27 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Fly
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Split
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Zagreb
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Rovinj
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cres Island
— 2 nights
Unknown
5
Rab Island
— 1 night
Ferry
6
Krk Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Split, Ferry to Hvar
7
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 4 nights
Ferry
9
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
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Split — 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Break Time and Riva Harbor. Museum-lovers will appreciate Diocletians Dream and Split Gallery of Fine Arts. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and see the interesting displays at Jaman Art.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Split online attractions planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Split is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Split is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in December, things will get a bit cooler in Split: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Zagreb.
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Zagreb — 5 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Antun Augustincic Gallery and Dolac Market. Visit Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, take in the exciting artwork at Image of War - War Photography Museum, and stop by Lower Town.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip planner.

Getting from Split to Zagreb by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in December, expect Zagreb to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovinj.
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Rovinj — 1 night

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Agricultural Trade Vivoda, learn about winemaking at OPG Suran Petar Rino, take a stroll through Old Town, take in the exciting artwork at Raku Ceramics, then look for gifts at HED.ON.IST, and finally soothe aching muscles at Jhana Yoga.

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Drive from Zagreb to Rovinj in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Zagreb in December, things will get a bit warmer in Rovinj: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cres Island.
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Cres Island — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Beli Visitor Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Friary and Church on the Island of Cres, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Mary of the Snow, and finally make a trip to Municipal Loggia. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Di Osor, then explore the ancient world of Osor Town Walls, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally examine the collection at Losinjski Muzej.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cres Island trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Rovinj to Cres Island in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Rovinj in December, Cres Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Rab Island.
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Rab Island — 1 night

On the 31st (Sat), delve into the distant past at Zidine Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, then stop by Natura Rab, and finally don't miss a visit to Trg Municipium Arba.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rab Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by journey from Cres Island to Rab Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Krk Island.
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Krk Island — 3 nights

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Visit Lungo Mare and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Krk Island to Buzet to see Aura Distillery about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at Vrbnik Wine Tales, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Trinity - Baska, kick back and relax at Baska Beach, and don't miss a visit to Klancic Narrow Street.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Krk Island road trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Rab Island to Krk Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Krk Island sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Hvar.
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Hvar, Hvar Island — 3 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.
Fort Napoljun - Napolean and Spanish Fortress will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Mamma Mia the Boutique, learn about winemaking at Dubokovic Wine, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Benedictine Monastery.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hvar trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Krk Island to Hvar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Krk Island in January, you will find days in Hvar are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Korcula Town.
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island — 4 nights

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Shop till you drop at Villa Villekulla Salon & Workshop and Vapor gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Icon Museum and Ethno Museum Barilo. Step out of Korcula Town to go to Smokvica and see Grosic Winery, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Popic Winery Lumbarda, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic collection Barilo, and view the masterpieces at Atelier Abel.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Korcula Town online tour planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik — 5 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at FARAC Filigree & Fine Jewelry and Art by Stjepko. Popular historic sites such as Walls of Dubrovnik and The Franciscan Church and Monastery are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Red History Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Sebastian Art Gallery & Art Shop, make a trip to Pile Gate, and take a stroll through Old Town.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik online travel route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In January, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Croatia travel guide

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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.
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