Itineraries for Croatia

If you’re planning a holiday to Croatia, but not sure how long to go for and where to go when you’re there – welcome to the Itineraries section!

Here, we’ll try and help you plan your holiday, whether you want to visit the country for a long weekend or for three or more weeks.

  • A weekend break in Croatia
    A short break/long weekend in Croatia is certainly possible (hey, it’s only a 2 hour flight from the UK), though it’s often overlooked as a long weekend destination.
  • One Week in Croatia
    Many people spend a week’s holiday in Croatia – here we given you some vacation ideas and possible itineraries.
  • Two Weeks in Croatia
    A fortnight means you could split your holiday in half – either by destination or by activity! Why not spend half lazing by the sea and ther other half travelling around?
Itineraries for Croatia - Palmizana, Hvar

Palmizana near Hvar – you could be here!

  • Three Weeks in Croatia
    Three weeks in the country is wonderful, if you have the time! You can have a flexible holiday, travelling around and spending as much (or as little) time in each place as you fancy.
  • When to Go
    Find out what time of year it’s best to go to Croatia – for you!
  • Where to Go
    Stuck for where to head to in Croatia? Read our tips for deciding.
  • That’s great, I’m sure you’ll very much enjoy Croatia when you visit! You might find the Croatian Camping Union website – http://www.camping.hr/ – useful for details of campsites in the country. Porec and Pula (and Rijeka too, I would say – not really a base for a holiday) you can discount – there’s hardly any islands up in this part of Croatia. Krk is an island but you’d find it a little difficult to easy hop to other islands. But from Zadar and Split you can definitely easily visit the Dalmatian islands. From Split, you can visit the larger, famous islands (e.g. Hvar, Brac, Vis) but these aren’t car-free. (Although you can certainly bike them!) Perhaps the small island of Solta (not car-free!) – very possible to visit on a day trip – might work for you? What you might prefer are some of the islands near Zadar, which are very quiet (again, not car free, though!) that would be great to explore by bike – check out Dugi Otok, for example. Jadrolinija is the main ferry operator in Croatia – http://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/sailing-schedule/local-lines-2017 – and they run most of the lines, although other operators exist too – see http://www.visit-croatia.co.uk/index.php/travelling-around-croatia/ferries-croatia/.

  • RussHardy

    Hi! We will be visiting Croatia with our caravan mid May to end of June. We can’t wait; your visit-croatia.co.uk web site has got us excited with anticipation.
    We have identified Porec, Pula, Rijeka, Krk, Zadar and Split to find campsites, but we’re aware to see the area at its best we need to visit Croatia’s islands. Are there islands near these centres which can be visited as a day trip? What we would love to do is visit a traffic-free island with our bikes. Please let us know of any ferry companies you know of. Many thanks.

  • What’s the best time to visit Croatia with kids? The best variant for us is few people and warm weather.

  • Kev O’Rourke

    Hi,

    excellent website very helpful in planning my first visit to Croatia. Could you please advise on the fastest ferries or better options of travel between the islands as listed below?

    Fly Manchester – Split Wednesday 10th September

    Split 1 night 10th September

    11th Sept Ferry to Hvar

    Hvar 3 nights Friday 11th – 14th September

    14th Sept Ferry to Korcula

    Korcula 3 nights 14th – 17th September

    17th Sept Ferry or bus to Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik 3 nights 17th – 20th September

    20th September Fly Dubrovnik – Manchester

    Many thanks in advance.

    • Hi there, thanks for your kind words! Here’s the info you need:

      Split – Hvar – see http://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/sailing-schedule/local-lines-30-05—28-09-2014, and any of the bottom four options under “Split District” would be best. As you’re travelling on a Thursday, this catamaran – http://www.krilo.hr/en/sailing_schedule.html – is also an option.

      Hvar – Korcula – as the above Jadrolinija link, the bottom two options under the same heading!

      Korcula – Dubrovnik: This http://www.krilo.hr/en/sailing_schedule.html doesn’t operate the day you wish to travel, and the G&V Line cat has stopped sailing for the year on this route. You’d therefore have to travel by bus. There should be a couple operating in September – https://www.autotrans.hr/ will give you timetable details but you’d unfortunately have to check times for 17th Sept a little closer to that date.

      Hope this helps!

      • Kev O’Rourke

        Excellent many thanks for the links and information. I think I’ll change my departure date to Dubrovnik to coincide with the catamaran departure and do it that way depending on the difference in cost and travel time by bus.
        Thanks again.

        • You’re very welcome. Yes, it might be an idea to change the day of travelling on to Dubrovnik if you have some flexibility on your trip – it’s 90 Kunas and 1 hour 40 minutes for the catamaran, versus 73 Kunas and just over 3 hours for the bus. So, not much more for the catamaran for a journey that’s twice as quick! Have a good time.