This common question is one that is hardest to answer, it depends on many factors. Minimum of 10 days is what we suggest. Now, let us explain why and what are you able to do and see in 10 days and what will you be missing out on. The question itself is one you always ask when thinking about vacation in another country. It all depends on how many days you have to spend in Croatia, how much time you will lose on getting to Croatia, what are your preferences on experiences, what time of year you are thinking on traveling and so much more. The most important once we’ve covered, so to answer best we recommend follow the bullet points;
• Zagreb city and surroundings
Capital city of Croatia, Zagreb is a vibrant town filled with history, culture, delicious food spots, exciting nightlife, iconic squares, green parks, gothic churches and best shopping in the country. Close to Zagreb must visit sites are; Trakošćan castle, highest peak of Mount Medvednica – Sljeme, charming town Samobor, Varaždin city.
• Plitvice lakes region
Plitvice lakes are UNESCO World Heritage site that attracts tourists for decades now. It is one of the most popular attractions and one we highly recommend visiting no matter what time of year. Besides visiting these astonishing lakes and waterfalls, Plitvice surroundings offers so much more; rustic village Rastoke, small town of Otočac that was built on the natural island on the river Gacka, Lika museum and Nikola Tesla Memorial Centre at town of Gospić, Velebit mountain.
• Istra region
We don't even know where to start but we'll try to sum it up at the best towns and spots. Istra is a heart shaped peninsula in Croatia very close to Venice, with so much influence from Italy. Town of Rovinj is the one where you can see the Venetian architecture, eat some delicious seafood dishes, go on a truffle hunt in the woods experience, climb the bell tower – those are just small notes on what this city can offer. And if you are there already, we highly recommend visiting; drive a Vipe Jet (small plane) in Vrsar town, paraglide in Motovun, explore cave near Poreč town, step in arena in Pula town, visit the smallest city in the world Hum.
• Zadar region
The smallest cathedral in the world is located in Zadar town, among incredible world famous Sea Organ where you can enjoy the music of the sea, get tipsy with liqueurs made on the recipe of the Dominicans from the 16th century and go greet the sun at the monument made just for that. Surroundings that are a must; Šibenik town, sandy lagoon in Nin town, rocky island Pag, green island Ugljan, Krka waterfalls..
• Split to Dubrovnik
There is so much to cover in one title. That's why Diocletian’s town Split is together with the pearl of Adriatic, Dubrovnik. From one to the other, there is Neretva River to visit and take a pirate cruise to sunken town, Pelješac peninsula which is a topic for itself, Makarska a small town with mesmerizing beaches and amazing night life. The islands; Mljet, Korčula, Vis, Hvar, Brač.. Just to mention few most popular. The topic of must visit spots from Split to Dubrovnik we'll cover in more detail in the next blog, so keep following!
Please do understand that we've barely managed to sum up the most attractive spots to visit in Croatia, however there is so much incredible things to do, sites to visit and adventures to experience. So guys if you wish to know more, let us know in the comments!
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