31 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Croatia sightseeing planner
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Zagreb
— 9 nights
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Rijeka
— 6 nights
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Pula
— 7 nights
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Osijek
— 6 nights
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Zagreb
— 2 nights
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Zagreb — 9 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zagreb: Plitvica (Lake Milino, Burgeti Lakes, &more). On the 9th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Zagreb is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Zagreb is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you will find days in Zagreb are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are cooler (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rijeka.
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Rijeka — 6 nights

Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rijeka: DR boats - obrt za morski ribolov (in Umag), The town of Hum (in Hum) and Buzet (Aura Distillery & Food Tours). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, and make a trip to Tunelri.

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You can drive from Zagreb to Rijeka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, Rijeka is somewhat warmer than Zagreb - with highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pula.
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Pula — 7 nights

It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pula: Svetvincenat's loggia (in Svetvincenat), Church of St. Mary of Skriljine (in Pazin) and Sveti Petar U Sumi (in Sveti Petar u Sumi). Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Brijuni National Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, make a trip to Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia, and stop by Gradska Trznica Pula.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Pula driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Rijeka to Pula in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Pula when traveling from Rijeka in November, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Osijek.
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Osijek — 6 nights

Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia with a population of 108,048 in 2011. Venture out of the city with trips to Vukovar (Place of Remembrance - Vukovar Hospital 1991, Vukovar Water Tower, &more), Dakovo (State Stud Farms Djakovo & Dakovo Cathedral) and Josic Wine Cellar (in Zmajevac). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at SS Peter and Paul, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pivnica Runda, stroll around Kopacki Rit Nature Park, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Battle Of Batina.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Osijek trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pula to Osijek takes 5.5 hours. In November, Osijek is little chillier than Pula - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Zagreb.
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Zagreb — 2 nights

Little Vienna

On the 30th (Wed), stroll around Zrinjevac, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Kumica Barica, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Kula Lotrščak.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip planner.

You can drive from Osijek to Zagreb in 3 hours. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Croatia travel guide

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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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