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A Week in Beautiful Croatia

This is a one-week itinerary for Croatia, a perfect add on to a longer trip, or fun on its own as a beach getaway!

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EuropeCroatia6 days / July 2017

Highs & Lows

Island Hopping throughout Croatia.

Starting in the middle of Croatia and missing the iconic city of Dubrovnik.

Itinerary Overview

We decided to do a girl's trip to Europe in 2017. We had been travelling throughout Europe on our own and decided to meet in Split, Croatia to start our adventure. We spent one week in Croatia before moving on to Budapest, Hungary. 

This itinerary starts in the middle of Croatia in Split Croatia and travels north stopping in Zadar and ending in the capital city of Zagreb. The itinerary has two national parks and many options for day trips.

One key place we missed and regret not visiting is the iconic city of Dubrovnik which is known as one of the filming locations of Game of Thrones. We decided to skip this location strictly due to budget. Since we've been travelling Europe all summer, we wanted to save some money and stay in some cheaper cities in Croatia. 

  • 2 Nights: Split
    Lively waterfront town with a great party scene.
  • 3 Nights: Zadar
    Great sea-side city with less crowds and a more local feel!
  • Day trip: Croatia
    National Park filled with bright blue waters and majestic waterfalls.
  • 1 Night: Zagreb
    The capital of Croatia

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I wish we stopped in Dubrovnik! At the time flights into Split were significantly cheaper than flying into Dubrovnik. I would highly suggest spending the extra money and starting in Dubrovnik before heading, by bus, to Split.

  • How was the food?

    This location is ideal for fish and seafood lovers! Restaurants serve some of the freshest seafood for the cheapest prices. We grabbed a delicious seafood pasta for 9 USD.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Exchange your currency in Croatia and carry cash! We found there wasn't many areas to pay with Visa or Mastercard.

  • Packing tips?

    If you plan on swimming, pack or buy water shoes with a rubber sole! There aren't many sandy beaches in Croatia and the water has sea urchins (think of them as spikey water rocks that can get stuck in your skin if you step on them). Water shoes will help protect the soles of your feet and help stop your from slipping on the rocks.

  • Transportation Tips?

    After flying into Split, we used buses and Uber as our main mode of transportation. Make sure to check out Flix bus. It is the biggest bus chain in Europe that has great prices. We booked all our buses through their website and never paid more than 20 USD for a bus ticket. We used uber's to help us get to and from bus stations. If you are looking to splurge, Croatia has Uber Boat, where you can use a boat as your mode of transportation to get from the mainland to neighbouring islands.