8 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia route planner
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Zagreb
— 1 day
Drive
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Slunj
— 1 night
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zadar
— 1 night
Drive
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Krka National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zagreb
— 2 nights

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Zagreb — 1 day

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You've now added Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stop by Heritage Croatian Food, enjoy some music at Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, and then get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zagreb online trip planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiport is Zagreb Airport. October in Zagreb sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Slunj.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Shopping
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Slunj — 1 night

Slunj is a town in the mountainous part of Central Croatia, located along the important North-South route to the Adriatic Sea between Karlovac and Plitvice Lakes National Park, on the meeting of the rivers Korana and Slunjčica . Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Opg Novkovic, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rastoke, and then delve into the distant past at Stari grad Slunj.

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You can drive from Zagreb to Slunj in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park — 2 nights

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Supljara cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Barac Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Konjicki Klub Rakovica, stop by Plitvice ART FARM, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Milino, then contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Great Cascades.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Slunj to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zadar.
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Zadar — 1 night

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Zadar Cathedral as well as St. Chrysogonus Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zadar day trip planning tool.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Zadar are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Krka National Park.
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Krka National Park — 1 night

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Krka National Park trip maker app.

You can drive from Zadar to Krka National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in October since evenings lows in Krka National Park dip to 15°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Zagreb.
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Zagreb — 2 nights

Little Vienna

You've now added Arena Centar to your itinerary. On the 17th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Arena Centar and then stop by Spicy Days . Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Strossmayer Square, boost your wellbeing at Centar Bella, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Krka National Park to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Krka National Park in October, expect Zagreb to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C.
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Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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