Highlights of Croatia:
Mainland to Coast

Zagreb – Opatija – Zadar – Split – Dubrovnik

Highlights of Croatia: Mainland to Coast

Welcome to Croatia


Embark on an unforgettable journey through the Highlights of Croatia with Juniper Tours. From the bustling streets of the Mainland to the azure waters of the Coastline, experience the diverse landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture of this stunning destination.

Above all, consult with your Travel Specialist. We will ensure that the highlights of your trip are booked in advance so you won’t miss out on the fun!  Lots of time at leisure will be built in so you can explore on your own, and at your own pace. Let the journey guide you.

*Please keep in mind – This is a SAMPLE itinerary and is meant for inspiration only!

All of our tours are created on a custom basis to ensure the ideal trip that’s only for you. The itineraries on our website are intended solely as inspiration and are not available for purchase as a set package.

Make it Yours

  • Accommodation – Croatia offers a wide range of accommodation styles including boutique hotels, charming B&B’s, and luxurious castle hotels.  Juniper will select where you stay based on your preferences.
  • Transportation – All of the dots will be connected based on your preferences and budget.  Airport transfers, car rentals, train passes, even private chauffeurs!
  • Day tours and entrance tickets – pre-scheduled tours and experiences for a seamless and enriching travel experience!
  • Highlights of Croatia: Mainland to Coast Day-by-day Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrive in Zagreb

    Welcome to Croatia! A private driver will collect you from the airport and take you to your accommodation. Check-in, or leave your luggage with reception and begin to explore the beautiful capital of Croatia at your leisure.

    Overnight in Zagreb

    Day 2: Zagreb

    After breakfast, you will enjoy a guided walking tour of Zagreb stopping at all of the city highlights from the Zagreb Cathedral to the busy street of Tkalciceva. You will have the rest of the day to explore the town as you wish. We recommend taking a stroll through Jarun Lake during the day or checking out its nightlife this evening.

    Overnight in Zagreb

    Day 3: Zagreb to Opatija

    After a leisurely morning in the capital, you will be picked up by a private driver and taken to your next accommodations in the beautiful coastal town of Opatija. It is an approx two-hour drive but worth the amazing views. You will have the afternoon to walk down the promenade or take a selfie with the “Girl with the Seagull”. 

    Overnight in Opatija

    Day 4: Opatija to Zadar

    After breakfast this morning you will be off  to your next destination: Zadar! This can be reached by your choice of a 4-hour scenic ferry ride of a 3-hour car ride. While Zadar might not be as popular as Split or Dubrovnik, it’s a bit less crowded and maintains that hidden-gem feel that travelers crave!  Whatever you decide you will check into your accommodation in Zadar and have the afternoon to explore this new city.

    Overnight in Zadar

    Day 5: Zadar to Split

    Today is a full day in the oldest town in Croatia, Zadar. After breakfast, you will enjoy a guided bike and kayak tour of Zadar seeing many important historical and cultural sights from not only land but the water too. You will see sights such as the Church of St. Donatus and the Sea Organ. It would also be possible to take a day trip to the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park.

    Once you have finished sightseeing you will be greeted by your private driver to take you to your next destination, Split. You will have the evening to explore at your leisure.

    Overnight in Split

    Day 6: Split

    With such a historically rich city there is no time to waste! After breakfast, you will enjoy a privately guided tour of the historical and cultural landmarks including Diocletian’s Palace, Prokurative Square, and so much more. Enjoy the afternoon as you wish but get ready for your nighttime adventure of sunset sailing showing you a different perspective of the Split peninsula. 

    Overnight in Split

    Day 7: Split to Dubrovnik

    Start your day off at a more relaxing pace, and enjoy the last moments in Split before getting ready to head to Dubrovnik. Your private driver will meet you and bring you on the approx three-hour journey to your last destination. Once you’ve arrived, you will have the rest of the day to explore the glorious city as you wish.

    Overnight in Dubrovnik

    Day 8: Dubrovnik

    This morning you have leisure time to explore on your own. We recommend getting up early and walking the famous walls of Dubrovnik before it gets too hot. In the afternoon you will enjoy a blue cave guided tour. You will get to experience snorkeling and swimming in some beautiful blue waters. Relax and unwind before your journey home tomorrow by checking out some of the local eateries. 

    Overnight in Dubrovnik

    Day 9: Depart for Home

    After breakfast, your driver will pick you up from your accommodation and transport you to the airport departure hall where you will begin your journey home.

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