31 days in Croatia Itinerary

31 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Zagreb
— 14 nights
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Novigrad
— 5 nights
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Rijeka
— 2 nights
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Sibenik
— 2 nights
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Hvar
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
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Zagreb
— 2 nights

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14
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lower Town and Croatian Museum of Naive Art. Step off the beaten path and head to Krapina Neanderthal Museum and Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. Venture out of the city with trips to Konjicki Klub Rakovica (in Rakovica), Plitvice Lakes National Park (Mali Buk, Sastavci, &more) and Varazdin (The World of Insects, Old Castle (Stari Grad), &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Staro selo museum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Arts and Crafts, and explore the historical opulence of Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan).

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb holiday planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Zagreb Airport. In September in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Novigrad.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Croatian Museum of Naive Art ©
Croatian Museum of Naive Art
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Krapina Neanderthal Museum ©
Krapina Neanderthal Museum

5
nights
Novigrad

Novigrad ©
Novigrad is a village and municipality in Croatia in the Zadar County. Get a sense of the local culture at Kozlović Winery and Cerkev sv. Roka. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia and Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun. Change things up with these side-trips from Novigrad: Motovun (Benvenuti Winery & Fakin Wines), Vizinada (Pino Rossi Vina, Rossi Winery, &more) and Food Tours (in Buzet). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Zavrsje, learn about winemaking at Vina Poletti, examine the collection at Muzej Lapidarium, and steep yourself in history at Zupna crkva svetog Servula.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Novigrad trip planner.

Getting from Zagreb to Novigrad by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Novigrad

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kozlović Winery ©
Kozlović Winery
Zavrsje ©
Zavrsje
Dvorac Belaj ©
Dvorac Belaj

2
nights
Rijeka

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at St. Vitus Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral, admire the landmark architecture of The Governor's Palace, then see the sky in a new way at Astronomical Centre Rijeka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Volosko, get a new perspective on nature at Ethnographic Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sv. Jakova, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Jacob, then take a stroll through Veprinac, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Room Escape Rijeka by Fox In A Box.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Rijeka trip tool.

Drive from Novigrad to Rijeka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sibenik.

Things to do in Rijeka

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
The Governor's Palace ©
The Governor's Palace

2
nights
Sibenik

Sibenik ©
Sibenik, the oldest Croatian city on the coast, sits as a naturally protected harbor.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Muzej betinske drvene brodogradnje, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Uspenie Mother of God (Crkva Uspenie Bogomatere), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Madonna of Health, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Carmel Church. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, explore the world behind art at Sibenik City Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Gospe van Grada, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa e Monastero di San Lorenzo, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael's Fortress.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sibenik online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Rijeka to Sibenik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Sibenik

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Chiesa e Monastero di San Lorenzo ©
Chiesa e Monastero di San Lorenzo
 Muzej betinske drvene brodogradnje ©
Muzej betinske drvene brodogradnje
St. Michael's Fortress ©
St. Michael's Fortress

2
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Hvar

Hvar ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Franciscan Monastery and Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Spanjola and Stari Grad Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of St Stephen, indulge your senses at Hvar Tours, see the interesting displays at Malo Grablje, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Roch.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hvar holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Sibenik to Hvar in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fort Napoljun - Napolean ©
Fort Napoljun - Napolean
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, explore the galleries of Love Stories Museum, take an in-depth tour of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then make a trip to Prijeko street, then steep yourself in history at St. John's Fortress, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument of Poet Ivan Gundulic. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Lokrum Visitor Center, contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Minceta Fortress, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, then take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town, and finally explore the world behind art at Vlaho Bukovac House.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online travel route planner.

You can 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 October, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Vlaho Bukovac House ©
Vlaho Bukovac House

2
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Zagreb

Zagreb ©

Little Vienna

Explore hidden gems such as Sky Riders Paragliding Croatia and Lauba. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ivanina Kuca Bajke and Mushroom Museum. Step out of Zagreb with an excursion to Dulin Ponor in Ogulin--about 1h 20 min away. See even more of Zagreb: admire the masterpieces at Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon), explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, examine the collection at Drazen Petrovic Museum - Memorial Center, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Petrica Kerempuh.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in October, things will get slightly colder in Zagreb: highs are around 62°F and lows about 45°F.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon) ©
Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon)
Drazen Petrovic Museum - Memorial Center ©
Drazen Petrovic Museum - Memorial Center
Lauba ©
Lauba

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