Independent Escape to Croatia

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About Croatia

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Travel through Croatia and experience the magic of its biggest cities, natural wonders and historical sites. Start off in charming Zagreb, and spend time in beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park. In Zadar, wander the Roman ruins and see the town's unique architecture. Continue to Split, Croatia's second-largest city, set on the beautiful Dalmatian Coast.

Start your vacation in Croatia's capital city of Zagreb. Filled with an undeniable charm, this city is overflowing with cultural gems for you to discover, from the quaint Upper Town to the stunning Mimara Museum housing Renoir artwork. Zagreb is also a gateway to travel to Croatia's most incredible sights and activities, including Plitvice Lakes National Park and island hopping around Split.


The day-to-day locations are already set and hotel accommodations will already be booked, but what you do during the day in each location is completely up to you. Below is a suggested itinerary of things to do and see so you can get the most out of your adventure. The beauty of this trip is that you can explore the way you want to. Just make sure to get to the hotel on time!

Day 1 Depart Canada
Fly to Zagreb.

Day 2 Welcome to Zagreb
Upon arrival, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in. The rest of the day is yours to explore this distinguished city.
Out & About Suggestions
Walk through the historical upper town, Gornji Grad, with its famous 13th-century cathedral. Check out the city's impressive monuments, including St. Mark's and St. Catherine's Church, the Croatian Parliament and the Presidential Palace.

Day 3 Zagreb - Plitvice (approx. 166 km)
After breakfast, enjoy a private transfer to the Zagreb bus station to take the bus to spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Out & About Suggestions
Explore the park and walk around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery, with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4 Plitvice
Today, the day is yours to discover the natural beauty of the region. Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5 Plitvice - Zadar (approx. 200 km)
After breakfast, enjoy a private transfer to your hotel in Zadar.
Out & About Suggestions
The city is known for the Roman and Venetian ruins of its old town. Visit Zadar's historical centre, featuring defensive walls built in the 16th century, the ancient port gate where the Venetian lion still stands guard, Five Wells Square and the Cathedral of St. Anastasia. Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6 Zadar - Split (approx. 157 km)
This morning, take a private transfer to Split, Croatia's second-largest city, and check in to your hotel. Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 7 Split
Today, create your own adventure. Relax on the beach, or enjoy one of several optional tours ($) Split has to offer.