Cheap 6-Day Croatia Road Trip from Zadar to Split and Lika-Senj County

Aerial panorama of the cityscape and waterfront of Zadar, Croatia
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Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
5 nights included
Car rental
6 days included
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Description

Bring out the adventurer in you and embark on an exciting 6-day road trip through Croatia! Travel to Zadar, Split, and Gospić with this cheap holiday package!

Explore Croatia for less with this 6-day self-drive package. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country. See the stunning Sea organ, the captivating Church of St. Donatus, and marvel at the uniqueness of each attraction. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across Croatia and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food. Lastly, this travel plan allows you to stay and feel comfortable at a top-rated budget hotel for 3 nights in Zadar, 1 night in Split, and 1 night in Gospić.

This customizable and cheap Croatia travel package promises non-stop adventure. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in Croatia at the lowest price!

On arrival in Zadar, you'll pick up your rental vehicle. From there, you'll begin your journey to the best and cheapest places to travel to in Croatia. Explore the magnificent Narodni trg to see its unique features. Visit the fascinating Market Zadar and take in its distinct atmosphere. Croatia offers a wealth of world-class natural and scenic beauty you wouldn't want to miss!

During your journey, you'll have the pleasure of staying at top-rated budget accommodations, each selected for their exceptional value, comfort, and positive guest reviews. Each stop along your carefully planned route has been chosen to enhance your travel experience, offering you a blend of convenience, comfort, and a touch of local culture, ensuring a restful retreat after a day of adventures.

Choosing the handpicked recommendations gives you easy access to popular places of interest in Croatia. With accommodation conveniently located in a downtown area, you can explore its surroundings at your leisure. Here, you can sample the country’s culinary delicacies and buy keepsakes of your travels in Croatia.

This cheap holiday package will bring you close to many picture-perfect destinations in Croatia, like the stunning Diocletian's Palace. You'll visit the incredible Marjan to make lasting memories. You'll also have the chance to admire the outstanding Paklenica National Park up close.

Your camera will be full of memories you can share with friends and family or on social media. By the end of your 6-day road trip, you'll leave Croatia happy and inspired to go on another unique and budget-friendly adventure.

This affordable holiday package includes everything you need for a fantastic 6-day vacation in Croatia. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 5 nights. We'll also provide you with the best budget rental car in Croatia with CDW insurance.

You can customize your Croatia travel plan for a more personalized holiday experience. Choose from popular and competitively-priced tours and tickets in Croatia and add your picks to your itinerary. For example, get cheap tour tickets to uncover the stories behind Croatia’s famous sights. Or, try out some of the most fantastic excursions There’s no better way to add more culture and inspiration to your trip!

Booking this cheap holiday package in Croatia offers you many perks. You'll get 24/7 travel support. In addition, you'll have access to a step-by-step guide in our mobile app. Here you'll find all your travel documents organized in one place.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a hassle-free vacation in Croatia with this cheap holiday deal! The best and most affordable tours to Croatia fill up fast, so book your adventure today!

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Included

Hotel, 5 nights
Rental car, 6 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

City of Zadar aerial panoramic view.Zadar / 3 nights
Split city beaches aerial view, Croatia.Split / 1 night
Lika-Senj County - region in CroatiaLika-Senj / 1 night

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Attractions

Diocletian's Palace
Photo of Zadar sea organs. Tourist attraction musical instrument powered by the underwater sea stream. Dalmatia region of Croatia.Sea organ
Photo of Split waterfront and Marjan hill aerial view, Dalmatia, Croatia.Forest Park Marjan
Photo of St.Donatus church in Roman Forum in Zadar, Croatia.Church of St Donatus
Market Zadar, Mjesni odbor Poluotok, Zadar, Grad Zadar, Zadar County, CroatiaMarket Zadar
People's Square, Mjesni odbor Poluotok, Zadar, Grad Zadar, Zadar County, CroatiaPeople's Square
Paklenica National ParkPaklenica National Park
Kolovare Beach
Roman Forum, Mjesni odbor Poluotok, Zadar, Grad Zadar, Zadar County, CroatiaRoman Forum
Photo of Nehaj fortres in Senj on green hill, Primorje region of Croatia.Nehaj Fortress
Nikola Tesla birth house memorial center in Smiljan, Lika, CroatiaNikola Tesla Memorial Center
Maslenica bridge, Zadar County, CroatiaMaslenica Bridge
Solana Nin Salt Museum, Nin, Grad Nin, Zadar County, CroatiaSolana Nin Salt Museum
Pariževačka glavica
Photo of aerial view of famous Kašjuni beach from Marjan Hill, Split, Croatia.Kašjuni Beach
Queen Jelena Madijevka Park, Mjesni odbor Poluotok, Zadar, Grad Zadar, Zadar County, CroatiaQueen Jelena Madijevka Park
Photo of the Golden gate of Split old town, Croatia.Golden Gate
West Bank
Jasikovac, Park Suma, Grad Gospić, Lika-Senj County, CroatiaJasikovac, Park Suma

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Day 1 – Zadar - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Zadar - arrival day

  • Zadar - Arrival day
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  • Kolovare Beach
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Your exciting road trip through Croatia starts when you reach the incredible city of Zadar, where you'll stay for 3 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Zadar and begin your adventure in Croatia.

Zadar is a popular cheap holiday destination in Croatia with something to offer every traveler. When you're ready to explore the city, stop at some of the best places to visit in Zadar and get this road trip adventure rolling.

A trip to the amazing Kolovare Beach will make your cheap holiday in Croatia truly special. This attraction is a fascinating top-tier point of interest that has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 6,177 visitors.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best budget-friendly hotels or places to stay in the city.

When you're hungry and ready to take a break from your adventure, treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the best restaurants in Zadar. An excellent example is the popular Restoran 4 Kantuna. Serving a menu of mouthwatering dishes, this restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,300 customers.

Another restaurant you should check out during your cheap vacation in Croatia is Konoba Rafaelo. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,104 customers, this famous restaurant is one of the city's most recommended places to eat.

If you wish to dine at a restaurant locals love, go to the wonderful Pet Bunara Dine & Wine. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,856 customers, and is an awesome place to satisfy your craving for good food and service.

Deja Brew Pub Zadar is a great bar to relax after a busy day. About 735 customers have given this spot an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, making it one of the most popular bars in the area.

Another bar in Zadar we recommend is BackStage Bar, an excellent place to meet new friends. This bar offers customers plenty of snack and drink options and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 508 customers.

Harbor CookHouse & Club is also one of the best places to go to unwind and chat with locals. Over 3,272 bar-goers have rated it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Enjoy toasting the start of a terrific road trip vacation and cheap holiday experience in Croatia!

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Day 2 – Zadar

Day 2

Day 2 – Zadar

  • Zadar
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Drive 4 km, 30 min

  • Market Zadar
  • People's Square
  • Church of St Donatus
  • Roman Forum
  • Sea organ
  • More

Day 2 of your exciting, laid-back road trip across Croatia is proof that there's more to the city of Zadar than meets the eye. Today's agenda is to explore Zadar and discover what this fabulous and cheap holiday destination offers. Expect amazing attractions, a great dining experience, and a wonderful time discovering the daily lives of locals with 2 nights left in Zadar.

You’ll begin this day’s adventure with a visit to the top-rated Market Zadar. This incredible attraction is a best-rated sightseeing destination that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from around 7,601 visitors.

Another highlight of this cheap holiday package is a trip to the fascinating Narodni trg. This spectacular top-tier point of interest and tourist destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 6,549 reviews.

It’s hard to pass up the chance to see the famous Church of St. Donatus during a vacation in Zadar. Ranking high up on many travelers’ bucket lists, the amazing Church of St. Donatus has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 8,633 reviews.

This day of your road trip in Croatia is also the perfect opportunity to see the outstanding Roman Forum. This popular place of interest in Zadar is a valued must-see tourist destination that has a rating of 4.7 out of a 5-star rating from 4,627 visitors.

You’ll be making the most of your time in Zadar when you include the fantastic Sea organ to your road trip itinerary. This local attraction is a captivating tide organ with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 56,635 travelers.

Keen to do something new and one-of-a-kind today? There are many experiences you can add to your cheap vacation package to make your road trip in Croatia more special. Check out all the budget-friendly activities and tours below and bag a cheap holiday deal.

After taking in the best of Zadar, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Zadar for a well-deserved rest. When you’re ready to eat, indulge yourself to a nice meal at one of the top-rated restaurants in the city.

Trattoria Mediterraneo is an excellent example. Here you can enjoy good food and service at affordable prices. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 762 customers.

Restoran Bruschetta is another great restaurant option for budget travelers in Zadar. This restaurant serves a variety of delicious and savory meals at low prices and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,370 customers.

After a lovely dinner at one of the best places to eat in Zadar, visit one of the most popular drinking spots in the city. Relax, grab a drink or two, chat with friendly locals, and enjoy the rest of your evening in Zadar.

Beach Bar Bamboo is a fantastic bar many locals in Zadar recognize. This popular bar is an excellent place to unwind after a busy day and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,578 customers.

You can also enjoy a few drinks and some snacks at La Famiglia, another popular bar in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,083 customers.

The Garden Lounge is a local favorite and a great place to hang out and socialize with other travelers in Zadar. Customers have rated the exciting The Garden Lounge an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,269 reviews.

Raise your glass and savor every moment of your cheap holiday experience in Croatia!

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Day 3 – Zadar and Split

Day 3

Day 3 – Zadar and Split

  • Split
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Drive 251 km, 3 hours 22 min

  • Solana Nin Salt Museum
  • Maslenica Bridge
  • Pariževačka glavica
  • Paklenica National Park
  • More

On day 3 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Croatia, you’ll experience two places in one day. You’ll start your day in Zadar and end your day in the city of Split, where you'll stay for 1 night. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you.

One of the best places to visit in Zadar is the amazing Solana Nin Salt Museum. This travel destination is a museum that has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,329 visitors.

This day is also your chance to stop at the incredible Maslenica Bridge. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,517 travelers, a visit to this well-known deck arch bridge and sightseeing spot in Zadar is likely to make your vacation in Croatia even more memorable.

Another unforgettable sight in Zadar is the outstanding Pariževačka glavica. This landmark has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 2,644 visitors.

To make the most of your day in this cheap holiday destination in Croatia, drop by the popular Paklenica National Park. This attraction, an amazing park, has been rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 5,802 travelers.

Cheap, budget vacations are nothing but incredible, especially when you’re in Croatia. To have the best affordable travel experience in Croatia, make time for some unique, challenging, or inspiring activities. Adding a tour to your travel plan promises a one-of-a kind adventure that will make your cheap vacation in Croatia unforgettable. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of budget-friendly tours and cheap holiday deals in Croatia.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Split. Split is another cheap travel destination in Croatia where you have access to hotels, restaurants, bars, and other conveniences.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best attractions a budget vacation in Croatia can afford, treat yourself to a hearty meal. You’ll find many great restaurants in Split that offer delicious food to help keep you going.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Split is Villa Spiza. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,322 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Split, Šug Restaurant is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,279 diners.

Another restaurant worth trying is Fig Split. Many locals and cheap holiday goers in Split enjoy dining at this restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,263 customers.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Split’s best bars to celebrate this day of your road trip vacation in Croatia. For example, you can visit Perivoj restoran i kavana. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,279 customers, this bar is considered a favorite in the area.

Another great place to have a refreshing, celebratory drink is The Daltonist Craft Bar. This popular bar in Split has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,191 bar-goers.

You can also go to Tennis Bar as an alternative. More than a bar, the popular Tennis Bar is also a place for fun or relaxation. Around 1,185 customers have given this city bar an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

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Day 4 – Split and Lika-Senj County

Day 4

Day 4 – Split and Lika-Senj County

  • Split
  • Lika-Senj
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Drive 235 km, 3 hours 7 min

  • Golden Gate
  • Diocletian's Palace
  • West Bank
  • Kašjuni Beach
  • Forest Park Marjan
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On day 4 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Croatia, you’ll experience two places in one day. You’ll start your day in Split and end your day in the city of Lika-Senj County, where you'll stay for 1 night. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you.

One of the best places to visit in Split is the amazing Golden Gate. This travel destination is a memorial gates and arches that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,783 visitors.

This day is also your chance to stop at the incredible Diocletian's Palace. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 75,911 travelers, a visit to this well-known museum and sightseeing spot in Split is likely to make your vacation in Croatia even more memorable.

Another unforgettable sight in Split is the outstanding West Bank. This must-see tourist destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,337 visitors.

To make the most of your day in this cheap holiday destination in Croatia, drop by the popular Kašjuni Beach. This attraction, an amazing beach, has been rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,777 travelers.

If you’re keen to explore more, you’ll enjoy the fantastic Marjan. This mountain is a popular attraction rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,428 visitors from all over the globe.

Cheap, budget vacations are nothing but incredible, especially when you’re in Croatia. To have the best affordable travel experience in Croatia, make time for some unique, challenging, or inspiring activities. Adding a tour to your travel plan promises a one-of-a kind adventure that will make your cheap vacation in Croatia unforgettable. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of budget-friendly tours and cheap holiday deals in Croatia.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Lika-Senj County. Lika-Senj County is another cheap travel destination in Croatia where you have access to hotels, restaurants, bars, and other conveniences.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best attractions a budget vacation in Croatia can afford, treat yourself to a hearty meal. You’ll find many great restaurants in Lika-Senj County that offer delicious food to help keep you going.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Lika-Senj County is Bistro & Pizzeria Tomislav. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,954 customers.

Many locals and cheap holiday goers in Lika-Senj County enjoy dining at this restaurant.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Lika-Senj County’s best bars to celebrate this day of your road trip vacation in Croatia. For example, you can visit The Highlanders pub. Rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 928 customers, this bar is considered a favorite in the area.

Another great place to have a refreshing, celebratory drink is Bistro @ izletište Travel. This popular bar in Lika-Senj County has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 175 bar-goers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Croatia!

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Day 5 – Lika-Senj County and Zadar

Day 5

Day 5 – Lika-Senj County and Zadar

  • Zadar
  • Lika-Senj
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Drive 289 km, 3 hours 36 min

  • Nikola Tesla Memorial Center
  • Jasikovac, Park Suma
  • Nehaj Fortress
  • More

On day 5 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Croatia, you’ll experience two places in one day. You’ll start your day in Lika-Senj County and end your day in the city of Zadar, where you'll stay for 1 night. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you.

One of the best places to visit in Lika-Senj County is the amazing Nikola Tesla Memorial Center. This travel destination is a museum that has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,934 visitors.

This day is also your chance to stop at the incredible Jasikovac, Park Suma. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 212 travelers, a visit to this well-known park and sightseeing spot in Lika-Senj County is likely to make your vacation in Croatia even more memorable.

Another unforgettable sight in Lika-Senj County is the outstanding Nehaj Fortress. This fortress has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,527 visitors.

Cheap, budget vacations are nothing but incredible, especially when you’re in Croatia. To have the best affordable travel experience in Croatia, make time for some unique, challenging, or inspiring activities. Adding a tour to your travel plan promises a one-of-a kind adventure that will make your cheap vacation in Croatia unforgettable. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of budget-friendly tours and cheap holiday deals in Croatia.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Zadar. Zadar is another cheap travel destination in Croatia where you have access to hotels, restaurants, bars, and other conveniences.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best attractions a budget vacation in Croatia can afford, treat yourself to a hearty meal. You’ll find many great restaurants in Zadar that offer delicious food to help keep you going.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Zadar is Restaurant 2Ribara. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,703 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Zadar, Restaurant Malo Misto is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,645 diners.

Another restaurant worth trying is Proto Food&More. Many locals and cheap holiday goers in Zadar enjoy dining at this restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,389 customers.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Zadar’s best bars to celebrate this day of your road trip vacation in Croatia. For example, you can visit Yachting Bar & Club. Rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,289 customers, this bar is considered a favorite in the area.

Another great place to have a refreshing, celebratory drink is Restaurant Taverna. This popular bar in Zadar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 825 bar-goers.

You can also go to Caffe Bar Kult as an alternative. More than a bar, the popular Caffe Bar Kult is also a place for fun or relaxation. Around 675 customers have given this city bar an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Croatia!

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Day 6 – Zadar - departure day

Day 6

Day 6 – Zadar - departure day

  • Zadar - Departure day
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  • Queen Jelena Madijevka Park
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It’s soon time to say goodbye to Croatia as your road trip vacation is about to end. Day 6 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Zadar.

Depending on how much time you have before your flight back home, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing to make the most of your cheap holiday experience in Croatia.

If you'd rather pass time visiting some attractions, this is your chance to go to places you may not have had the chance to explore yet.

One fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Zadar is the remarkable Queen Jelena Madijevka Park. This park and popular place of interest has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,288 visitors.

If you have an appetite for one last delicious meal in Zadar, consider a top-rated restaurant like Kornat Restaurant. This restaurant has a menu of appetizing and affordable meals and is rated at an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 858 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to Zadar and begin your journey home. You’ll leave filled with unforgettable memories from your terrific and affordable travel experiences in Croatia!

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