6-Day Croatia Road Trip from Zagreb to Čavle, Pula & Zadar

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Starts in
Zagreb
Ends in
Zagreb
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Available
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Description

Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 6-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 Zagreb, Čavle, Pula, and Zadar.

We'll help you experience the best 6 days in Croatia you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Croatia at Zagreb, 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 Bundek City Park and Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb.

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 city of Zagreb, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 4-star Best Western Premier Hotel Astoria. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 5-star The Westin Zagreb Hotel. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star Hilton Garden Inn Zagreb - Radnicka. No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will assist you in finding the best stay option for your visit.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights, such as the magnificent Stone Gate in the city of Zagreb. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing Museum of Broken Relationships and Nikola Tesla Technical Museum.

From the spectacular Park Ribnjak in the city of Zagreb to the unforgettable Temple of Augustus in the city of Pula, you'll experience the best the area has to offer on your self-drive road trip through Croatia.

Add tours and tickets to each day of your trip to make the most of your time in Croatia. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from the best tours and activities that your travel destinations have to offer, meaning you’ll never have a boring moment on your 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 5 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 5 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

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

Destinations

Zagreb - city in CroatiaZagreb
Grad Pula - city in CroatiaPula
Općina Tar-Vabriga - city in CroatiaOpćina Tar-Vabriga
Zadar - city in CroatiaZadar

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Attractions

BundekBundek City Park
Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Mimara, Gradska četvrt Donji grad, Zagreb, City of Zagreb, CroatiaBotanical Garden of the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
Stone GateStone Gate
Ban Josip Jelačić Statue
Cathedral of Zagreb, Gradska četvrt Gornji grad - Medveščak, Zagreb, City of Zagreb, CroatiaCathedral of Zagreb
Zoo Zagreb, Maksimir, Zagreb, City of Zagreb, CroatiaZoo Zagreb
Maksimir Park, Maksimir, Zagreb, City of Zagreb, CroatiaPark Maksimir
Aquapark IstralandiaAquapark Istralandia
Jama - Grotta BaredineJama - Grotta Baredine
Crkva sv. Eufemija, Grad Rovinj, Istria County, CroatiaChurch of Saint Euphemia
Park forest Zlatni Rt, Grad Rovinj, Istria County, CroatiaPark forest Zlatni Rt
Temple of AugustusTemple of Augustus
Pula Arena, Grad Pula, Istria County, CroatiaPula Arena
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Općina Plitvička Jezera, Lika-Senj County, CroatiaPlitvice Lakes National Park
People's Square, Mjesni odbor Poluotok, Zadar, Grad Zadar, Zadar County, CroatiaPeople's Square
Sea Organ, Mjesni odbor Poluotok, Zadar, Grad Zadar, Zadar County, CroatiaSea Organ
Market Zadar, Mjesni odbor Poluotok, Zadar, Grad Zadar, Zadar County, CroatiaMarket Zadar
Krka National Park, Grad Drniš, Šibenik-Knin County, CroatiaKrka National Park
Museum of Broken RelationshipsMuseum of Broken Relationships
Nikola Tesla Technical Museum, MO "Antun Mihanović", Gradska četvrt Trešnjevka - sjever, Zagreb, City of Zagreb, CroatiaNikola Tesla Technical Museum
Park RibnjakPark Ribnjak

Travel details

Travel dates
Dec 13 - Dec 18

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Travelers

2

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Day 1

Day 1 in Zagreb - Arrival Day

  • Zagreb - Arrival Day
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  • Bundek City Park
  • Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
  • Stone Gate
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Your amazing road trip adventure in Croatia begins when you reach the incredible city of Zagreb. 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 Zagreb is the The Westin Zagreb Hotel.

We also recommend the best 4-star hotels, like the Best Western Premier Hotel Astoria.

Alternatively, the best cheap hotel in the city of Zagreb is the Hilton Garden Inn Zagreb - Radnicka.

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

Zagreb has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Bundek City Park. This attraction is a lake and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 14,103 visitors.

Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb is another popular attraction in the city of Zagreb. This unforgettable attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,744 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Zagreb is Stone Gate. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,125 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Zagreb, mekPer's. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,654 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Zagreb is mekPer's. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,654 customers.

Locals recommend Restaurant Zelen Dvor as one of the best restaurants in the city of Zagreb. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,571 customers.

Zagreb also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Zagreb is Vintage Industrial Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,500 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Zagreb is Vintage Industrial Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,500 customers.

Locals also enjoy Hub Cooltura Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,249 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 6-day vacation in Croatia!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Zagreb and Čavle

  • Zagreb
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  • Ban Josip Jelačić Statue
  • Cathedral of Zagreb
  • Zoo Zagreb
  • Park Maksimir
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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 Ban Josip Jelačić Statue, Cathedral of Zagreb, Zoo Zagreb, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in City of Zagreb is the amazing Ban Josip Jelačić Statue. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 18,275 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible catholic cathedral, Cathedral of Zagreb. This popular zoo and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 20,991 visitors.

The spectacular Park Maksimir is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 16,116 visitors. The tour allows curious travelers like you to have an unforgettable experience exploring some of Croatia’s best spots. This is just one of the many experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in Croatia. So make sure to check it out or browse other top-rated options.

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

One of the best hotel options in the city of Čavle is the 3-star Hotel Milan.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel Pula City Center Accommodation is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Čavle.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Restoran Aerosteak, one of the best restaurants in the city of Čavle. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 962 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 in Istria and Pula

  • Pula
  • Općina Tar-Vabriga
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  • Aquapark Istralandia
  • Jama - Grotta Baredine
  • Church of Saint Euphemia
  • Park forest Zlatni Rt
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Day 3 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 Aquapark Istralandia, Jama - Grotta Baredine, Church of Saint Euphemia, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Istria County is the amazing Aquapark Istralandia. As such, over 200,000 people visit Aquapark Istralandia yearly. This attraction is a water park that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,915 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible show cave, Jama - Grotta Baredine. This popular church and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,378 visitors. Approximately 200,000 travelers come to Istria County every year to see the stunning Aquapark Istralandia with their own eyes.

The spectacular Park forest Zlatni Rt is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 5,322 visitors. The tour allows curious travelers like you to have an unforgettable experience exploring some of Croatia’s best spots. This is just one of the many experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in Croatia. So make sure to check it out or browse other top-rated options.

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

One of the best hotel options in the city of Pula is the 3-star Hotel Milan.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel Pula City Center Accommodation is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Pula.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Veritas Food&Wine, one of the best restaurants in the city of Pula. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,550 customers.

Locals also recommend Veritas Food&Wine as one of the best restaurants in the city of Pula. Veritas Food&Wine is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,550 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Pula is Pizzeria Jupiter. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,601 customers.

After dinner, visit Rock Bar Mimoza, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Pula. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 613 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Rock Bar Mimoza. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 613 customers.

Alternatively, The Shipyard Pub is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Pula. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,622 customers.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 in Pula, Lika-Senj, and Zadar

  • Zadar
  • Pula
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  • Temple of Augustus
  • Pula Arena
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
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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 in the city of Pula is the amazing Temple of Augustus. This attraction is an archaeological site and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,999 visitors.

You could also go sightseeing at the incredible Pula Arena. This roman amphitheatre and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 48,476 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Pula is another excellent way to spend your new day in Croatia. The best tours in this travel destination will take you on an exploration to some of Croatia’s most well-known attractions and best-kept secrets. With this tour, you’ll set out on a journey to Croatia’s most interesting sights. As you go along this remarkable tour, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of Croatia’s scenic spots.

You could then travel to the amazing Plitvice Lakes National Park in the region of Lika-Senj County for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a park and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 86,301 visitors.

You’ll also have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Zadar.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Zadar is the 3-star hotel Hotel Porto.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel Hotel Kolovare is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Zadar.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Restoran 4 Kantuna, one of the best restaurants in the city of Zadar. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,300 customers.

Locals also recommend Restoran 4 Kantuna as one of the best restaurants in the city of Zadar. Restoran 4 Kantuna is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,300 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Zadar is Konoba Rafaelo. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,104 customers.

After dinner, visit Deja Brew Pub Zadar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Zadar. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 735 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Deja Brew Pub Zadar. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 735 customers.

Alternatively, BackStage Bar is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Zadar. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 508 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 in Zadar, Šibenik-Knin, and Zagreb

  • Zagreb
  • Zadar
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  • People's Square
  • Sea Organ
  • Market Zadar
  • Krka National Park
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You’ll have time to visit two of the most popular areas in Croatia on day 5 of your road trip. You can decide how much time you want to spend in each place, where you’ll see memorable travel destinations, like People's Square, Sea Organ, Market Zadar, plus many more.

One of the best places to explore in the city of Zadar is People's Square. This excellent attraction has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,215 visitors.

We also recommend you visit the amazing Sea Organ, an outstanding tide organ, in the city of Zadar. Around 47,400 travelers rated this attraction with 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Zadar is Market Zadar. This amazing attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,029 visitors.

To experience the local culture, see Croatia’s best attractions, and meet new people at the same time, we highly recommend you go on a tour. You’ll find many top-rated and popular tours in the city, offering unique experiences that will inspire you. On this tour, you can go on an epic adventure to some of the best places to visit in Croatia. You also get to admire popular places of interest. Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience something special in Zadar.

You could then travel to Krka National Park for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the region of Šibenik-Knin County. This popular attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 49,810 visitors.

You’ll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Zagreb.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Zagreb is the 4-star hotel Best Western Premier Hotel Astoria.

Or, you could enjoy a stay at an exclusive 5-star hotel. The The Westin Zagreb Hotel is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Zagreb.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hotel Hilton Garden Inn Zagreb - Radnicka.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Zagreb, Dubravkin put. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,365 customers.

Locals recommend Dubravkin put as one of the best restaurants in the city of Zagreb. Dubravkin put is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,365 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Zagreb is Cheese Bar. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,097 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in the city of Zagreb, Swanky Monkey Garden. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,237 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like Swanky Monkey Garden. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,237 customers.

Dubravkin put is a popular bar that locals recommend in the city of Zagreb. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,365 customers.

Be sure to celebrate another day of your incredible road trip adventure through Croatia with a toast!

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Day 6

Day 6 in Zagreb - Departure Day

  • Zagreb - Departure Day
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  • Museum of Broken Relationships
  • Nikola Tesla Technical Museum
  • Park Ribnjak
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Day 6 of your road trip in Croatia is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Zagreb before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Museum of Broken Relationships is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Zagreb. This museum and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,324.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum museum is another great option. This attraction certainly lives up to its reputation for its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 4,429 reviews.

You can also stop at Park Ribnjak park to capture the beauty and wonder of Zagreb one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,719.

Your accommodation will also be strategically located for some last-minute shopping in the city of Zagreb before you conclude your short European break.

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Zagreb at Restoran Vegehop before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 760 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Restoran Vegehop for your last chance at a meal in the city of Zagreb. The Restoran Vegehop restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 760 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try Vinodol. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,410 customers.

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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