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If you are looking for your perfect summery Holiday in this beautiful european country Croatia then join us in exploring One Week in Croatia.

Now this Itinerary is not that packed and you will get time to relax and enjoy the places in the best possible way. Also since I am planning my visit from Germany and I have this thing in mind that I will be visiting Croatia again in future I have saved Dubrovnik for later just to travel again and explore all the stunning locations of Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik so this itinerary doesn’t have that included.

Croatia is a European country that is quite popular among tourists. In the winter, it’s because it has one of Europe’s top Christmas markets (in Zagreb), and in the summer, it’s the ideal vacation spot.

It’s one of the most popular Adriatic Sea resorts, with almost 2000 kilometers of coastline (not including the islands). And, since it’s June and summer is rapidly approaching, I felt compelled to create the ideal summer itinerary!

It won’t simply be beaches and swimming, either. I’ve also included other larger cities in this itinerary so you can get a taste of Croatian culture, cuisine, and history.

One Week Itinerary: The Best of Croatia

Here is what you can expect out of this One week Itinerary for Croatia

  • Plan for One Week
  • Places to Stay
  • Public Transport Option in Croatia and Booking
  • Attractions and Things to do book before hand.

Day Wise Plan for One Week

Day 1

Reaching Croatia

Flight to Zadar
Landing in Zadar and Checking in!

Day 1

Day 2

Exploring Zadar

Exploring Zadar and its attraction.
Travelling to Split from Zadar
Checking in Split

Here are the top things to do in Zadar

Day 2

Day 3

Exploring Split

Exploring Split and all the major attraction of this beautiful City of Croatia

Top 20 Things to do in Split Croatia

Day 3

Day 4

Blue Lagoon/ Blue Cave or National Park

Day trip and excursions from Split

Day 4

Day 5

Exploring Sibenik

Checking out from Split and Travelling to Sibenik
Exploring Sibenik in Night

Sibenik Croatia : The Complete Guide for your Travel

Day 5

Day 6

Relaxing in Sibenik

Complete Day for Exploring Sibenik and Relaxing

Day 6

Day 7

Exploring Primosten

Bus to Primosten and Exploring Primosten and Travelling Back to Sibenik in Evening

The Ultimate Guide to Primosten Croatia

Day 7

Day 8

Travelling Back from Croatia

Checking out from Sibenik and Taking Bus to Zadar and Later Flight back to home country.

Day 8

The above itinerary is made with this thing in mind is that you are travelling to Zadar and then returning back from Zadar.

Arrival & Getting Around From The Airport: Zadar

If you are travelling from Germany to Croatia then eventually you will end up following this itinerary because the flights cost of reaching to Zadar is the cheapest from Frankfurt.

The Zadar airport is only 13 KM away from the city center and can be reached by public transport.

Bus to Zadar City Center

When you leave the Arrivals hall of the terminal you will see a bus station on your right. Several times a day you can take the bus of Liburnija Zadar from the airport to the Old Town and vice versa. The shuttle buses run from Zadar Airport via the main bus station (Autobusni kolodvor Zadar) to the bus station in the Old Town of Zadar. This bus stop is at the street ‘Liburnska obala’ (Zadar Airport Bus Shuttle) within walking distance of hotels and the port of Zadar, known as City Port.

Tickets and timetable


The bus takes about 30 minutes to reach the city centre. The price of a bus ticket is 25 HRK (€ 3.35) per journey, luggage is included. The bus timetable changes several times a year, so it is advisable to consult the schedule shortly before departure through the Zadar Airport website. You can also find a seasonal timetable in the Arrivals hall and Departures hall. The new cruise terminal Gaženica Port is located 3 kilometres south-east of the centre of Zadar. Please consult website Liburnija Zadar for more information.

Car Renting at Zadar Airport


If you are planning to rent a card from Zadar then you should check our Travel Resources for the deals for cheap car rental in Croatia. Normally for 7 days you will have to pay around 184,01 € for 7 days and with Free cancellation for a small car.

One Week in Croatia

Day Wise – Booking Plan for your One Week in Croatia

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Day 1

Flights to Croatia and Accomodation in Zadar

I booked The Hostels from Hostelworld which can be found on the above link and used Ryan Airs to travel to Zadar which was booked from Omio which can be found on the first link.

If you are looking for Hotels to book in Zadar then you should use Booking.com as they offer free cancellation on most of the hotels in Zadar.

Day 1

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Day 2

Travelling to Split and Accomodation in Split

I booked the Rooms and Apartment Stambuk in Split by Booking.com and booked my budget ticket for bus from Zadar to Split visa Omio mentioned above.

Day 2

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Day 3

Relaxing and Exploring Split

You can either relax for a day or travel to the amazing Plitvice National Park

Day 3

Day 4

Day Trips from Split

If you have already explored the Plitvice National Park then going on the excursion for blue Lagoon and Blue Cave is probably the best thing to do today.

Day 4

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Day 5

Travelling to Sibenik and Accomodation in Sibenik

I booked private room in Hostel Globus in Sibenik and planned to travel to Primosten and come back to Sibenik only.

Day 5

Day 6

Exploring Sibenik and Sightseeing tickets

If you are thinking about how to spend your day in Sibenik then exploring the Kornati National Park should be there in your itinerary for One Week in Croatia.

Day 6

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Day 7

Round Trip from Sibenik to Primosten

Now it didn’t make sense to do a hotel booking in Primosten because it was costly compare to Sibenik and travelling to Primosten only takes 30 minutes from Sibenik so booking an early morning bus and late evening bus back to Sibenik will give you enough time to explore Primosten

Day 7

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Day 8

Travelling to Zadar from Sibenik

Last day travel back to Zadar during the time of your flight, it take around 1.5 hours of bus journey to reach Zadar Central station and almost 1 hour from central station to airport because airport is 13km on the outskirts.

Day 8

This was all the details about the planning your one week trip to Croatia, We have explored Zadar, Split, Sibenik and Primosten and if you have taken the day trip then you would have covered 5 islands from Split. In case you plan to go to Dubrovnik you can skip going to Sibenik and Primosten and move forward to Dubrovnik and spend your time there and come back from Dubrovnik to Zadar then bus ride take around 05 hours 30 minutes and it can be easily found on Omio or Getbybus.com


That was all about the Planning your One Week in Croatia.

You can check Top Things to Do in Zadar for finding all the attractions in Zadar.
You can check Top Things to do in Sibenik for finding all the attractions in Sibenik.
You can check Top Things to do in Split for finding all the attraction of Split.
You can check Top Things to do in Primosten for finding all the attraction of Primosten.

Need Help for Booking –

Taking Insurance for your trip is the upmost importance, I usually get my Insurance from World Nomad or Safety Wings you might wanna check them for your future trips.


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