There are eight National Parks and seven World Heritage Sites. Visiting the three National Parks and five Heritage Sites on this 10-day itinerary is guaranteed to provoke "Wows!" from even the most blasé travellers. A car is more efficient for this itinerary but buses are also possible.
Recommended Hotel in Zagreb: Hotel Dubrovnik
Drive to spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park, also a World Heritage Site for its 16 lakes interlocked in a series of cascades and waterfalls.
Recommended Hotel in Plitvice: Hotel Jezero
Recommended Hotel in Zadar: Hotel Kalelarga
Take an organized excursion to the unique Kornati Islands National Park, made up of 147 sun-baked islands some little more than barren rocks littered on the sea.
Recommended Hotel in Split: Palace Judita Heritage Hotel
Explore Diocletian's Palace, a World Heritage Site and center of Split's Old Town.
Take the car ferry to Stari Grad on Hvar Island and visit Stari Grad Plain, a World Heritage Site just outside town. Here you can see the land that the Greeks divided geometrically for farming some 24 centuries ago. Stay in Hvar town.
Recommended Hotel in Hvar: Holiday Home City Walls
Recommended Hotel in Dubrovnik : Prijeko Palace
Take a boat to Mljet Island National Park, an island paradise with two inland salt-water lakes.
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