croatia travel guide

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National Parks · Specialty Museums · Room Escape Games
The forested hills of Central Croatia support vineyards along its slopes, which fall gently into river valleys. The region features hiking, cycling, hunting, and sightseeing in the mainland dotted with romantic castles, Baroque churches, and monasteries. This area offers more than 350 registered cultural sites, as well as ethnographic villages and several places of religious pilgrimage. Join some of the well thought-out tours focused on folklore, naïve art, and old trades and traditions, such as gold panning. For a weekend trip, many visitors combine tasting local cuisine and premium wines with a visit to one of the countryside manor houses showcasing the region's wooden architecture. The lakes and rivers provide the chance to try rowing, rafting, and fishing. This region teems with stories and myths, such as the legend of dancing witches, but it also boasts modern amenities like ski resorts, health spas, and natural thermal springs.