Croatia 13-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 11 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Croatia.

Thirteen days in Croatia allows you to see much of the country’s popular highlights without rushing. For a classic route option from north to south, start in the lively capital of Zagreb before turning your attention to the bucolic Zagorje, the emerald-green and turquoise waters of Plitvice Lakes National Park, and the sunny Adriatic coastline and islands. Alternatively, in 13 days you can combine trips to various locales for a deep dive into a couple of fascinating regions. Consider the vineyard-covered Istrian peninsula and the coastal cities along the Dalmatian Coast as found in the Best of Croatia or this Family Vacation. Then for those looking to venture off the beaten path, discover Croatia’s lesser-visited treasures featuring the barren islands in the Kvarner Gulf and forgotten villages of the Pelješac peninsula.

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The moonscape landscape on the island of Pag
Hidden Gems of Croatia: Zagorje, Kvarner Gulf, & Pelješac Peninsula - 13 Days

On this 13-day tour of Croatia, you will explore some of the country's lesser-visited treasures, featuring the barren islands in the Kvarner Gulf and forgotten villages on the Pelješac peninsula. From Zagreb, you'll immerse yourself in the castle-laden hills of the Zagorje, then on to discover the Kvarner Islands of Rab, Goli Otok, and Pag. Once in historic Zadar, you'll sail amid the Kornati archipelago, trek karst landscapes in Paklenica National Park, visit the abandoned village of Nakovana and the fortressed town of Korčula, before ending your stay in medieval Dubrovnik.

The charming hilltop town of Buzet in the Istrian peninsula
Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Istria, & Dalmatia - 13 Days

Go from medieval hilltop towns in vineyard-covered Istria to charming coastal cities of the Dalmatian coast over the course of this 13-day trip. You'll begin in the art-forward capital of Zagreb before venturing to the romantic landscape of the Istrian peninsula where you'll hunt for truffles, tour fortressed villages, and relax on pebbled beaches. Carry on down the coast after spending the night in breathtaking Plitvice Lakes to watch a sunset in Zadar, visit your own personal island off of Korčula, and explore the rugged beauty of the Pelješac peninsula.

View of Zlatni Rat and Adriatic from Brač’s Vidova Gora
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Brač, & Dubrovnik - 13 Days

This 13-day tour blends culture and history with adventure and relaxation. Beginning in Zagreb, you'll venture toward the Dalmatian coast, passing through the bucolic landscape of the Zagorje and the stunning lake and waterfall park of Plitvice Lakes before you reach the historic coastal cities of Zadar and Split. Wander stunning scenery in Krka National Park, explore the island of Brač, tour narrow alleyways and medieval fortress walls in Dubrovnik, and cap off your tour with a day trip to nearby Montenegro.

Meet the farm animals at Medena Dolina (Honey Valley), near Dubrovnik
Map of Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 13 Days
Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 13 Days

From Zagreb's cobblestone streets to Dubrovnik's monumental encircling walls, this 13-day trip is the perfect family-friendly Croatian adventure. Discover the Roman ruins of Pula and the wonderful amenities of Hotel Amarin just outside Rovinj in Istria, then venture south along the Adriatic coastline to Zadar, Krka National Park, and the coastal city of Split with two nights spent along the Hvar Riviera. Finish in the "Adriatic Pearl," and let the kids roam the limestone-paved streets and climb the centuries-old stone ramparts of the city's many fortresses.

Beautiful Vis Island, a popular day-trip from the island of Hvar
Map of Explore Dalmatia: Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik - 13 Days
Explore Dalmatia: Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik - 13 Days

Immerse yourself into the coastal culture of the Dalmatian region with this 13-day journey through Croatia. You'll see incredible national parks, sail among beautiful islands, and explore the country's most popular city, Dubrovnik. Thanks to the international flight options to Split and Dubrovnik, it is possible to travel open-jaw too. Learn more with these diverse itineraries, below.

Canyoning down the Cetina River outside of Omiš
Croatia Multisport: Dubrovnik, Split, Paklenica, Plitvice & Zagreb - 13 Days

If you like heart-pumping activity in raw nature with a side of cultural exploration, then this multisport itinerary is for you. Starting in the "Adriatic Pearl" of Dubrovnik you'll paddle to Lokrum Island before driving over the rugged landscape of the Pelješac Peninsula to hike and bike island terrain on Korčula and Hvar. Spend a little time exploring historic Split and then enjoy a day of canyoning the Cetina River, ending the tour with a visit to picturesque Plitvice Lakes and two nights in bustling Zagreb.

Summertime on the Island of Vis
Classic Croatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, Split, & Zagreb - 13 Days

Blending culture and history with adventure, this 13-day tour begins in Dubrovnik and takes you up the Dalmatian coast through the Pelješac Peninsula to Korčula. You'll ferry to Hvar, kayak to the Pakleni Islands as well as sail to Vis before returning to the mainland to visit Diocletian's Palace in Split. From there, head north to the emerald lakes of Plitvice National Park before ending your trip in Zagreb, Croatia's charming capital.

Discover the Konavle countryside, a famous wine region beyond Dubrovnik
Map of Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 13 Days
Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 13 Days

Take 13 days to venture across Croatia on this luxury itinerary from the charming capital city of Zagreb to the medieval fortress town of Dubrovnik. Along the way, you'll visit ancient Roman coastal cities of Zadar and Split, stopping to discover the turquoise lakes and cascading waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes and Krka national parks. You'll end your stay with time spent covering island terrain on Hvar, sipping native wines on Korčula, admiring the Blue Cave on Biševo, and relaxing on gorgeous Stiniva beach on Vis.

The Triple Bridge leads to Romantic Ljubljana's Prešeren Square
Map of Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 13 Days
Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 13 Days

Perfectly blending culture and history with adventure, this 13-day tour starts in the fortressed city of Dubrovnik and includes four days of sailing to and around some of the Adriatic Islands. You'll work your way up the Dalmatian coast before turning your attention to the exquisite Plitvice Lakes and Krka National Parks. From Zagreb, you'll transfer into Slovenia, where you'll have the pleasure of exploring Lake Bled and Ljubljana on a walking city tour.

The town of Omis at the mouth of the Cetina River, southeast of Split
Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 13 Days

Designed for active travelers, this route explores the beautiful nature of Croatia in addition to some of its cultural highlights. Beginning in the capital of Zagreb, you'll visit Plitvice Lakes before hiking through the rugged mountains of Paklenica National Park. Then, take time to swim, rappel, and cliff jump your way down the Cetina River, followed by kayaking, cycling, and hiking Hvar and Korčula islands as well as the rugged Pelješac Peninsula, ending the tour with three nights in the "Adriatic Pearl" of Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik's city walls
Croatia by Land & Sea: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 13 Days

This 13-day itinerary is perfect for adventure seekers looking to explore Croatia's natural and cultural wonders. Starting in the capital of Zagreb, you'll wind your way south through a land of fairytale castles, dramatic waterfalls, and pristine national parks to reach the captivating Dalmatian Coast. Tour the ancient port city of Split, set sail to the unspoiled islands of Brač, Hvar, and Korcula, and cycle and hike your way through the rugged wine country of the Pelješac Peninsula. Your journey ends in the magnificent walled city of Dubrovnik, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic."

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