With fifteen days in Croatia, you'll have plenty of time to explore more of the country. Choose a classic itinerary that hits Zagreb, the castle-laden hills of the Zagorje, and the Adriatic Coast, or go for an outdoorsy adventure that combines hiking, kayaking, rafting, and scuba diving your way through the country. Check out the following itineraries for more inspiration.

Itinerary #1: Classic Croatia - Plitvice, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik  

On this classic fifteen-day itinerary explore all of Croatia's most beautiful sights, including Trakošćan Castle in the Zagorje region, the emerald waters of Plitvice Lakes and the best spots on the Dalmatian Coast. Go sea kayaking around the Pakleni Islands, rent a scooter to travel around the island of Hvar, join a wine tasting and cycling tour to Lumbarda and so much more on your two-week vacation to Croatia

City walls and the harbor of Dubrovnik at sunset
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Zagreb! Zagreb
Day 2 Scenic Castles of the Zagorje Region Zagreb
Day 3 Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park Plitvice Lakes
Day 4 Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar Zadar
Day 5 Zadar to Split, Stopping in Šibenik Split
Day 6 Walking Tour of Split Split
Day 7 Ferry from Split to Hvar, Sea Kayaking around Pakleni Islands Hvar Town
Day 8 Explore Hvar Hvar Town
Day 9 Ferry from Hvar to Korčula Korčula Town
Day 10 Cycling & Wine Tasting Tour in Lumbarda Korčula Town
Day 11 Korčula to Dubrovnik via Pelješac Peninsula's Wine Region Dubrovnik
Day 12 Walking Tour of Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
Day 13 Day Trip to Montenegro Dubrovnik
Day 14 Konavle Wine Tasting Tour Dubrovnik
Day 15 Depart Dubrovnik  

Start your tour of Croatia off with a day exploring Zagreb and visit one of the city's popular museums, like the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum. Next, dive into Croatia's history by driving to the hilly region of Zagorje to visit Trakošćan Castle and take a tour of this 14th century-fortress.

Spend day three enjoying the lush serenity of Plitvice Lakes National Park, and hike through the park's quiet pine forests. Early the next morning, drive to the Roman city of Zadar. Make sure to catch one of Zadar's famous, dazzling sunsets over the water, and visit the light show at the Monument to the Sun.

The following day, drive along the Dalmatian Coast to Split and spend a couple of days exploring the city before catching a ferry to Hvar, a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea. Explore Hvar Town and join a guided sea kayaking tour to see the sunset over the nearby Pakleni Islands. 

Then, catch another ferry to Korčula. Explore the small island on a cycling and wine tasting tour to Lumbarda, home of the Grk white wine varietal. Next, make your way to Dubrovnik and tour the city, before traveling across the border to Montenegro: drive around the Bay of Kotor and stop at the little village of Perast, before visiting the UNESCO World Heritage village of Kotor. The following morning, travel to Konavle, a wine region outside of Dubrovnik, for a six-hour wine tasting tour of three different wineries. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Croatia Multisport - Plitvice, Paklenica, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik

This sporty fifteen-day tour includes cycling, kayaking, rafting, diving, and hiking through some of Croatia's most beautiful landscapes. Visit Paklenica National Park, join a cycling and wine tasting tour in Lumbarda, scuba dive off the coast of Dalmatia and so much more on this outdoorsy itinerary perfect for active adventurers. 

Go kayaking on the Zrmanja river
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Zagreb! Zagreb
Day 2 Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park Plitvice Lakes National Park
Day 3 Kayaking & Rafting on the Zrmanja River (Plitvice Lakes to Zadar) Zadar
Day 4 Hike through Paklenica National Park (Day Trip from Zadar) Zadar
Day 5 Zadar to Split, Stopping in Šibenik Split
Day 6 Walking Tour of Split Split
Day 7 Scuba Diving off the Coast of Dalmatia Split
Day 8 Ferry from Split to Hvar Hvar Town
Day 9 Sea Kayaking around Pakleni Islands Hvar Town
Day 10 Ferry from Hvar to Korčula Korčula Town
Day 11 Cycling & Wine Tasting Tour in Lumbarda Korčula Town
Day 12 Hike through Pelješac Peninsula Dubrovnik
Day 13 Walking Tour of Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
Day 14 Day Trip to Montenegro Dubrovnik
Day 15 Depart Dubrovnik  

Start your two-week adventure with a day touring Zagreb, Croatia's capital. The following morning, go for a hike in Plitvice Lakes National Park to see the UNESCO-listed site's many sparkling lakes.

Next, head to Zadar for an adrenaline-fueled kayaking trip down the Zrmanja River. Then on day four, get up bright and early to hike through the back pine forests of Paklenica National Park. Afterward, travel to Split and take a stroll along the seafront Riva. 

On day seven, pack up your swimsuit to spend the morning scuba diving off of the Dalmatian coast, before hopping on a ferry to Hvar, a popular tourist destination known for its historic port town. Explore the island and enjoy a sea kayaking adventure to the nearby Pakleni Islands. Next, catch a ferry to Korčula to explore the town and go cycling around nearby Lumbarda on a wine biking tour. 

Then, take a boat to the coastal town of Orebić for a day of hiking through the Pelješac Peninsula, before ending your day in Dubrovnik, a famously beautiful city often referred to as the "Pearl of the Adriatic." Spend the last full day of your trip across the border in Montenegro, to spend the day visiting its beautiful beaches and medieval villages. Learn more

Itinerary #3: Best of Croatia - Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, Hvar, & Dubrovnik

This fifteen-day itinerary combines all of the best Croatia has to offer into a single trip. Start by visiting Zagreb's unique museum scene, then enjoy truffle hunting and fine dining in Rovinj, watch the sunrise at Plitvice Lakes, go sea kayaking around Pakleni Islands near Hvar, and spend your last couple of days in Croatia exploring Dubrovnik, one of Europe's prettiest cities.

Follow the boardwalks through Plitvice Lakes National Park
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Zagreb! Zagreb
Day 2 Walking Tour of Zagreb Zagreb
Day 3 Zagreb to Rovinj, Stopping in Opatija Rovinj
Day 4 Truffle Hunting, Fine-Dining, & Medieval Villages Rovinj
Day 5 Sun & Relaxation in Cape Kamenjak Rovinj
Day 6 Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park Plitvice Lakes
Day 7 Sunrise at Plitvice Lakes, Drive to Zadar Zadar
Day 8 Zadar to Split, Stopping in Šibenik Split
Day 9 Ferry from Split to Hvar, Sea Kayaking around Pakleni Islands Hvar Town
Day 10 Hvar Offroad Tour Hvar Town
Day 11 Ferry from Hvar to Korčula Korčula Town
Day 12 Korčula to Ston via Pelješac Peninsula Ston
Day 13 Explore Ston, Drive to Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
Day 14 Walking Tour of Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
Day 15 Depart Dubrovnik  

Spend your first day in Croatia touring Zagreb, the country's capital. Visit some of the city's museums—the Museum of Broken Hearts is a sure crowd-pleaser, before heading to Rovinj, a fishing port town known for its labyrinthine cobbled streets. Next, spend a day immersed in the flavors of Istria with a truffle-hunting challenge near the town of Buzet. 

Spend the following day at Cape Kamenjak, the southernmost point on the Istrian Peninsula, to explore the many secluded coves and beaches. Then, drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park, and wake up bright and early the following morning to take in the sunrise at the park.

Next, travel on to Zadar, and spend the evening enjoying the city before traveling to Split the following morning. Take a stroll through the historic city center before heading to the waterfront in the evening to admire the views. On day nine, catch a ferry from Split to Hvar. Head out on a sunset kayaking tour of the Pakleni Islands, and explore the wooded and rocky islets as the sky turns pink. The following day, join a guided offroading tour of the island, where you'll visit the abandoned 16th-century village of Malo Grablje before climbing St. Nicholas, Hvar's highest peak.

Next, catch a ferry to Korčula and visit the small island's Old Town to see stunning Venetian architecture. The following day, travel to Ston, a small medieval town on the Pelješac Peninsula. Explore the town or cycle through vineyards to a quiet bay to go swimming and snorkeling. Finally, drive to Dubrovnik and take a walking tour of this famously beautiful city. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Highlights of Dalmatia - Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split

This fifteen-day tour includes all of the highlights of Dalmatia. Explore the must-sees like Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, and Split, as well as more off-the-beaten-path places like Lumbarda on the island of Korčula and Malo and Velo Grablje on Hvar. Learn more about local culture with a food and wine tour of Dubrovnik, go off-roading on Hvar, take a cooking class in Trogir and more on this foodie-friendly trip along the Dalmatian Coast. 

Coast of the island of Korčula
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Dubrovnik, Walking Tour of Old Town Dubrovnik
Day 2 Explore Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic" Dubrovnik
Day 3 Dubrovnik Food & Wine Tour Dubrovnik
Day 4 Ferry from Dubrovnik to Korčula Korčula Town
Day 5 Explore Korčula Korčula Town
Day 6 Walking & Wine Tasting Tour in Lumbarda Korčula Town
Day 7 Ferry from Korčula to Hvar Hvar Town
Day 8 Hvar Offroad Tour Hvar Town
Day 9 Explore Hvar Hvar Town
Day 10 Ferry from Hvar to Split Split
Day 11 Explore Split and Diocletian's Palace Split
Day 12 Krka National Park (Day Trip from Split) Split
Day 13 Cooking Class in Trogir (Day Trip from Split) Split
Day 14 Zagora Bike Tour (Day Trip from Split) Split
Day 15 Depart Split  

Start your trip to Croatia by spending a few days in Dubrovnik, one of the most ancient fortress cities in Europe that's often referred to as the "Pearl of the Adriatic." Take a walking tour of Old Town and get stunning views of the city below by taking the cable car up to Srđ Mountain, and join a food and wine tour to get to know Dubrovnik's culinary scene.

Next, take the ferry to Korčula and explore the maze of gray stone houses, alleys, churches, and squares in Korčula Town. Spend the following day exploring the rest of the small island. Some suggestions include Vela Luka, on the island's west coast, and the Vela Spila Cave. Then, take a walking and wine tasting tour of Lumbarda and try Grk, a white wine grape varietal grown on the island. 

On day seven, take the ferry to Hvar and check into your hotel. Then, spend the rest of your day exploring the island, including the nearby Pakleni Islands and the 16th-century Španjola Fortress. The following day, join an off-road tour to discover more of Hvar's hidden secrets before heading up St. Nicholas—the island's tallest peak—for spectacular views. 

Spend another day visiting Hvar at your own pace, then take a ferry to Split on day ten. Take a couple of days to explore Split and visit Diocletian's Palace, as well as charming Old Town. Then, fill your last three days in Croatia with day trips around Split: go on a tour of Krka National Park, take a cooking class in Trogir, and finally go on a cycling tour through Zagora. Learn more

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Map of 15 Days in Croatia - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
Map of 15 Days in Croatia - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas