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Dubrovnik - Makarska - Split - Plitvice - Zagreb (Self Drive)

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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Adventure awaits you with this customizable packages that offers five of Croatia`s cherished cities. Start in Dubrovnik (the pearl of the Adriatic; with sun-drenched beaches on one side and imposing mountains on the other) and then drive to the Makarska Riviera, Split, Plitvice Lakes area and then continue to Zagreb (a vibrant destination with modern shops and fascinating museums). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 11 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Dubrovnik and out of Zagreb
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Dubrovnik
  • Rental car for 9 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights in the Makarska Riviera
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Split
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Plitvice Lakes region
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Zagreb

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1. Dubrovnik
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2. Makarska Riviera
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3. Split
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4. Plitvice Lakes
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5. Zagreb
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3 nights in Dubrovnik

Stunning Dubrovnik is aptly surnamed the `Pearl of the Adriatic;` it is one of the most beautiful cities on the Croatian coast. Many buildings in the old city center testify of its glorious past and its Venetian influence. The ancient walls of Dubrovnik girdle a perfectly preserved complex of public and private, sacred and secular buildings representing all periods of the city`s rich history, beginning with its founding in the 7th century. In 2019, Dubrovnik celebrates 40 years of being listed on UNESCO`s register of World Heritage Sites. Nowadays, Dubrovnik is a tranquil touristic and cultural center hosting many musical, art and theater events year round.

Recommended Stay: 3 nights
Must Sees: Dubrovnik`s Old Town, Lapad, Babin Kuk, Gruz, Church of St. Blaise, Dubrovnik Cathedral, Fort Bokar, Fort Imperial, Minceta Tower, Fort of St. John, Lokrum Island, Rector`s Palace, Luza Square, Pile Gate, Ploce Gate, and so much more!br />



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2 nights in Makarska Riviera

For 37 miles along the Dalmatian coast from the Cetina River Valley down to the Neretva Delta, the intimate towns and villages of the Makarska Riviera are some of the most-visited in all of Croatia. The towns are hemmed in between the Adriatic Sea and the Biokovo Mountains and offer some truly picture-postcard moments. Picture yourself in Makarska, the main city of the region, standing on the waterfront as boats pass to and from the harbor, with the majestic Biokovo range as a backdrop. Then after you fill your senses with that great experience, you can sun yourself on the dozen-plus beaches that dot the coastline.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Brela, Podrace Beach, Baska Voda, Promajna, Makarska, Tucepi, Podgora, Igrane, Zivogosce, Gradac, Nugal Beach, Malacological Museum, Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Biokovo Nature Park, Punta Rata, and so much more!



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2 nights in Split

Split is the second-largest city in Croatia, and its history stretches back over 1,700 years. The Roman Emperor Diocletian built his lavish retirement palace here. It is the largest and best-preserved example of a Roman palace left in the world, and it is listed on the register of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Diocletian`s Palace is the gem of the Old Town, a pedestrianized zone which includes the beautiful riverwalk called Riva. It could not blend tradition and modern life more perfectly; buzzing shops, restaurants, and bars are situated alongside monuments and buildings dating from the Roman era. The dramatic backdrop of mountains bleeds into the sea, giving an atmospheric setting to this stunning city.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Split`s Old Town, Diocletian`s Palace, Bacvice, Marjan, Mestrovic Gallery, Klis Fortress, Diocletian`s Palace, Riva, Gregory of Nin statue, Chapel of St. Arnir, Diocletian`s Cellars, Peristyle, Republic Square, People`s Square, and so much more!



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2 nights in Plitvice Lakes

The Plitvice Lakes are located in the national park of the same name in central Croatia, close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, connected to the Adriatic coast by highway. The sixteen lakes are spread out across a five-mile decline from north to south, with all the lakes connected by waterfalls and tributaries amongst a backdrop of stark karst and beautiful foliage. One of the most popular sights in Croatia, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasting over 1.5 million visitors in 2018 alone. The town closest to the lakes is called Plitvicka Jezera (which translates to Plitvice Lakes); nearby towns to the north include Rakovica, Grabovac, Smoljanac, and Poljanak, while towns to the south include Jezerce, Rudanovac, Vrelo Korenicko, Vranovaca, and Korenica.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Plitvicka Jezera, Jezerce, Rudanovac, Vrelo Korenicko, Vranovaca, Korenica, Poljanak, Smoljanac, Grabovac, Rakovica, Lake Kozjak, and so much more!



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2 nights in Zagreb

Zagreb is the cultural, scientific, economic, political and administrative center of Croatia. It is known as the `City of Museums,` as there are more of them per square foot than any other city in the world. Zagreb is a vibrant, modern destination with a variety of shops, quality restaurants and sports and recreation facilities. The historical part of the city to the north is comprised of the Upper Town and Kaptol, a medieval urban complex of churches, palaces, museums, galleries and government buildings. Of particular note is the breathtaking Gothic-style Zagreb Cathedral, from which the entire city was born.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Kaptol, Upper Town, Lower Town, Zagreb Cathedral, St. Mark`s Church, Art Pavilion, Mestrovic Pavilion, Mimara Museum, Lotrscak Tower, Kamenita vrata, Ilica, King Tomislav Square, Lenuci`s Horseshoe, Ban Josip Jelacic Square, and so much more!




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Dubrovnik
Day 1
Arrive to Dubrovnik
Overnight in Dubrovnik   56 hotels offered
Optional  243 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Dubrovnik   56 hotels offered
Optional  243 Things to do
Day 3
Overnight in Dubrovnik   56 hotels offered
Optional  243 Things to do
Day 4
Departing from Dubrovnik
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
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Makarska Riviera
Day 4
Arrive to Makarska Riviera
Overnight in Makarska Riviera   46 hotels offered
Day 5
Overnight in Makarska Riviera   46 hotels offered
Day 6
Departing from Makarska Riviera
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
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Split
Day 6
Arrive to Split
Overnight in Split   80 hotels offered
Optional  207 Things to do
Day 7
Overnight in Split   80 hotels offered
Optional  207 Things to do
Day 8
Departing from Split
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
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Plitvice Lakes
Day 8
Arrive to Plitvice Lakes
Overnight in Plitvice Lakes   25 hotels offered
Day 9
Overnight in Plitvice Lakes   25 hotels offered
Day 10
Departing from Plitvice Lakes
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
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Zagreb
Day 10
Arrive to Zagreb
Overnight in Zagreb   53 hotels offered
Optional  100 Things to do
Day 11
Overnight in Zagreb   53 hotels offered
Optional  100 Things to do
Day 12
Departing from Zagreb

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Dubrovnik Hotels (56 total)
 
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Makarska Riviera Hotels (46 total)
 
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Split Hotels (80 total)
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Plitvice Lakes Hotels (25 total)
 
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Tours in Split (207 total)
 
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Tours in Zagreb (100 total)

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Croatia

"The country of a thousand islands," Croatia is situated on the Adriatic coast. It has a rich cultural and historical heritage, with many different influences - Greek, Roman, Celtic, Illyrian, Austrian, Hungarian, Byzantine and Islamic. The Croatian coast is among the most beautiful in the world having unique cities like Dubrovnik which was the rival of Venice for centuries, Split with its Diocletian palace, great beaches and more than 1001 islands to choose from. Besides its natural beauty, Croatia also offers: a great history, many museums and a unique mixture of cuisines.

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Dubrovnik
Stunning Dubrovnik is aptly surnamed the `Pearl of the Adriatic;` it is one of the most beautiful cities on the Croatian coast. Many buildings in the old city center testify of its glorious past and its Venetian influence. The ancient walls of Dubrovnik girdle a perfectly preserved complex of public and private, sacred and secular buildings representing all periods of the city`s rich history, beginning with its founding in the 7th century. In 2019, Dubrovnik celebrates 40 years of being listed on UNESCO`s register of World Heritage Sites. Nowadays, Dubrovnik is a tranquil touristic and cultural center hosting many musical, art and theater events year round.

Recommended Stay: 3 nights
Must Sees: Dubrovnik`s Old Town, Lapad, Babin Kuk, Gruz, Church of St. Blaise, Dubrovnik Cathedral, Fort Bokar, Fort Imperial, Minceta Tower, Fort of St. John, Lokrum Island, Rector`s Palace, Luza Square, Pile Gate, Ploce Gate, and so much more!br />
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Makarska Riviera
For 37 miles along the Dalmatian coast from the Cetina River Valley down to the Neretva Delta, the intimate towns and villages of the Makarska Riviera are some of the most-visited in all of Croatia. The towns are hemmed in between the Adriatic Sea and the Biokovo Mountains and offer some truly picture-postcard moments. Picture yourself in Makarska, the main city of the region, standing on the waterfront as boats pass to and from the harbor, with the majestic Biokovo range as a backdrop. Then after you fill your senses with that great experience, you can sun yourself on the dozen-plus beaches that dot the coastline.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Brela, Podrace Beach, Baska Voda, Promajna, Makarska, Tucepi, Podgora, Igrane, Zivogosce, Gradac, Nugal Beach, Malacological Museum, Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Biokovo Nature Park, Punta Rata, and so much more!
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Split
Split is the second-largest city in Croatia, and its history stretches back over 1,700 years. The Roman Emperor Diocletian built his lavish retirement palace here. It is the largest and best-preserved example of a Roman palace left in the world, and it is listed on the register of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Diocletian`s Palace is the gem of the Old Town, a pedestrianized zone which includes the beautiful riverwalk called Riva. It could not blend tradition and modern life more perfectly; buzzing shops, restaurants, and bars are situated alongside monuments and buildings dating from the Roman era. The dramatic backdrop of mountains bleeds into the sea, giving an atmospheric setting to this stunning city.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Split`s Old Town, Diocletian`s Palace, Bacvice, Marjan, Mestrovic Gallery, Klis Fortress, Diocletian`s Palace, Riva, Gregory of Nin statue, Chapel of St. Arnir, Diocletian`s Cellars, Peristyle, Republic Square, People`s Square, and so much more!
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Plitvice Lakes
The Plitvice Lakes are located in the national park of the same name in central Croatia, close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, connected to the Adriatic coast by highway. The sixteen lakes are spread out across a five-mile decline from north to south, with all the lakes connected by waterfalls and tributaries amongst a backdrop of stark karst and beautiful foliage. One of the most popular sights in Croatia, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasting over 1.5 million visitors in 2018 alone. The town closest to the lakes is called Plitvicka Jezera (which translates to Plitvice Lakes); nearby towns to the north include Rakovica, Grabovac, Smoljanac, and Poljanak, while towns to the south include Jezerce, Rudanovac, Vrelo Korenicko, Vranovaca, and Korenica.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Plitvicka Jezera, Jezerce, Rudanovac, Vrelo Korenicko, Vranovaca, Korenica, Poljanak, Smoljanac, Grabovac, Rakovica, Lake Kozjak, and so much more!
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Zagreb
Zagreb is the cultural, scientific, economic, political and administrative center of Croatia. It is known as the `City of Museums,` as there are more of them per square foot than any other city in the world. Zagreb is a vibrant, modern destination with a variety of shops, quality restaurants and sports and recreation facilities. The historical part of the city to the north is comprised of the Upper Town and Kaptol, a medieval urban complex of churches, palaces, museums, galleries and government buildings. Of particular note is the breathtaking Gothic-style Zagreb Cathedral, from which the entire city was born.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Kaptol, Upper Town, Lower Town, Zagreb Cathedral, St. Mark`s Church, Art Pavilion, Mestrovic Pavilion, Mimara Museum, Lotrscak Tower, Kamenita vrata, Ilica, King Tomislav Square, Lenuci`s Horseshoe, Ban Josip Jelacic Square, and so much more!

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