View from Dubrovnik overlooking the Adriatic Sea on the Dalmatian Coast.

Croatia Vacations & Tours

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  1. Describe your dream vacation to Croatia.

  2. We match you with top Croatia travel specialists to plan your trip.

  3. Book the itinerary when you are ready.

Croatia embodies the allure of the Mediterranean with glistening waters, ancient towns, and unforgettable cuisine. With lavish museums, imposing stone buildings, and scenic pebbled beaches, Croatia combines historical awe and unrivaled relaxation. Learn about some of the possibilities you can experience by discovering our sample itineraries and speaking with one of our experts. If you are still exploring your options, visit our Croatia Travel Guide for inspiration and tips.

Sample Itineraries

Get inspired with our sample trips below. You can have any trip tailor made for your private travel. Any number of days.
Any departure date. Any experience you want.

Croatia at a Glance

Can I travel to Croatia this year?

Croatia is open to American travelers. Travelers are welcome with a certificate of vaccination, a negative viral test result, or proof of recovery. Covid-19 PCR tests must be taken at least 72 hours in advance, or a rapid antigen test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival. All tourists must arrive with evidence of accommodations paid in advance.

Entry requirements are subject to change, and your Zicasso travel specialist can provide updated information at the time of your inquiry.

Related: What it’s Like to Travel Now in Croatia: Q&A with Zicasso’s Founders | Why 2021 is the Time to Go to Croatia | Countries Open to American Travelers

How far in advance should I plan a Croatia vacation?

The success of your Croatia trip depends on planning ahead. Croatia may have increased demand from international travelers, particularly for summer 2021.

We generally recommend that you book your Croatia trip approximately three months in advance, but with the potential limited availability, you should book five to six months in advance to give yourself a better chance of securing the types of accommodations you prefer and the itinerary you would like for your Croatia trip.

Last-minute trips are possible, and your Zicasso travel specialist can ensure a spectacular vacation.

Related: Best Time to Visit Croatia

How do I plan my trip to Croatia?

You can book your next trip through Zicasso for travel this summer 2021, or into 2022. Any visit to a new country inspires plenty of questions, but the circumstances around traveling after Covid-19 may have changed how we travel.

“Are the ferries running on time?” “Is the Diocletian’s Palace open?” “Will I be able to visit the islands?” “How will I travel from Zagreb to Dubrovnik?” “Are the beaches open?” “Is Plitvice Lakes National Park open?” “Do I need a negative Covid-19 test before returning home and how can I get one?” Your travel specialist can answer these questions and more before you book your trip. A travel expert can also help handle any emergency that may arise during your trip — from an accommodation change to an excursion adjustment.

Thinking about traveling to Croatia? You can fill out Zicasso’s Trip Request Form to speak with a Croatia travel specialist.

Related: How to Plan Your Trip in 3 Easy Steps | How to Plan Your Trip Budget

Must-See Destinations in Croatia

Zicasso has worked alongside our travel specialists to organize our recommendations for the destinations everyone should experience while in Croatia. A custom Zicasso tour considers your time and goals when visiting Croatia, and our sample tours are available for inspiration.

How and where you travel depends on your goals in Croatia. The off-season offers different experiences than the popular summer season. We suggest the following examples for the first-time Croatia traveler, depending on the length of your trip.

Zagreb | Split | Dubrovnik | Rovinj | Sibenik | Korcula | Vis | Zadar

  • Discover the intimate secrets and remarkable stories of Croatia’s most famous cities
  • Delight in Zagreb’s reputation as hosting the largest number of museums per square meter
  • Explore the beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park and Krka National Park
  • Wander the grounds of Diocletian’s Palace
  • Experience the true beauty of the Adriatic
  • Embrace the nautical paradise of Kornati National Park
  • Uncover local culture and life at the Pazar Market
  • Explore the living history of Dubrovnik’s historic ramparts, city walls, cobbled lanes, and ports
  • Discover where fairytale and history converge when discovering film locations for the hit show Game of Thrones
  • Delight in the flavors in and around Dubrovnik with a wine tour
  • Enjoy the pedestrianized lane of Tkalciceva to find vibrant cafes and welcoming restaurants
  • Indulge in the ambiance of the Dolac Market

Related: Top 10 Must-See Places in Croatia | Top 8 Things to Do in Croatia 

Best Time to Visit Croatia

The best time to visit Croatia is between May to early-June and again from the end of September to October. These months are the shoulder season with warm weather along the Adriatic Sea, and the inland regions see far smaller crowds.

Summer months like July and August are hot and crowded but offer the highest probability of great weather for water activities; however, there is also a chance of canceled active tours, such as cycling and hiking, as temperatures can climb over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

What to Consider When Traveling Through Croatia

When traveling on a Croatia tour, safety and travel logistics are always important considerations. The following information answers important travel questions you may have before visiting Croatia, so you can have a stress-free vacation.

Is Croatia Safe for Travel?

Croatia is very safe for travelers. Popular tourist areas see issues of petty theft, such as pickpocketing, but these instances are rare. Your overall safety will not be jeopardized, and if you keep a diligent eye on your belongings, they will remain safe. The majority of locals speak English, especially in larger cities, which makes it easy for travelers from North America to communicate, feel safe, and get around.

Which airports should I be looking at?

The most convenient route for most travelers is to fly into Zagreb and out of Dubrovnik or vice versa. Arriving in one city and departing from another takes away the need to return to the city of your arrival and spend valuable time backtracking instead of enjoying your trip. The busiest airports in Croatia are:

  • Zagreb (ZAG)
  • Dubrovnik (DBV)
  • Split (SPU)

Can Zicasso help me with flights?

Zicasso Flights is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation by employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso. Our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 Service & Support, and complimentary consultation of Routing vs. Pricing with an expert flight specialist makes finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Does Zicasso assist with travel insurance?

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

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