7 days in Croatia & Medjugorje Itinerary

7 days in Croatia & Medjugorje Itinerary

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 day
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Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
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Krka National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Kornati Islands National Park, Croatia
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
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 see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park journey planner.

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

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 1 day
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 see maps, reviews, photos, 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 taxi, 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Zadar, Croatia

— 1 night
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.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, 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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Krka National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
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 find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, 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. Another option is to 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

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Kornati Islands National Park, Croatia

— 2 nights
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 see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, 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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Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
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.