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How Many Days Should You Spend in Zagreb?

Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, is known for its culture, art, and foodie appeal. Its compact historic center, dotted with small museums and churches, can be seen in just a few days. However, those who stay for longer will have the opportunity to get beneath the surface, relax, and enjoy the flavors of the city. Read on for advice on how long to stay in Zagreb.

Explore Zagreb, Croatia's capital
6 Best Places to Stay in Zagreb

Zagreb can often get short-shrift when up against its southerly sisters Split and Dubrovnik, but Croatia’s dynamic capital is worth a visit for its history, architecture, refined museums, vibrant street art, and genteel café culture. The hotels here tend towards the cosmopolitan and elegant, with a bit of Austro-Hungarian flare and plenty of amenities.

Zagreb Itineraries

A park in Zagreb lit up during the Advent season
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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
Magical Istria: Rovinj, Grožnjan, Motovun, & Pula - 5 Days

Get a glimpse of Istria on this quick 5-day tour. Starting from Croatia's capital, Zagreb, you'll make the scenic drive to Rovinj, one of Croatia's most charming coastal cities. Besides discovering Venetian-influenced architecture, you'll take a day to explore the heart of the peninsula with a visit to the nearby medieval hilltop towns of Grožnjan, Oprtalj, and Motovun, capping off your stay with a day in Pula to check out its notable Roman remains.

The town of Fazana on the coast of Istria
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Magical Istria: Zagreb, Rovinj, Brijuni, & Pula - 6 Days

Spend six days touring Croatia's magical Istrian Peninsula, starting and ending in the dynamic capital of Zagreb. Soak in the stunning beauty of the romantic countryside as you work your way to the Venetian-influenced city of Rovinj on Istria's coast, your base for the next three nights. You'll discover nearby medieval hilltop towns of Grožnjan, Oprtalj, and Motovun, as well as visit the small fishing town of Fažana, explore Brijuni National Park, and tour Pula's famous Roman ruins.

The Church of St. Euphemia marks the beautiful Old Town of Rovinj
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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

The beautiful coastal city of Rovinj
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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.

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.

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.

Picturesque alleyways of Hvar Town
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Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

This 10-day tour highlights the southern Dalmatian coast from the Roman port city of Split to the medieval fortressed walls of Dubrovnik with your first stop in Croatia's capital, Zagreb. Experience stunning landscapes and rich, ancient culture on this adventurous route, as you visit breathtaking national parks, Roman ruins, and kayak off the mainland to nearby islands.

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.

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.

Zlatni Rat Beach, Island of Brač
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Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Split, Brač, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days

The sun always shines on the Dalmatian Coast—one of the most scenic coastal drives in Europe. In 12 days, you'll have the freedom to explore on your own, starting from historic Zagreb and ending at the walls of mighty Dubrovnik with a wide selection of national parks and beautiful coastal towns to stop at along the way.

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.

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.

Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, sits along the Sava river
Map of Capitals of Southeastern Europe: Slovenia to Montenegro - 11 Days
Capitals of Southeastern Europe: Slovenia to Montenegro - 11 Days

Discover southeastern Europe's capital cities and surrounding landscapes on this 11-day itinerary featuring Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. Starting with Ljubljana, you'll dive into each nation's colorful history, sample authentic local cuisine, and admire stunning architecture from every era. You'll also tour castle-laden hills of Croatia's Zagorje region, walk amid pastel-hued Habsburg buildings in Serbia's Novi Sad, and enjoy panoramic views of the Neretva River from Bosnia and Herzegovina's Stari bridge in Mostar.

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.

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.

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.

View of Korčula from atop Mt. Ilija on the nearby Pelješac peninsula
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Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Šibenik, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days

This thorough 12-day self-guided tour covers Croatia's best, from cultural stops in Venetian-infused cities to the exploration of ancient Roman ruins. Explore medieval hilltop towns, lively markets, historic fortressed cities, and glittering salt pans. You'll sip local wine native to Korčula, ride through vineyards and olive groves across Hvar Island, and relax on Split's inviting Bačvice beach.

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."

Ljubljana on a warm afternoon
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Highlights of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Ljubljana, & Zagreb - 17 Days

Taking you through some of the best places in Croatia and Slovenia, you can say hello to culture, beaches, art, and genuine central-European hospitality. Go truffle hunting with a local in Ljubljana,  experience the beauty of "Croatia's Tuscany" in Rovinj, and see the world's smallest town Hum, with only 17 inhabitants. Travel back in time to different historical periods, visit impressive UNESCO-Heritage sites, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park. You will visit the charming capitals Ljubljana and Zagreb, and enjoy city views from mountain tops.

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 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.

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 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 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."

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.

A father and daughter duo ride the tree-lined trails of Park šuma Zlatni Rt near Rovinj
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Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 14 Days

Spend two weeks exploring Croatia with the family on this packed 14-day itinerary. Stroll the pedestrian-friendly streets of Zagreb's historic neighborhoods, hunt for mushrooms alongside truffle-sniffing dogs in Istria, then continue down the Dalmatian coast to spend time in the ancient Roman city of Split and the famous island town of Hvar. Let the kids peer off Dubrovnik's imposing fortress walls and wander tucked-away stairwells and alleys and if they're up for it, enjoy a horse (or pony) ride at charming Honey Valley.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Zlatni Rat Beach on the island of Brač
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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.

 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.

Mom and kids look over Dubrovnik's Old Town from Srđ Mountain
Map of Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 15 Days
Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 15 Days

This complete 15-day family vacation covers Croatia's highlights from the dynamic capital of Zagreb to the fortressed city of Dubrovnik with an exciting focus on activities sure to keep the children entertained. From one end of the country to the next, you'll explore the charming hilltop towns and Venetian-influenced cities of the Istrian peninsula, travel down the length of the sunny Dalmatian coast with two nights spent on Hvar Island, and discover the delights of the hinterland beyond the ancient city of Split. You'll spend two relaxing nights at Hotel Amarin—a haven for families, work together as a team to solve puzzles and clues to "escape" a room in Split, and kayak the Adriatic Sea to the Pakleni Islands archipelago.

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

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.

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.

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."

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.

Cool off with the family at a beach near Rovinj's town center
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Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 8 Days

Create unforgettable memories with your little ones on this 8-day family-oriented holiday as you cover Croatia's highlights. You'll begin in the dynamic capital of Zagreb, explore the straight-out-of-a-storybook Istrian peninsula and Rovinj, and discover the Adriatic-fueled melody of the Sea Organ in Zadar, Roman emperor Diocletian's Palace in  Split, and the rugged island terrain of Hvar. The kids will love peering over Dubrovnik's towering city walls, riding the cable car up Srđ Mountain, and meeting the animals of nearby Honey Valley.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

Kayaking the open Adriatic Sea to the Pakleni archipelago from Hvar
Map of Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 9 Days
Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 9 Days

From ancient Roman ruins to kayaking the Pakleni Islands archipelago, this 9-day itinerary is perfectly crafted for your next family adventure and features a mix of cultural, historic, and active pursuits. Explore the capital city of Zagreb before discovering remains of the Roman empire in Pula and the delights of the Istrian peninsula's west coast. You'll then tour Dalmatia with stops in historic Zadar, Split, and Hvar Island, ending your stay in Dubrovnik, a stone kingdom worthy of a child's imagination.

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.

Red-roofed homes of Motovun, a hill town in the the Istrian peninsula
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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.

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.

Colorful Harbor of Lošinj
Discover Croatia's Istria Region - 8 Days

This trip focuses on the cultural and culinary delights of the Istria region in Croatia, starting with a road trip through the hilly medieval villages of Grožnjan and Motovun. Enjoy a boat trip to the islands of Brijuni National Park, explore the coastal cities of Rovinj, Pula, and Opatija, and discover the untouched scenery of Cres and Lošinj Island. Along the way, you'll explore the region's culinary scene with visits to a regional winery and a local distillery, as well as an eco goat farm, an olive grove, and a wool museum.

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.

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.

Twins playing in the shallows of the clear Adriatic Sea
Map of Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 10 Days
Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

Enjoy this 10-day family adventure highlighting the top attractions that will delight both parents and children. From Zagreb, you'll transfer to the romantic countryside of the Istrian peninsula to check out Pula and its Roman ruins before settling in Hotel Amarin for two nights just outside Rovinj. Next, you'll explore the coastal cities of Zadar and Split and kayak from Hvar Town to the Pakleni Islands, capping off your holiday with time spent in Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic," and a child's playground.

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. 

The town of Jelsa on Hvar Island
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Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Šibenik, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 11 Days

From the romantic countryside of Istria to the charming coastal cities along the Dalmatian coast, this complete 11-day journey covering the best of Croatia has it all. The trip begins in the bustling capital of Zagreb and then takes you to Pula, Rovinj, Poreč, and Motovun with Roman ruins, historic churches, and medieval hilltop towns waiting to be explored. You'll catch an unforgettable sunset in Zadar, wind your way through labyrinthine streets in Šibenik and Trogir, ride a bike across Hvar Island, and walk the ancient fortress walls of Dubrovnik, the "Adriatic Pearl."

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.

Splash in the emerald-green waters of Skradinski Buk falls in Krka National Park
Map of Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 11 Days
Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 11 Days

If spending 11 days traveling with the kids in tow through Croatia's top cities and historic sites sounds perfect, then this complete itinerary is for you. You'll explore the charms of the Istrian peninsula from Pula's mini-Colosseum to the Venetian-inspired architecture of Rovinj before spending three nights in the ancient coastal city of Split discovering nearby Krka National Park and the stunning landscape beyond the coast. End in Dubrovnik and let the kids' imagination run wild as they tramp through the centuries-old streets, climb towering walls, and "sail" through the air up to Srđ Mountain.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A young boy swims underwater in the crystalline Adriatic Sea
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Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days

Bring the family and spend 12 days exploring Croatia's top historical and cultural sites, featuring two nights at the kid and parent-friendly Hotel Amarin outside Rovinj. You'll begin in the capital of Zagreb before working your way around the charming Istrian peninsula from Motovun and Pula to Rovinj and nearby Park šuma Zlatni Rt. Then it's off to discover the Dalmatian coast: listen to Zadar's Sea Organ, visit an emperor's palace in Split, and swim in an emerald-green lagoon at Krka National Park, ending your stay amid secret stairwells, imposing walls, and the gleaming streets of 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.

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 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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Section of the coastal route along the Adriatic Coast
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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