Two weeks in Croatia allows you to spend time in three to five destinations, opting for a family-friendly itinerary that includes a visit to Zagreb's museums, a day in Plitvice Lakes, and a truffle hunting expedition from Split. Swap Split for Hvar Island and the coastal city of Trogir, and add another country to your itinerary on a day trip to Montenegro. Tour the caves on Vis Island, kayak around the Pakleni Islands, and relax on Brac Island. See the Old Town of Dubrovnik and incorporate a trip to Krka National Park or the small island of Krapanj for an off-the-beaten-path destination.

Itinerary #1: Family Tour of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split & Dubrovnik

A classic itinerary that covers the length of the country, you and the family will visit Zagreb, the capital, before checking out Rovinj in the Istrian Peninsula and then traveling south to Dubrovnik, stopping at Plitvice Lakes National Park and Split. Visit the museums of Zagreb, tour the ancient Roman ruins of Pula and Split, and swim, snorkel, and sunbathe off the Elafiti Islands on a day trip from Dubrovnik.

Family holiday to Croatia at Pula's Roman amphitheater
Family holiday to Croatia at Pula's Roman amphitheater
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Zagreb Zagreb
Day 2 Guided Walking Tour of Zagreb Zagreb
Day 3 Transfer to Rovinj, Visit Grožnjan & Motovun Rovinj
Day 4 Free Day in Rovinj Rovinj
Day 5 Guided Tour of Pula Rovinj
Day 6 Sailing Adventure on the Rovinj Archipelago Rovinj
Day 7 Transfer to Plitvice Lakes Plitvice Lakes
Day 8 Plitvice Lakes National Park Plitvice Lakes
Day 9 Transfer to Split, Truffle Hunting Excursion Split
Day 10 Boat Trip to Brač Island & Zlatni Rat Beach Split
Day 11 Free Day in Split Split
Day 12 Transfer to Dubrovnik, Tour Dubrovnik's Old Town Dubrovnik
Day 13 Explore the Elafiti Islands Dubrovnik
Day 14 Depart Dubrovnik  

Arrive in Zagreb for two nights. Begin with a visit to Maksimir Park, perfect for nature-loving children who can enjoy the many animals at the park's zoo. Adults interested in history and culture will appreciate the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum, and families of all ages will love the Museum of Illusions for a fun and immersive experience. On Day 3, you'll take a guided tour of the seaside towns along the Istria Peninsula en route to Rovinj. Spend time on Mulini Beach, then take your brood to the promenade for a sunset walk. In Pula, tour the Arena, see Hercules Temple and wander through the underground tunnels of Zerostrasse.

Kids will delight in a boat excursion around St. Andrew and St. Catherine islands, where you can swim, snorkel, or sunbathe. Then transfer to Plitvice Lakes the next day to see the many waterfalls and terraced lakes, and spot wildlife as you enjoy a family picnic. Head to the coastal city of Split to embark on a truffle hunting excursion, spend a day on Brač Island, and explore Diocletian's Palace in Old Town. Drive to Dubrovnik for the final two nights, where you'll walk along the ancient city walls or ride the cable car to Srđ Mountain for views of its Old Town. And finally, take a day trip to the Elafiti Islands before departing Croatia. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Family-Friendly Croatia: Hvar, Trogir & Dubrovnik

Focusing on the southern half of the country, this two-week kid-friendly holiday includes some of Croatia's most famous destinations, like Dubrovnik, Split, and the island of Hvar. You'll also get to navigate the labyrinth of streets of Trogir as well as take the opportunity to visit the neighboring country of Montenegro. You'll raft, kayak, bike, and swim among the many islands, national parks, lakes, and beaches of Hvar, Brač Island, and the Elafiti.

Take a boat trip on your family holiday to Croatia
Take a boat trip on your family holiday to Croatia
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Split, Transfer to Hvar Hvar
Day 2 Free Day in Hvar: Explore Beaches & Local Villages  Hvar
Day 3 Green & Blue Caves of Vis Island Hvar
Day 4 Pakleni Islands Kayak Tour Hvar
Day 5 Lost Villages of Hvar, Croatian Peka Lunch Hvar
Day 6 Boat Trip to Brač Island & Zlatni Rat Beach, Transfer to Trogir Trogir
Day 7 Plitvice Lakes National Park Trogir
Day 8 Free Day in Trogir, Cetina River Rafting Adventure Trogir
Day 9 Day Trip to Krka National Park Trogir
Day 10 Transfer to Dubrovnik, Tour Dubrovnik's Old Town Dubrovnik
Day 11 Free Day in Dubrovnik, Visit Montenegro Dubrovnik
Day 12 Boating Excursion to the Elafiti Islands Dubrovnik
Day 13 Day Trip to Cavtat & Konavle Valley Dubrovnik
Day 14 Depart Dubrovnik  

From Split, you and the gang will immediately transfer to Hvar Island. Stroll through Hvar Town, then head to one of the many beaches where active teenagers and adults can participate in a stand-up paddleboarding lesson. Embark on a day trip to the stunning Blue and Green caves on Vis Island and enjoy lunch in Palmižana Bay before heading back to Hvar. Venture on a kayak tour suitable for all ages around the Pakleni Islands, then return to Hvar to explore its many sleepy villages on a guided tour. A private boat will take you to Brač Island and Zlatni Rat Beach before you transfer to Trogir.

Dedicate a full day to exploring the many hiking trails in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Another day trip takes you to the famous Krka National Park, where kids will relish seeing plenty of wildlife, such as otters, fish, and birds. Continue to Dubrovnik; "Game of Thrones" fans will enjoy seeing filming locations from the hit TV series, including the Minceta Tower and the Jesuit Stairs. Take advantage of the proximity of the neighboring country of Montenegro on a day trip to the ancient town of Kotor, where kids might like to hike up the Fortress of St. John. Spend your final days on excursions to the Elafiti Islands, Cavtat, and the Konavle Valley. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Dalmatian Coast Family Holiday: Zadar, Split, Hvar & More

This two-week Croatia family holiday is a packed itinerary that includes the best hotspots along the middle of the Dalmatian Coast. Dance on the Monument to the Sun and listen to the Sea Organ in Zadar, play with the kids in the surf on Krapanj Island, spend a day walking and swimming in the beautiful Krka National Park, and let the kids explore the ancient Diocletian's Palace in Split.

Beachgoers wade in the crystalline waters of the Adriatic Sea near Zadar
Families wade in the crystalline waters of the Adriatic Sea near Zadar
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Zagreb Zadar
Day 2-4 Relax with the Kids on Krapanj Island Krapanj
Day 5 Krka National Park with the Family Split
Day 6 Day Trip to the Island City of Trogir Split
Day 7-8 Split Exploration Split
Day 9 Ferry the Family from Split to Hvar Island Hvar
Day 10-13 Hvar Exploration Hvar Lakes
Day 14 Return to Zadar & Depart Zadar

Commence this itinerary in Zadar. Enjoy exploring its medieval churches and Roman ruins, and listen to the Sea Organ play its tune on the peninsula—sure to impress the kids. Travel south along the coast to Brodarica to board a ferry to the smallest inhabited island in Croatia, Krapanj. Daring family members can take part in scuba diving excursions, while less brave travelers can enjoy a short walk along the coastline to see the 15th-century Franciscan monastery. Allocate a day to exploring Krka National Park, where you'll see Skradinski Buk waterfall, and take a boat tour along the Krka River to visit the Monastery and Kljucica fortress ruins.

Then you're off to Trogir, another beautiful city on the Dalmatian Coast. Encourage curiosity in the kids by showing them the Garagnin-Fanfogna Palace, the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, and the 15th-century Kamerlengo Fortress. Continue south to the city of Split to see the famous Diocletian's Palace, the Iron Gate, Pjaca Square, and Marmont Street. Climb to the top of the Cathedral of St. Dominus for impressive views of the Old Town, or hike or bike to the top of Marjan Hill to explore the peninsula. Families looking for a more relaxed stay in Split can dedicate an afternoon to Bačvice Beach before departing Croatia. Learn more

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Looking for more inspiration for your trip to Croatia? Check out these other two-week Croatia itineraries, with outdoor adventures, cultural trips, and best-of tours to hit the highlights.


Map of 2 Weeks in Croatia - 3 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas
Map of 2 Weeks in Croatia - 3 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas