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5-Day Croatia Road Trip to Zadar, Grad Gospić, Split, Grad Šibenik and Gajac

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Starts in
Zadar
Ends in
Zadar
Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Available
All Year

Description

Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 5-day road trip through Croatia.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Croatia. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Šibenik-Knin County, Lika-Senj County, Zadar, Grad Šibenik, and Gajac.

We'll help you experience the best 5 days in Croatia you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Croatia at Zadar, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you’ll be off to take in some of the best travel destinations in Croatia, including the stunning Skradinski Buk waterfall and Krka National Park.

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. For example, in the region of Šibenik-Knin County, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 3-star Falkensteiner Hotel Donat. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury hotel option like the 4-star Apartman Nikki Kolovare Beach. Travelers looking for the best cheap hotel could choose the 3-star Boutique Hostel Forum. No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will automatically assist you in finding the best hotel option for your visit.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights, such as Plitvice Lakes National Park in the region of Lika-Senj County. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing People's Square and Sea Organ.

From the spectacular Crkva sv. Donat in the city of Zadar to the unforgettable Market Zadar in the city of Zadar, you'll experience the best the area has to offer on your self-drive road trip through Croatia.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you plenty of time to shop at the best markets in Croatia, where you'll browse souvenirs you can take home to memorialize your road trip.

You’ll return home having experienced the very best of everything Croatia has to offer.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Croatia. You’ll be booked at the best hotels for 4 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 4 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You’ll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. You can also add tours and tickets to your itinerary each day.

The best services in Croatia fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your self-drive road trip in Croatia today!

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Included

4 nights hotel
Breakfast
5 days car rental
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support
All taxes

Destinations

Zadar - city in CroatiaZadar
Grad Šibenik - town in CroatiaGrad Šibenik
Gajac - city in CroatiaGajac

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Attractions

Crkva sv DonatCrkva sv Donat
Crkva presveto Srce Isusovo, Mjesni odbor Voštarnica, Zadar, Grad Zadar, Zadar County, CroatiaCrkva presveto Srce Isusovo
Sea Organ, Mjesni odbor Poluotok, Zadar, Grad Zadar, Zadar County, CroatiaSea Organ
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Općina Plitvička Jezera, Lika-Senj County, CroatiaPlitvice Lakes National Park
The Greeting to the SunThe Greeting to the Sun
People's Square, Mjesni odbor Poluotok, Zadar, Grad Zadar, Zadar County, CroatiaPeople's Square
The Land Gate, Mjesni odbor Poluotok, Zadar, Grad Zadar, Zadar County, CroatiaThe Land Gate
Market Zadar, Mjesni odbor Poluotok, Zadar, Grad Zadar, Zadar County, CroatiaMarket Zadar
Krka National Park, Grad Drniš, Šibenik-Knin County, CroatiaKrka National Park
Skradinski Buk waterfall, Grad Skradin, Šibenik-Knin County, CroatiaSkradinski Buk waterfall
Great Waterfall, Općina Plitvička Jezera, Lika-Senj County, CroatiaGreat Waterfall

Travel details

Travel dates
Oct 1 - Oct 5

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Economy
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Travelers

2

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Car

Small

Small

Category
Small
Transmission
People
Large bags
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Medium

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Medium
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Large bags
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Day 1

Day 1 in Zadar - Arrival Day

  • Zadar - Arrival Day
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  • Crkva sv Donat
  • The Land Gate
  • Market Zadar
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Your amazing road trip adventure in Croatia begins when you reach the incredible city of Zadar. There, you'll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best luxury places you could stay in the city of Zadar is the Apartman Nikki Kolovare Beach apartment. This 4-star apartment is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,747 guests.

We also recommend the best 3-star hotels, like the Falkensteiner Hotel Donat. This hotel has an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars by 901 guests.

Alternatively, the best cheap hotel in the city of Zadar is the Boutique Hostel Forum. This 3-star hotel is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 370 guests.

If these hotels are not available during your trip to the city of Zadar, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

Zadar has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Crkva sv. Donat. This attraction is a church building and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 8,117 visitors.

Market Zadar is another popular attraction in the city of Zadar. This unforgettable attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,715 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Zadar is The Land Gate. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,561 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Zadar, Restoran Bruschetta. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,729 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Zadar is Harbor CookHouse & Club. This night club is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,777 customers.

Locals recommend 4 Kantuna as one of the best restaurants in the city of Zadar. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,435 customers.

Zadar also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Zadar is Beach Bar Bamboo. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,292 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Zadar is Ledana Lounge Bar and Club. This night club is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 2,015 customers.

Locals also enjoy The Garden Lounge. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,138 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 5-day vacation in Croatia!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Zadar

  • Zadar
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  • Crkva presveto Srce Isusovo
  • Sea Organ
  • The Greeting to the Sun
  • People's Square
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Day 2 of your road trip through Croatia gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Crkva presveto Srce Isusovo, People's Square, The Greeting to the Sun, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the city of Zadar is the amazing Crkva presveto Srce Isusovo. This attraction is a church and is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 214 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible People's Square.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city of Zadar is the outstanding The Greeting to the Sun.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Split, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay

One of the best hotel options in the city of Split is the 4-star Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Split hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,641 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The Atrium Hotel is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Split. This hotel is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 832 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Hotel As. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 337 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Fife, one of the best restaurants in the city of Split. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 5,349 customers.

Locals also recommend Bokeria kitchen & wine bar as one of the best restaurants in the city of Split. Bokeria kitchen & wine bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,540 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Split is Bakra - Steak & Pizza Bar. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,499 customers.

After dinner, visit Bokeria kitchen & wine bar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Split. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,540 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Fabrique Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,742 customers.

Alternatively, The Daltonist Craft Bar is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Split. This meal takeaway is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 907 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Croatia!

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Day 3

Day 3 in Šibenik-Knin County

  • Grad Šibenik
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  • Krka National Park
  • Skradinski Buk waterfall
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Day 3 of your road trip through Croatia gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

One of the best places to visit is the amazing Skradinski Buk waterfall. This attraction is a waterfall and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,313 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible Krka National Park. This park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 44,123 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Grad Gospić, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay

One of the best hotel options in the city of Grad Gospić is the 3-star Holiday House Brušane hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars by 2 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The Hotel Stara Lika is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Grad Gospić. This hotel is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 174 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Restaurant Maki, one of the best restaurants in the city of Grad Gospić. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,368 customers.

Locals also recommend Zlatna potkova as one of the best restaurants in the city of Grad Gospić. Zlatna potkova is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 485 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Grad Gospić is UGOSTITELJSKI OBRT KULA. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 36 customers.

After dinner, visit The Highlanders pub, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Grad Gospić. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 804 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Bistro & Wine bar "Travel". This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 167 customers.

Alternatively, Caffe Bar Bevanda is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Grad Gospić. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 76 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Croatia!

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Day 4

Day 4 in Lika-Senj County

  • Gajac
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  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Great Waterfall
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Day 4 of your road trip through Croatia gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

One of the best places to visit is the amazing Great Waterfall. This attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 486 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible Plitvice Lakes National Park. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 76,928 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Zadar, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay

One of the best hotel options in the city of Zadar is the 3-star Falkensteiner Hotel Donat. This hotel has an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars by 901 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star apartment. The Apartman Nikki Kolovare Beach apartment is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Zadar. This apartment is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,747 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Boutique Hostel Forum hotel. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 370 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try La Famiglia, one of the best restaurants in the city of Zadar. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,841 customers.

Locals also recommend Butler Gourmet&Cocktails Garden as one of the best restaurants in the city of Zadar. Butler Gourmet&Cocktails Garden is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 1,717 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Zadar is Buffet Kod Stipe. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,692 customers.

After dinner, visit Yachting Bar & Club, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Zadar. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,115 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Pirate Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 638 customers.

Alternatively, Caffe Bar Kult is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Zadar. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 576 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Croatia!

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Day 5

Day 5 in Zadar - Departure Day

  • Zadar - Departure Day
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Day 5 of your road trip through Croatia is your departure day.

You’ll then say farewell to Croatia and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of unforgettable experiences in Croatia!

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