7 days in Croatia & Medjugorje Itinerary

7 days in Croatia & Medjugorje Itinerary

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Start: Zadar, Croatia
Bus:  2 h 30 min
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Krka National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
5
Kornati Islands National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
End: Zadar, Croatia

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the activities along The Upper Lakes, look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke, take some stellar pictures from Bablja Kula, get to know the fascinating history of Narodni trg u Zadru, then make a trip to Sea Gate (Morska vrata), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Chrysogonus Church.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park journey planner.

Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 2- hour bus ride. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Medjugorje.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Zadar, Rastoke
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Rastoke ©
Rastoke
Narodni trg u Zadru ©
Narodni trg u Zadru
St. Chrysogonus Church ©
St. Chrysogonus Church

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Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Medjugorje ©
Međugorje, or Medjugorje, is a town located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, around 25km southwest of Mostar and close to the border of Croatia. On the 25th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Apparition Hill, then stop by The historic urban site of Pocitelj, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kravica.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Medjugorje tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Medjugorje takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Medjugorje can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Medjugorje

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The historic urban site of Pocitelj, Kravica
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Kravica ©
Kravica
Apparition Hill ©
Apparition Hill
The historic urban site of Pocitelj ©
The historic urban site of Pocitelj

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Zadar, Croatia

Zadar
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
You've now added Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zadar sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Medjugorje to Zadar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for Krka National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Museums
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Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art
Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art

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Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Sradinski Buk and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Manojlovac waterfall, then delve into the distant past at Knin Fortress, then contemplate the long history of Burnum - principum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Visovac Monastery.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Krka National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zadar to Krka National Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Krka National Park, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Kornati Islands National Park.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knin, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Burnum - principum, Sradinski Buk
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Knin Fortress ©
Knin Fortress
Visovac Monastery ©
Visovac Monastery

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Kornati Islands National Park, Croatia

Kornati Islands National Park ©
Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Fortress of Tureta and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Tarac.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kornati Islands National Park online journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Krka National Park to Kornati Islands National Park. Traveling from Krka National Park in May, plan for little chillier nights in Kornati Islands National Park, with lows around 11°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Kornati Islands National Park

Historic Sites
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Church of Our Lady of Tarac ©
Church of Our Lady of Tarac

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