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A GREAT TRAVEL GUIDE TO MAKE AN ITINERARY IN CROATIA

Zagreb to Split (8 days)

Split to Dubrovnik + Bosnia (8 days)

Itinerary Zagreb to Split

  • Day 1: Zagreb Airport / Zagreb city
  • Day 2: Zagreb city visit
  • Day 3: Zagreb/ Itstrian Pennisula (Porec/ Rovnij)/ overnight near Plitvice
  • Day 4: Plivice National Park/ Rab Island overnight
  • Day 5: Rab Island /Paradise Beach Area
  • Day 6: Rab island/ visit city & return to Paradise beach
  • Day 7: Rab Island/ Pag Island/ Split
  • Day 8: Split city visit (morning)/ Trogir city visit (afternoon)/ Split

Itinerary Split to Dubrovnik + Bosnia

  • Day 9: Split /Bol Island day trip (Zlatni Rat Beach)/ Split
  • Day 10: Split/ Hvar Island/ overbight in Hvar
  • Day 11: Hvar island/ Makarska Riviera Beach/Dubrovnik
  • Day 12: Dubrovnik city vist & beach
  • Day 13: Dubrovnik boat excursion
  • Day 14: Dubrovnik/ Mostar/ Kravicve Falls/ Dubrovnik
  • Day 15: Dubrovnik/ Dubrovnik airport
  • If you have Extra days consider 2-3 day visit to Montenegro
  • Do a day trip to Sarajevo (3,5 hours drive from Dubrovnik or Split)

Travel Tips:

  • The Istrian Peninsula belonged to the Venetian Republic for several centuries, keeping a very similar architecture to their former rulers style
  • Allow at least 4 hours to visit Plitvice National Park, trying to arrive before the big crowds at around 10-11am or then after visit after they leave at 4pm
  • Book your tickets online in advance, to skip the lines and avoid that they are sold out for that date
  • Informations about Plitvice National Park in their official site here https://np-plitvicka-jezera.hr/en/
  • Informations about Rab Island in this link https://www.lonelyplanet.com/croatia/rab-island
  • In Rab Island, I recommend to stay at the Paradise Beach area, an amazing half moon shaped beach
  • You can ferry between all islands and with the mainland, consult and book at the main company website https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/ferry-croatia or use a booking engine https://www.croatiaferries.com/
  • Informations about Krka National Park here: http://www.np-krka.hr/en/
  • Unlike Plitvice, it ‘s allowed to swim at Krka (probably banned now due to Corona virus risks)
  • If you fly into another city of Croatia and just adapt your itinerary can reverse this itinerary
  • In Dubrovnik , try to avoid staying to close near or insde the old town, go for appartments on the hill
  • Rental cars can cross the border to Bosnia, but ensure your rental car agency allows it- a EU citizen card iand / passport is needed, plus a green card insurance for the car (should be a green paper that is from the rental agency
  • With some extra days you can also visit Montenegro – Kotor Bay, Budva and Sveti Sefan are the highlights, for nature and hiking lovers, Durmitor is an excellent option
  • You can get accomodation in advance but outside peak tourist season, often you can find B&B’s or hotels available
  • In Dubrovnik, try to get a B&B with a view over the old city, if you have small children stay closer to the town
  • Water temperature in Summer reaches around 27-29 degrees in southern Croatia, North will be 23-25
  • Best time to visit is end May /June and September/ October to avoid main touristic peak nad its warm enough but not extremely hot
  • Most important: Each person is different, so each individual is free to choose their own journey, depending on their interests and budget, travel companions, etc.

Contact me for a personalized itinerary or if you have any specific questions

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My name is Renato Azambujo. I live currently in Hamburg, but was born and raised in sunny capital of Portugal, Lisbon. I also lived in Switzerland for some years, before settling in Germany for the last years.

I am huge passionate about travel, photographer and a global explorer, always looking to the next destination.

I have so far visited over 70 countries across the 5 continents, because I really love knowing about new places, interact with different cultures and get to know myself better after each journey.

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