Croatia 16-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 9 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Croatia.

16 days is plenty of time to properly experience Croatia’s myriad of options for both the adrenaline-seeking adventurer and the pleasure-seeking luxury traveler. With over two weeks you could follow the Adriatic coastline from Dubrovnik up to the glittering lakes of Krka and Plitvice Lakes national parks to the capital of Zagreb, with time leftover to tour the exquisite countryside of Slovenia’s Karst region and Triglav National Park. You could even opt to do a combined itinerary that covers highlights from multiple regions like the Venetian-influenced town of Rovinj, sailing through the ruggedly beautiful Kornati archipelago, and drinking Grk wine in Marco Polo’s hometown on Korčula.

See our itineraries below or read an overview of a few ways to spend 16 days in Croatia.

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Section of the coastal route along the Adriatic Coast
Map of Self-Drive Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Zagreb - 16 Days
Self-Drive Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Zagreb - 16 Days

Explore the magical coast of Croatia and feel the diversity of Slovenia during this 16-day  journey. Stretched between two of Europe's biggest treasures - Dubrovnik and Bled, you'll see many of the most beautiful cultural and natural sites. Sandy beaches, hidden coves, crystal clear rivers, lush forests and Alpine peaks await you. For a more detailed description of each day, see the full itinerary below.

The Soča River in Kobarid, Slovenia
Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Zagreb, Ljubljana, Istria, & Dalmatia - 16 Days

A great route to discover Slovenia and Croatia over 16 unforgettable days. Starting in Croatia's dynamic capital, you'll first head into Slovenia to discover charming Ljubljana, the popular Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, as well as the captivating Soča Valley and Kobarid. Then, continue into the romantic Istrian peninsula discovering the walled hilltop towns and thickly wooded landscape before working your way to stunning Plitvice Lakes and then on to the Dalmatian coast ending your stay in medieval Dubrovnik.

Ban Jelačić  Square in Croatia's capital, Zagreb
Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 16 Days

Explore the best of Croatia on this comprehensive 16-day trip from the dynamic capital of Zagreb to the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik. Immerse yourself in culture, history, and stunning landscapes as you tour the romantic countryside of the Istrian peninsula, overnight in Plitvice Lakes National Park, and drive along the Dalmatian coast. You'll roam the tightly-woven network of cobblestoned streets in historic Rovinj, walk Split's 1,700-year-old stone-paved streets, leftover from Roman times, and feast on fresh-caught oysters and mussels in Ston after sampling wine native to the Pelješac peninsula.

The Istrian peninsula's Hum, the "smallest town in the world"
Map of Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Rovinj, Zadar, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 16 Days
Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Rovinj, Zadar, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 16 Days

This grand luxury tour features the lively capital of Zagreb, the romantic Istrian peninsula, and the coastal cities and island towns of the picturesque Dalmatian coast from the ancient Roman city of Zadar to medieval Dubrovnik. You'll navigate the network of cobblestoned streets in historic Rovinj, feast on fresh-caught seafood from a world-class restaurant in Zadar, tour the Lumbarda vine-covered countryside on Korčula, and learn to cook like a local on a family-run estate in the Konavle.

Roman ruins in Salona near Split
Classic Croatia: Plitvice, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 16 Days

Immerse yourself in Croatia's stunning beauty and historic cities on this classic 16-day itinerary, beginning in dynamic Zagreb and ending in famous Dubrovnik. You'll cover the length of the country as well as spend time exploring the bucolic hills of the Zagorje, the travertine lakes of Plitvice, the coastal cities of Zadar, Šibenik, and Split, and the islands of Hvar, Korčula, and Trogir. Discover Roman ruins, medieval fortressed towns dotted with ornate baroque and Renaissance buildings, and enjoy a day visiting the Montenegro coast.

Coastal landscape of Dubrovnik and the Elafiti Islands from Fort Imperijal
Map of Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 16 Days
Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 16 Days

Experience the best of Croatia and Slovenia on this in-depth tour. Beginning in Dubrovnik, you'll work your way up the Dalmatian coast by land and sea before turning inland to explore Plitvice Lakes and Krka national parks, and then onward to the dynamic capital of Zagreb. Next, you'll cross the border into Slovenia to discover charming Ljubljana, picturesque Lake Bled, and the dramatic karst region with Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle.

Komiža harbor
Classic Croatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Split, & Zagreb - 16 Days

Experience all the highlights of Croatia, beginning in the ancient fortress city of Dubrovnic and ending in the historic capital of Zagreb. You'll cover the length of the country as well as spend some time exploring charming Adriatic islands. Discover Roman ruins, medieval fortressed towns dotted with ornate baroque and renaissance buildings, and secluded beaches. Explore UNESCO-certified national parks, meander and climb the narrow laneways and parapets in Ston,  and dine on fresh seafood in Zadar.

Krka National Park
Croatia Multisport: Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice, & Zagreb - 16 Days

Take in the wild and rugged beauty of Croatia's top sights and attractions on this complete adrenaline-fueled 16-day adventure. You'll cover three historic cities along the Dalmatian coast—Dubrovnik, Split, and Zadar—as well as spend two nights in Zagreb with exciting day trips to nearby islands and ancient fortressed cities. Hike and bike island terrain on Korčula and Hvar, spend a day canyoning the Cetina River, and walk amid waterfalls and emerald-green lakes in stunning Krka and Plitvice Lakes national parks.

Underwater scene off the Dalmatian coast
Croatia Multisport: Plitvice, Paklenica, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 16 Days

Not for the faint of heart, this 16-day multisport itinerary covers Croatia's top sights and attractions from the vantage of an adrenaline-fueled activity. Begin in the capital of Zagreb before cutting inland through stunning Plitvice Lakes and working your way down the Dalmatian coast. Cover all the elements as you paddle, swim, and scuba white water, rivers, and the Adriatic, walk, hike, and bike your way through national parks, karst rock, and wine country, and finally sail through the air, suspended by only a harness and wire over a river canyon.

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