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Unique Ways to Experience Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia’s most popular attraction with over 1.1 million visitors in 2015 and even more visitors expected this year. Its popularity is no surprise, since Plitvice is a unique natural wonder with its 16 terraced crystal clear lakes and 90 waterfalls. In the summer months the park and its trails can get busy, but with the tips in this article you can avoid most of the crowds.

Paklenica National Park rising up along the coast of Croatia
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Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica & Split - 5 Days

This fast-paced adventure mixes history and culture with dramatic natural landscapes to give you a well-rounded taste of Croatia. You'll begin in the capital, Zagreb, and then venture south to walk through the storybook Plitvice Lakes National Park before setting off to experience the ancient coastal city of Zadar. From there, you'll hike amid karst rock formations in Paklenica National Park and end your stay with a self-guided discovery tour of Split's famed Roman ruins.

Plitvice Lakes, en route between Zagreb and Split
Northern Dalmatia: Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Šolta Island & Split - 5 Days

Explore Northern Dalmatia's cities and stunning coastline on this 5-day trip, starting in Zagreb, the charming capital of Croatia. Continue to Croatia's most popular national park, Plitvice Lakes, to walk amid glassy lakes and cascading waterfalls, ending your adventure in the ancient city of Split along the Adriatic. Stroll through Zagreb's 1000-year-old town center, visit ancient Roman remains in Split, and enjoy a day of sailing to  Šolta Island.

Plitvice Lakes National Park, just south of Zagreb
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Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days

Cover the highlights of Croatia in this one-week itinerary. Starting in Zagreb, the capital, you'll make your way south to Dubrovnik, stopping at Plitvice National Park and the ancient port cities of Zadar and Split. Spend a few days relaxing on the beach on the island of Hvar then end your trip in the medieval town of Dubrovnik.

The old town of Sibenik on the Adriatic coast in Dalmatia
Northern Dalmatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Zadar, & Split - 6 Days

Uncover Croatia's colorful history and culture on this 6-day itinerary focused on Northern Dalmatia. From the lively capital of Zagreb you'll find your way to the country's most popular park, Plitvice Lakes National Park, and continue to historic Zadar along the Adriatic coast. Cap off your trip with three nights in fascinating Split.

Walk and hike along the lake trails around Plitvice National Park
Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, & Šolta - 6 Days

This itinerary is great for those who are short on time and looking for a mixture of adventure and culture. You'll spend six days discovering Croatia from the lively capital, Zagreb, through the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park to the historic port city of Split. You'll then have a day of adrenaline on the Cetina River before a final day to relax, swim, and sail around Šolta Island just off the coast of Split.

The beautiful coastal city of Rovinj
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Magical Istria: Motovun, Grožnjan, Brijuni & Pula - 7 Days

The perfect week-long tour of Croatia's Istrian Peninsula starts and ends in Zagreb and includes a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park. You'll have three nights in the charming coastal town of Rovinj, a great jumping-off point to explore its romantic countryside. Venture amid a sea of hills and valleys decorated with vineyards, olive groves, and medieval hilltop towns before discovering more of the coast, like the port village of Fažana, Veli Brijun island, and Istria's largest city, Pula.

The historic town of Korčula
Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days

Cover the highlights of Croatia in this one-week itinerary. Starting in Zagreb, the capital, you'll make your way south to Dubrovnik, stopping at two of the country's most popular parks, Plitvice Lakes and Krka, as you make your way to the ancient port city of Split. Spend a couple of days relaxing in Korčula before heading overland through wine country on the Pelješac Peninsula to end your stay in the medieval town of Dubrovnik.

Wooden paths take you through Plitvice Lakes National Park
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days

Start in Croatia's capital, Zagreb, and learn about its history and culture before driving south to explore one of Croatia's most famous national parks, Plitvice Lakes. From here, you'll head to the coast of southern Dalmatia for a little sailing and wine tasting. Finally ending your trip exploring the narrow alleyways and fortress walls of the ancient city of Dubrovnik.

Split's waterfront view at dusk
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Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, & Split - 7 Days

This 7-day getaway is a short and sweet solution for travelers looking to discover the best of Croatia from cultural attractions to breathtaking scenery. Start in the country's lively capital for museums, art galleries, and historical buildings, then head to the Istrian Peninsula to explore Pula's Roman ruins, Rovnij's network of medieval streets, and the stunning hilltop towns of Grožnjan and Motovun. End your trip discovering the ancient coastal cities of Dalmatia from the unforgettable sunsets of Zadar and the impressive fortresses of Šibenik to Split's famous Diocletian's Palace.

The Veliki Tabor fortress in the Zagorje region, Croatia
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Northern Dalmatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Zadar, & Split - 7 Days

This week-long tour through Northern Dalmatia features Plitvice Lakes National Park and the historic coastal cities of  Zadar and Split. You'll begin in Zagreb, as well as spend a day touring the bucolic Zagorje region, before working your way through spectacular Plitvice Lakes. From here you'll carry on to Zadar, stopping to explore the maze-like medieval streets of Šibenik, and end your tour in the modern-ancient city of Split.

Rugged mountains of Paklenica National Park
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Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica & Split - 7 Days

The perfect week-long adventure in Croatia for those looking to experience the natural highlights while keeping active. You'll swim, kayak, and raft your way down the Zrmanja River, hike amid karst rock formations in Paklenica National Park, and spend a day sailing to and around Šolta Island.

The beautiful island town of Hvar and Pakleni Islands in the distance
Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Hvar, & Dubrovnik

Spend a week exploring Croatia's top highlights on this packed itinerary from the lively capital of Zagreb to medieval Dubrovnik. Follow winding boardwalks through lush woods and glassy travertine lakes in Plitvice and Krka National Parks and ride a ferry to the coastal city of Split, dotted with impressive Roman ruins. You'll discover Hvar and its nearby Pakleni Islands on back-to-back kayaking and cycling excursions and cap off your trip touring the "Pearl of the Adriatic."

The stunning old town of Rovinj along the coast of Istria
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Istria to Dubrovnik: Land & Sea - 12 Days

Explore Croatia's Istrian Peninsula and be mesmerized by medieval fortress towns, discover the beauty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and look upon stunning coastal views as you make your way from Rovinj to Hvar. Board a private sailboat and be dazzled by Croatia's islands as you make your way across the Adriatic Sea to Dubrovnik. Feel the spirit of the Mediterranean on this 12-day adventure.

Stunning waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park and winding boardwalk
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Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 8 Days

This route covers the highlights of Croatia's southern Dalmatian coast where you will explore beautiful landscapes and ancient culture. Begin in Zagreb and drive south to Croatia's most popular city, Dubrovnik. En route, you will stop at national parks, Plitvice Lakes and Krka, the historic port cities of Zadar and Split, and sample wine on the island of Hvar before ending your adventure in Dubrovnik.

Boardwalks around Plitvice Lakes
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Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Pula, & Split - 8 Days

Enjoy eight days of cultural exploration around Croatia. You'll begin in the colorful capital of Zagreb, tour the romantic landscape of Istria, visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, and venture along the Dalmatian coast from Zadar to Split. Along the way, explore ancient Roman ruins in Pula and Split, sip Istrian wine and eat truffle-infused dishes in Motovun, catch an unforgettable sunset in Zadar, and admire Šibenik's architectural masterpiece, the grand Cathedral of St. James.

Sunset over the Krka river estuary and Lake Prokljan, near Skradin
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Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 8 Days

This itinerary, filled with the top experiences in Croatia and Slovenia, will bring you to Dubrovnik's famed Old Town, the imposing defense walls of Ston, and historic Split. Admire the beauty of Krka and Plitvice Lakes national parks, feast on straight-from-the-sea fare in Zadar, and visit the popular Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb. Once in Slovenia, you can hike, row, or swim in Lake Bled, take a walking tour of elegant Ljubljana, and go underground to explore Postojna Cave.

Plitvice Lakes National Park in all its fall glory
Map of Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica & Split - 8 Days
Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica & Split - 8 Days

Pack in 8 days of adventure as you travel from Zagreb to the Dalmatian coast. You'll paddle rapids on the Zrmanja River, trek through black-pine forests in Paklenica National Park, and swim off the coast of Šolta's white-pebbled beaches. You'll even have time for a little cultural exploration of historic cities and charming towns as well as time for relaxation in between walking, rafting, hiking, swimming, and sailing.

Bled Castle overlooks serene Lake Bled
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Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 9 Days

From cultural stops in coastal towns and dynamic capital cities to national parks and underground caves, this itinerary perfectly captures Croatia and Slovenia. Starting in Dubrovnik, the "Adriatic Pearl," you'll venture through Dalmatia, stopping in medieval Ston before reaching the ancient Roman cities of Split and Zadar. Then it's on to Plitvice Lakes and Krka National Parks, Zagreb, and Slovenian highlights Ljubljana and Lake Bled.

Pula's Roman Arena, a mini Colosseum
Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, & Split - 9 Days

Experience Croatia's charming capital and coastal cities, medieval hilltop towns, and peaceful islands with this complete 9-day itinerary. You'll discover the best attractions starting from Zagreb as you venture throughout the Istrian Peninsula, through stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park, and down the Dalmatian coast to end in historic Split. Explore Pula's famed Roman Arena, wander amid the Roman and Byzantine ruins of Brijuni National Park, and listen to the music of Zadar's sea organ.

The village of Omis at the mouth of the Cetina River, Croatia's adventure capital
Map of Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Split & Dubrovnik - 9 Days
Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Split & Dubrovnik - 9 Days

Experience Croatia's coastal cities and national parks on this 9-day adventure from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Discover the emerald-green and turquoise lakes of Plitvice Lakes National Park, paddle the Zrmanja River rapids, and take in an unforgettable sunset in Zadar. You'll also go canyoning down the Cetina River, venture through the raw beauty of the Pelješac Peninsula, and pedal through wine country in the Konavle outside the captivating city of Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik at sunset
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 9 Days

Begin your tour of Croatia in the capital, Zagreb, and drive south along the Dalmatian coast to end in the medieval town of Dubrovnik. Along the way, you will stop at popular national parks—Plitvice Lakes and Krka—as well as the ancient port cities of Zadar and Split before tasting wine on the island of Hvar and capping off your trip in the "Pearl of the Adriatic".

St. Euphemia Church dominates Rovinj's skyline
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Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice & Split - 10 Days

Explore Croatia's top cities and cultural sights on this 10-day Best of Croatia tour. Start in Zagreb, the country's capital, before moving on to explore the Roman ruins, Venetian-style architecture, and medieval hilltop towns of the Istrian Peninsula. After spending a night in stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park, you'll work your way down the Adriatic coast to visit Zadar, Šibenik, and Split, as well as enjoy a fun day of sailing to the quaint island of Šolta.

Near Split, lies the island-city of Trogir
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Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 10 Days

Discover the best of Croatia and Slovenia with this beautiful 10-day route, starting with two nights in the medieval fortressed city of Dubrovnik and ending in Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital. Navigate the narrow stone streets of Trogir, the eclectic island-city, admire the captivating beauty of Skradin on an e-bike tour, and explore the underground network of caverns in Postojna Cave. You'll visit ancient coastal cities, tour national parks, and take in plenty of exquisite scenery along the way.

The town of Omis at the mouth of the Cetina River, southeast of Split
Croatia Multisport: Plitvice, Paklenica, Split, & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

This 10-day multisport itinerary combines culture and history with a large dose of adventure. You'll explore historical cities along the coast, hike through rugged mountain landscapes, relax on idyllic islands, and visit Croatia's most famous national parks. The trip begins in the capital of Zagreb before heading south to Zadar, through Plitvice Lakes National Park, over the Zrmanja River, to the Dalmatian coast and onward to medieval Dubrovnik.

The Church of St. Euphemia marks the beautiful Old Town of Rovinj at sunset
Magical Istria: Zagreb, Rovinj, Zadar, & Plitvice Lakes - 10 Days

Often referred to as "Tierra Magica," you'll set out to explore a romantic land full of vineyards, olive groves, stunning Venetian-style coastline, and hilltop towns leftover from the Middle Ages. This complete 10-day itinerary includes four nights in Rovinj with the added bonus of visiting Zagreb, Zadar, and Plitvice Lakes National Park. You'll wander amid Venetian influenced architecture as you pass under archways, through alleyways, and up stone stairwells in Rovinj, visit Tito's former home on Veli Brijun, and dine on fresh seafood in Premantura.

Dubrovnik's Bokar fortress
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Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 11 Days

Enjoy this complete 11-day self-guided itinerary across Croatia covering the best sites and attractions from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Along the way, stop to explore the castle laden hills of the Zagorje, wander the wooden boardwalks that wind through stunning Plitvice Lakes, and stroll along Zadar's waterfront as you listen to the waves of the Adriatic make music. Discover the famous Diocletian's Palace in Split, take in panoramic vistas from atop Hvar's Španjola Fortress, and roam limestone paved streets and discover baroque buildings in Dubrovnik.

Omis town, the adventure capital of Croatia
Croatia Multisport: Plitvice, Cetina River, Korčula & Pelješac - 11 Days

Enjoy this 11-day active itinerary through Croatia, starting in the capital, Zagreb, and ending in Dubrovnik. You'll fall in love with Croatia's rugged and wild beauty as you work your way down the Dalmatian coast, canyoning, kayaking, hiking, biking, and swimming all along the way. From stunning and diverse national parks to charming coastal cities and island villages, you'll get a complete sense of Croatia on this tour.

View over Zagreb's Kaptol
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 11 Days

Croatia is a country of stunning landscapes and rich, ancient culture—you'll experience the best of both worlds on this adventurous route as you cover the country's highlights. You'll begin in Zagreb and work your way to the Dalmatian coast, spending a little extra time in Hvar before ending your tour in Dubrovnik. You'll explore ancient cities, kayak pristine waters, and hike small islands.

The vineyard covered slopes of the Pelješac peninsula
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Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 11 Days

Take pleasure in this 11-day itinerary from Dubrovnik to Ljubljana. You'll spend four days aboard a private catamaran sailing around the Adriatic Islands before switching gears and continuing the adventure by car. Bike the rugged terrain of the Pelješac peninsula, walk Split's 1,700-year-old stone streets, immerse yourself in the quiet majesty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, and enjoy a day trip to discover Postojna Cave.

Trakošćan Castle in the Zagorje region on a sunny fall day
Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, & Split - 11 Days

Spend 11 days exploring the best of Croatia's attractions from the charming capital of Zagreb and the castle-laden hills of Zagorje down to the ancient coastal city of Split and the nearby stuck-in-time Šolta Island. You'll venture across the romantic countryside of Istria to discover Roman ruins, Venetian-style architecture, and medieval hilltop towns before moving on to stroll the wooden boardwalks of the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park. The trip culminates with a tour along the Dalmatian coast to end in Split, stopping first to visit underrated Šibenik and trendy Zadar.

Climb the steps of the Assumption of Maria on Bled Island in Slovenia
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Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Zagreb, Ljubljana, Istria, & Dalmatia - 14 Days

Experience the best of Slovenia and Croatia on this in-depth tour. Beginning in Zagreb, you'll work through Slovenia from relaxed Ljubljana to its pristine lakes and rugged mountains of Triglav National Park, before turning your attention to Croatia's Istrian Peninsula and the Dalmatian Coast. You'll wander ancient Roman ruins and medieval town centers, dine on fresh seafood and traditional Central-European fare, and climb centuries-old ramparts and parapets.

Observation area overlooking the Ardriatic near Viganj on the Pelješac Peninsula
Classic Croatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, Split, & Zagreb - 12 Days

In 12 days, you'll get a great overall feel for Croatia, from cultural stops in baroque and renaissance-infused cities to the exploration of one of the world's best-preserved Roman buildings. Explore medieval walled cities, lively markets, ancient ruins, and old fortresses. You'll sip Dingač red wine on Pelješac, hike along wooden paths and bridges in Plitvice Lakes National Park, and relax on Vis Island's inviting beaches.

A memorable sunset over Lake Bled
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Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 12 Days

This 12-day tour covers Croatia and Slovenia's best, from cultural stops in coastal towns, capital cities, and the Adriatic islands, to the exploration of national parks and underground caves. You'll begin in Dubrovnik, sail for four days around Croatian islands, visit the ancient Roman cities of Split, Zadar, and Trogir, and spend a night in dynamic Zagreb. You'll cap off your trip with two nights in Ljubljana with time to explore Lake Bled and its namesake island.

Town of Omiš, seen through the Cetina River Canyon
Croatia Multisport: Dubrovnik, Split, Paklenica, Plitvice & Zagreb - 12 Days

From the narrow alleys and fortress walls of Dubrovnik to the leafy green parks and historic buildings of Zagreb, this 12-day itinerary is perfect for the active traveler.  You'll make your way through the wild terrain of the Pelješac Peninsula to hike and bike the islands of Korčula and Hvar and spend a day canyoneering the Cetina River. Cap off the excitement with a visit to historic Šibenik, Plitvice Lakes, and exquisite Paklenica National Park.

Aerial View of Lake Bled, Slovenia
Explore the Northwest Balkans - 12 Days

Explore the northwestern Balkans in this trip that combines nature with historic cities, starting in Slovenia with a tour of its capital Ljubljana, as well as visits to Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, and the country's Karst Region. Discover the beauty of Croatia by visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park, as well as the ancient Old Towns of Split's Diocletian Palace and Dubrovnik's walled fortress. Enjoy day trips to Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls in Bosnia and Herzegovina, plus Perast and Kotor in Montenegro.

One of the 14 wooded Pakleni islands off the coast of Hvar
Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days

This 12-day itinerary is perfect for the active traveler, from the neo-baroque buildings and leafy green parks in Zagreb to the narrow alleys and medieval fortress walls of Dubrovnik. You'll spend a day canyoning the Cetina River and discover the natural beauty of both Korčula and Hvar islands as you bike and hike your way through the rugged terrain of the Pelješac Peninsula. You'll also spend time visiting Plitvice Lakes, trekking in Paklenica National Park, and exploring historic Šibenik.

The ancient hilltop city of Motovun
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Discover Croatia: Zagreb, Istria, Plitvice, & Dalmatia - 14 Days

This 14-day adventure covers the highlights of Croatia, from the north to the south and the Dalmatian Coast to the inland national parks. You'll leave no stone unturned as you stroll the cobbled streets of ancient cities like Split and Dubrovnik. You'll also discover the culture and history of the country on a tour of Zagreb, partaking in a cooking class, and visiting the stunning waterfalls at Plitvice and Krka national parks.

The medieval hilltop town of Motovun lights up at night
Istria to Dubrovnik: Land & Sea - 11 Days

Enjoy this 11-day itinerary from Rovinj to explore the romantic countryside of the Istrian peninsula before continuing down the Dalmatian coast to end in Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." You'll also spend five relaxing days aboard your personal sailboat for total island immersion from the larger, more populated islands of Hvar and Korčula, to the nature-focused Mljet. Drink Istrian wine and eat truffle-infused dishes in Motovun, marvel at Split's stone sphinx brought back from Egypt 3,500 years ago, and discover the 16th-century stone walls of Dubrovnik's Lovrijenac and Revelin fortresses.

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.

Historic Skradin—gateway to Krka National Park—sits pretty on the Krka river
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Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 15 Days

Explore the best of Croatia and Slovenia on this 15-day itinerary, from the walled city of Dubrovnik to Ljubljana's leafy and pedestrian-friendly streets. Spend three nights aboard a private catamaran as you tour the Adriatic coast and its islands, including Šipan, Koločep, Mljet, and the ever-popular Korčula and Hvar. You'll ride an electric bike around stunning Krka National Park, listen to the Sea Organ play its unending melody in Zadar, and go underground and meet Brilliant, an imposing stalagmite in Postojna Cave.

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.

The Triple Bridge leads to Romantic Ljubljana's Prešeren Square
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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.

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.

The medieval hilltop town of Motovun
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Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, Split & Dubrovnik - 14 Days

Set out to explore the hidden gems of Croatia on this extensive two-week itinerary from the romantic vine-covered hills and Venetian-style coastline of Istria to the ancient coastal cities of Dalmatia. From Zagreb, you'll immerse yourself in the Istrian Peninsula exploring medieval hilltop towns, seeking out prized white truffles, and dining on fresh-caught seafood in top-rated restaurants before experiencing the delights of the Dalmatian coast. You'll take in an unforgettable sunset in Zadar, discover cascading waterfalls and emerald-green lakes in Plitvice Lakes, sail in and around the nearly-barren islands of the Kornati, and enjoy views over the Adriatic and historic saltpans from a parapet walkway in Ston.

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Best of Croatia: Istria to Dalmatia -14 days

Get ready for an immersive 14-day itinerary that will take you through almost every region in Croatia. It begins in the culturally rich capital of Zagreb, continues through the Istrian Peninsula, and finishes with an epic journey down the beautiful Dalmatian Coast. You'll end the trip in Dubrovnik, one of the most awe-inspiring ancient fortress cities in Europe.

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Best of Croatia: Dubrovnik to Zagreb - 14 Days

Get ready for the ultimate Croatian adventure. Over two weeks you'll travel the length of the country and hit all the highlights along the coast as well as inland. This includes the ancient fortress city of Dubrovnik, Adriatic islands, Zadar with its famous sunsets, UNESCO -certified national parks, the historic capital of Zagreb, and much more.

The Soča River in Kobarid, Slovenia
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Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Ljubljana, Rovinj, Hvar, & Dalmatia - 14 Days

Head off on an unforgettable adventure as you cover the best of Croatia and Slovenia in two weeks, starting in Zagreb. You'll cross borders to overnight in the capital of Ljubljana before venturing through the breathtaking scenery of Triglav National Park, the Soča Valley, and the Karst region. Your trip culminates along Croatia's Adriatic coast, from the Istrian Peninsula in the north through to the fortressed city of Dubrovnik in the south as well as Plitvice Lakes, Split, and Hvar in between.

Zlatni Rat Beach on the island of Brač
Map of Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Brač, & Dubrovnik - 14 Days
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Brač, & Dubrovnik - 14 Days

This complete two-week trip is a great route for travelers visiting Croatia for the first time and includes a day trip to nearby Montenegro. You'll experience the main highlights of the Dalmatian coast, starting from Croatia's capital, Zagreb, to its most popular southern city, Dubrovnik. Swim in the pristine waters of popular Krka National Park, lie out on stunning Zlatni Rat beach on Brač Island, and hike a medieval route between remote villages on Hvar Island.

Lokrum Island, a popular sea kayaking destination off the coast of Dubrovnik
Classic Croatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Split, & Zagreb - 14 Days

This two-week route takes you north through Croatia, taking in many of the popular highlights. Begin in the southern Dalmatian city of Dubrovnik before working your way up the coast through the stunning Pelješac Peninsula and to the islands of Korčula, Hvar, and Vis, ending your stay in the capital of Zagreb. Sample wine from the Konavle Valley, kayak around the Pakleni Islands and tour impressive medieval fortresses and gardens in Šibenik.

 Rock climber training in Paklenica National Park
Croatia Multisport: Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Plitvice & Zagreb - 14 Days

Discover the rugged and ethereal beauty of Croatia on this complete two-week multisport adventure. You'll cover three historic cities along the Dalmatian coast, Dubrovnik, Split, and Zadar, as well as spend two nights in the capital, Zagreb. You'll hike and bike island terrain on Korčula and Hvar islands, zip-line over the Cetina River Canyon, and walk amid waterfalls and emerald-green lakes in stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Dramatic mountains in Paklenica National Park near Zadar
Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 14 Days

Featuring two weeks of high-octane fun through beautiful and diverse landscapes across Croatia, you'll start your adventure in the capital of Zagreb before working your way down the Dalmatian Coast. Along the way, you'll marvel at the beauty of Plitvice Lakes, raft the rapids of the Zrmanja River, and hike part of the popular Velika Paklenica. Zip-line over the Cetina River Canyon, pedal through Lumbarda wine country, trek along the southern slopes of Mt. Ilija on the Pelješac Peninsula, and explore the narrow alleyways and fortress walls of the ancient city of Dubrovnik.

Sail to Mljet National Park off the coast of the Pelješac peninsula
Map of Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 14 Days
Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 14 Days

Follow this two-week route along Croatia's captivating Dalmatian coast, beginning in Dubrovnik and ending in Slovenia's inviting capital, Ljubljana. You'll spend four days sailing amid the Adriatic islands, including a visit to favored Korčula and Hvar as you work your way to Split and Zadar. Marvel at the postcard-perfect beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, stroll through Zagreb's 1000-year-old town center, and row a boat to Bled's fairytale chapel in the center of its namesake lake.

The stunning Old Town of Rovinj along the coast of Istria
Best of Croatia: Pula to Dubrovnik - 15 Days

Explore the highlights of Croatia as you cross the country starting in the Istrian Peninsula in the north and working your way down the Dalmatian Coast to the "Adriatic Pearl", Dubrovnik. Along the way, you will explore ancient Roman ruins, medieval fortressed towns, and beautiful national parks. You will also bike, hike, kayak, and zip-line on this tour that highlights both adventure and cultural discovery.

Underwater scene off the Dalmatian coast, near Šibenik
Croatia Multisport: Plitvice, Paklenica, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 15 Days

Set out through coastal cities, idyllic island towns, and rugged landscapes on this 15-day multisport adventure. Enjoy the stunning beauty of Plitvice Lakes and Paklenica national parks, paddle down the Zrmanja River, and discover aquatic wildlife on a scuba diving trip. You'll kayak off the coast of Hvar, pedal your way amid Lumbarda vineyards on Korčula, hike the Pelješac Peninsula, and spend a day in nearby Montenegro.

Ban Jelačić  Square in Croatia's capital, Zagreb
Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 15 Days

Explore the best of Croatia on this 15-day itinerary, from Zagreb's edgy museums and architectural treats to the imposing fortress city walls in Dubrovnik. Spend three days enjoying the captivating Istrian peninsula and its gastronomy scene, then head to the travertine lakes of Plitvice before journeying down the Dalmatian coast to the historic cities of Zadar, Šibenik, and Split. You'll kayak amid the wooded Pakleni islands off the coast of Hvar, drink Grk wine in Korčula, Marco Polo's hometown, and venture through the rugged wilds of the Pelješac peninsula.

Dubrovnik's Banje Beach and fortress walls
Classic Croatia: Plitvice, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 15 Days

Discover Croatia on this classic 15-day route starting in the charming capital of Zagreb. You'll tour the castle-laden hills of the Zagorje and discover cascading waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes before visiting the coastal cities of Zadar, Šibenik, and Split. You'll hike, kayak, swim, and cycle your way across Hvar and Korčula islands and the Pelješac Peninsula, drive to Montenegro for a scenic day trip, and end your stay in Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic."

Cavtat Peninsula shore looking north
Classic Croatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, Split, & Zagreb - 15 Days

Discover Croatia's highlights on this 15-day itinerary. Starting from Dubrovnik, you'll tour the Konavle wine region, head to Ston on the Pelješac Peninsula and on to Korčula, Hvar, and Vis to sail and kayak the Adriatic and to relax on idyllic pebble beaches. Visit the ancient port city of Split before checking out the stunning national parks of Krka and Plitvice and ending the trip with a self-discovery tour of Zagreb's museums, galleries, and parks.

Two lonely islands off the coast of Zadar in the Kornati National Park
Croatia Multisport: Dubrovnik, Kornati, Paklenica, & Plitvice Lakes - 15 Days

Head off on a 15-day multisport adventure through coastal cities, idyllic island towns, and wild landscapes. Kayak off the coast of Dubrovnik, discover the Konavle wine country on a bike tour, and explore the island terrain of Korčula and Hvar. You'll also zip-line over the Cetina River Canyon, sail amid the near-deserted Kornati Islands and enjoy the stunning beauty of Plitvice Lakes and Paklenica national parks.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sunset over medieval Lubenice on Cres Island
Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Istria, Dalmatia, & Dubrovnik - 21 Days

Experience the highlights of Croatia as well as the less-frequented hidden gems on this comprehensive 21-day tour. Start in the dynamic capital of Zagreb and cover the rolling hills and castles of the Zagorje, the hill towns and Venetian-era villages of Istria, and the unspoiled nature of Cres Island in the Kvarner Gulf before returning to the mainland. You'll explore the stunning Dalmatian coast with its ancient coastal cities of Zadar, Šibenik, Trogir, Split, and Dubrovnik along with discovering Adriatic islands, Korčula and Mljet, the rugged beauty of the Pelješac Peninsula, and the exquisite Bay of Kotor on a day trip to Montenegro.

Bird's eye view over Dubrovnik
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Best of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 12 Days

In this 12-day itinerary, you'll wind your way from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, to Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." Covering many of the country's best highlights, you'll see notable sights such as Plitvice Lakes National Park and Rector's Palace as well as taste the local cuisine and famous wines. A balance of culture and adventure provides you with an incredible experience from soaring high about the Cetina River Canyon to paddling the incredible blue waves of the Adriatic around Croatian islands. For an in-depth look, view the days detailed below.

View of Dubrovnik's Historic Old Town Walls
Best of the Dalmatian Coast - 8 Days

Discover the ancient cities and natural wonders of Croatia's stunning Dalmatian Coastline, starting in the historic city of Split and its 4th-century Diocletian's Palace. Use Split as your hub while enjoying some of the country's most spectacular scenery, including a day trip to Trogir, zip-lining across Cetina River Canyon, hiking along the wooden boardwalks of Plitvice Lakes, and swimming in the emerald lagoons of Krka National Park. End your trip in the "Pearl of the Adriatic", Dubrovnik, where you can walk the old town walls, enjoy a sunrise atop Mount Srđ, and discover the unique history of the region.

Vienna's 13th-century Hofburg Palace, former imperial home of the Habsburg dynasty
Map of Best of Central Europe: Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, & Croatia - 19 Days
Best of Central Europe: Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, & Croatia - 19 Days

This epic Central Europe itinerary highlights the top cities and attractions of the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia. From the cobblestone streets of Prague, you'll head south and discover a new level of elegance and pastoral beauty in Austria, from opera houses to Alpine lakes. Then it's off to Slovenia to explore the charms of Lake Bled and the Karst region before a weeklong tour of Croatia from Zagreb to the sunny Dalmatian coast.

The beautiful "Old Town" of Rovinj along the Adriatic coast
Map of Wonders of the Adriatic Coast: Venice to Dubrovnik - 11 Days
Wonders of the Adriatic Coast: Venice to Dubrovnik - 11 Days

Explore Croatia's stunning coastline from Venice, through Istria, down to the popular islands of Dalmatia. You will see breathtaking views of the Adriatic, cascading waterfalls and emerald-green lakes while sampling some of the country's best wines and delicacies. This well-balanced itinerary of cultural and natural sightseeing is a wonderful introduction to the best of Croatia.

A stone-arched bridge reflected in the Crnojevića river in Montenegro
Southeastern Europe Grand Tour: Croatia to Montenegro - 15 Days

Enjoy culture, history, and relaxation on this packed 15-day grand tour of Croatia's Dalmatian coast and five of the southeastern European nations. You'll begin in Croatia's Zagreb before venturing south to explore the Adriatic coastline and turning inland to navigate a scenic route through Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, and Montenegro. This trip is perfect for the bucket-list traveler who wants to cover as much territory as possible in two weeks.

Stunning Stiniva beach on Vis Island, near Hvar
Map of Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 14 Days
Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 14 Days

Spend two weeks experiencing Croatia's cities, the Adriatic islands, and the Dalmatian coast in luxury. Begin with a private tour of Croatia's dynamic capital, Zagreb, to see trendy neighborhoods, unique museums, and magnificent architecture. In Zadar, take in an unforgettable sunset while dining on world-class seafood and wine. Dive into Roman history in Split and savor local delicacies on an exclusive food tour, then spend time discovering the wines and beaches of Hvar and Korčula.

Red-roofed homes of Motovun, a hill town in the the Istrian peninsula
Map of Unique Highlights of Croatia: Motovun, Pula, Grabovac, Trogir, & Hvar - 10 Days
Unique Highlights of Croatia: Motovun, Pula, Grabovac, Trogir, & Hvar - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary highlights some of Croatia's more popular attractions, including the medieval hill town of Motovun and the "Adriatic Pearl," Dubrovnik, with a unique twist. For example, you'll venture into the romantic Istrian peninsula to seek out the prized truffle and explore Dubrovnik's limestone-paved streets on a private tour of two of the country's most esteemed artists. You'll also discover trendy cafés in Zagreb, marvel at Plitvice Lakes' enchanting beauty, listen to Zadar's Sea Organ, and visit famed Diocletian's Palace in Split.

The Old Town of Sibenik along the Adriatic Coast
Map of Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Šibenik, & Dubrovnik - 15 Days
Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Šibenik, & Dubrovnik - 15 Days

This 15-day family-friendly vacation focuses on a few great locations and kid-friendly hotels to keep everyone entertained from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Enjoy a day at the beach on Cape Kamenjak, kayak from Šibenik to explore the island fort of St. Nicholas, wander the ancient Diocletian's Palace in historic Split, and take a speedboat to discover the villages, hidden caves, and cliffs of the Elafiti islands.

Dubrovnik's West Harbor
Nature and Culture of Dalmatia - 8 Days

Combine Croatia's medieval cities and exceptional natural beauty on this trip, starting with a tour of Split's 4th-century Diocletian Palace and an excursion to the emerald waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Next, head to the island of Hvar where you'll kayak its shores and explore its cobbled streets, vineyards, mountains, and lavender fields. End the trip in Dubrovnik by eating your way through its historic streets and watching the sunset atop Srđ Hill.

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.

Zadar's archipelago, not far from the coast
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Best of Croatia: Dubrovnik to Zagreb - 11 Days

Explore the best of Croatia from the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik, to the country's capital, Zagreb. During this 11-day itinerary, you'll see and experience the incredible seafood and wine, drink in breathtaking views over some of the most popular islands, and experience Croatian culture. Slow down a bit and enjoy the history-rich country while keeping active with a few opportunities to cycle, paddleboard and sea kayak. 

Dubrovnik's Rector's Palace and the Assumption Cathedral in Old Town
Map of Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days
Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days

Spend 12 days among Croatia's finest architecture, cuisine, and scenery on this luxury tour starting in dynamic Zagreb. Explore waterfalls and travertine lakes in Plitvice Lakes and Krka, dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Zadar, and take a private food tour of historic Split. Travel to the Adriatic islands to discover the idyllic settlements and hilly terrain of Hvar and sip on wines native to Korčula. End with two nights roaming the limestone-paved streets of Dubrovnik, the "Adriatic Pearl."

Mali Ston on Pelješac Peninsula
Classic Croatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Split, & Zagreb - 10 Days

This itinerary combines culture, history, and adventure. Begin in southern Croatia and work your way up the coast, stopping along the way to explore the Pelješac Peninsula, Pakleni and Hvar islands, and the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park. Cap off the trip with a night in Zagreb, the Croatian capital, and wander its pedestrianized sections around Bogovićeva and Preradovićeva.

The sun sets over the Adriatic and Zadar's tiled rooftops
Map of Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 9 Days
Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 9 Days

Indulge the senses on this 9-day luxury itinerary featuring the highlights of some of Croatia's finest architecture, cuisine, and landscapes. With an expert guide, you'll discover the cascading waterfalls and glassy lakes in Plitvice and Krka, dine on to-die-for seafood at a Michelin-guide restaurant in Zadar, and take in the famed Diocletian's Palace on a private gastronomy tour of Split. Then it's off to stroll the Hvar Riviera and sample grape varietals in Lumbarda wine country on Korčula before spending time exploring 16th-century stone walls and fascinating baroque and Renaissance buildings in Dubrovnik.

A park in Zagreb lit up during the Advent season
Map of Christmas in Zagreb - 4 Days
Christmas in Zagreb - 4 Days

Zagreb in December shines brightly with trimmed trees, twinkling lights, and bustling Advent markets in the lead up to Christmas and the New Year. Spend three magical days in Croatia's charming capital where you'll immerse yourself in its festive delights as well as spend a full day wandering through snow-laden Plitvice Lakes National Park, a true winter wonderland.

The beautiful coastal city of Rovinj
Map of Magical Istria: Zagreb, Rovinj, Cape Kamenjak, & Plitvice Lakes - 8 Days
Magical Istria: Zagreb, Rovinj, Cape Kamenjak, & Plitvice Lakes - 8 Days

Explore Croatia's "Tierra Magica," a compelling region chock-full of vineyards, olive groves, stunning Venetian-style coastline, and medieval hilltop towns. You'll spend eight days discovering the romantic Istrian Peninsula as well as spend time in the vibrant capital of Zagreb and enjoy a full morning exploring the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park. Try a meal with pilchards in Fažana, visit the once-infamous White Villa on Brijuni Island, and tour the dramatic coastline of Cape Kamenjak.

Savor Dalmatian cuisine and sip native wines in Marco Polo's hometown of Korčula
Map of Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 10 Days
Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

If spending a week and a half exploring the best Croatia has to offer sounds like a welcome plan, then this luxury itinerary is perfect for you. Start in lively Zagreb where world-class museums, energetic nightlife, and a stellar food scene leave you wanting more. Continue to the Dalmatian coast for the world's best sunsets in Zadar, a private food tour and exclusive rooftop dining experience in Split, and postcard-perfect beaches on Vis Island before ending your stay discovering the medieval and baroque delights of Dubrovnik's gleaming streets.

The seafront promenade and historic port of Split, Dalmatia's capital
Map of Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 11 Days
Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 11 Days

From the busy streets of Zagreb to the sunny beaches of the Adriatic coast, this luxurious 11-day itinerary highlights Croatia's top historic sites and cultural attractions. Stroll through leafy green parks and discover grand architectural treats in Zagreb, explore Zadar's walled Old Town—a treasure trove of ancient Roman ruins and structures, and see dramatic waterfalls and glittering lakes in Plitvice and Krka national parks. End your holiday in southern Dalmatia, where remote island settlements and ruggedly beautiful beaches of Hvar and Korčula, and gourmet restaurants and a private tour of Dubrovnik's gleaming marble streets will leave you wanting more.

Paklenica National Park
Croatia Multisport: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Paklenica - 11 Days

Enjoy this 11-day adventure through Croatia, starting in Dubrovnik and ending in the capital, Zagreb. You'll fall in love with Croatia's rugged and wild beauty as you kayak, hike, swim, and bike your way over peninsulas and to islands and through lavender fields and wine country. From stunning and diverse national parks to charming coastal cities and island villages, you'll get a complete sense of Croatia on this tour.

The Church of St. Euphemia marks the beautiful Old Town of Rovinj
Map of Magical Istria: Zagreb, Rovinj, Cape Kamenjak, & Plitvice - 9 Days
Magical Istria: Zagreb, Rovinj, Cape Kamenjak, & Plitvice - 9 Days

Enjoy nine days immersing yourself in Croatia's Istrian Peninsula, starting and ending in the vibrant capital of Zagreb. You'll spend four nights in the coastal Venetian-style town of Rovinj, a great base to explore the romantic landscape of nearby vineyards and olive groves, medieval hilltop towns, and dramatic coastline. Stroll Opatija's Lungomare for pretty views of the Kvarner Gulf, drink Istrian wine and eat truffle-infused dishes in Motovun, as well as discover the lush beauty of famous Plitvice Lakes.

Sunset over Opatija's Maiden with the Seagull sculpture
Map of Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 15 Days
Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 15 Days

From the energetic capital city to the peaceful Konavle villages, explore Croatia's cities and Dalmatian coastline on this comprehensive luxury tour. Starting in Zagreb, you'll discover the stunning architecture and historic landmarks on a guided walking tour. Then head to the coast for a decadent spa treatment in Opatija and tour the travertine lakes at Plitvice Lakes National Park. You'll sample the country's best cheese on Pag, visit Lumbarda wine country on Korčula, and cap off your trip in the medieval city of Dubrovnik.

Brusje. one of the older villages on the island of Hvar
Classic Croatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Split, & Zagreb - 11 Days

Discover Croatia's main highlights on this 11-day itinerary, beginning in historic Dubrovnik and ending your stay in the country's capital of Zagreb. Along the way, visit medieval coastal towns and renaissance cities, wander amid well-preserved ancient Roman ruins, kayak, hike, and cycle nearby islands—and choose from a number of stunning beaches along the Dalmatian coast. Catch an unforgettable sunset from Zadar, sample Grk and Pošip white wine from Lumbarda, and admire the beauty of Croatia's best national parks: Plitvice Lakes and Krka.

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.

Other popular travel destinations in Croatia
Dalmatian Coast · Split · Dubrovnik · Hvar Island · Zagreb · Korčula Island · Zadar · Istria · Rovinj · Brač Island