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Spending one week in Croatia is the best way to fully immerse yourself in its unique culture, with time to explore its many highlights. Get lost in the ancient beauty of Zagreb, or channel your adventurous side and take a trip to the magical Blue Cave on Bisevo Island. Enjoy a dinner in a local tavern to try traditional dishes, such as crni rizot (black risotto), or fully immerse yourself in nature with a trip to one of the country’s stunning natural spots, such as Krka National Park. Regardless of the type of Croatia tour you’re looking for, below, we have listed a handful of 6 and 7 days in Croatia itineraries for you to choose from to make the most out of your trip without the hassle of organizing every detail.

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1. Croatia Real Food Adventure: 6 days in Croatia

Get this aerial view of Korcula Island while spending one week in Croatia.
Relax on a beach in Korcula Island and enjoy a tan, or go for a swim.
Day 1 Start your tour in Split!
Day 2 Catch a ferry to Brac and visit the unique Olive Oil Museum
Day 3 Get lost in Split’s fish and veggie markets before a quick visit to Korcula
Day 4 Enjoy your free day in Korcula before your cooking class in a local konoba, a traditional Croatian tavern
Day 5 Head to Peljesac for a wine-tasting experience before sailing to Dubrovnik
Day 6 End your adventure in Dubrovnik

This six-day food tour is the ideal choice for those wanting to learn everything about the rich Croatian cuisine and cooking traditions. Try the different dishes with an organized traditional dinner in Korcula, entirely made from local products, or surprise your taste buds with a slice of hrapocusa, a layered cake typical of Dol. This itinerary also gives you the chance to take part in an exciting cooking lesson zrnovo makaruni, a local hand-rolled pasta. Try out fresh oysters in Ston, known all over Croatia for its delicious seafood, savor the wine in Peljesac, and go back home with a renowned love for Mediterranean flavors and cooking techniques! See all 6-day tours in Croatia.

2. Istria on Foot: 7 days in Croatia

See waves in Kamenjak Nature Park while spending one week in Croatia.
Lie on the amazing rock formations in Kamenjak Nature Park for a picturesque view.
Day 1 Welcome to Novigrad! Go on a long hike passing through ancient villages and the stunning Mirna Valley’s vineyards
Day 2 Marvel at Spinotti Morteani Palace and bathe in the thermal pools of Istarske Toplice before heading to Motovun
Day 3 Travel to Selca where you will enjoy long hikes exploring the Mirna and Draga rivers
Day 4 Head to Kamenjak Nature Park where you will take a walk around Cape Kamenjak to then spend the night in Pula
Day 5 Sail to Brijuni National Park, where you will visit ancient Roman ruins and dinosaur prints while getting the chance to see a vast birdlife
Day 6 Visit Ucka Nature Park, a stunning natural area where the mountains overlook the charming Kvarner Bay
Day 7 Final farewells at Rijeka

Hikers will surely fall in love with this unique one-week Croatia on-foot itinerary. Enjoy long walks in the unspoiled Croatian wilderness, taking you to remote villages such as Baredine and Buje, and visit a local farmhouse where you can buy delicious local food products. Explore local architecture by visiting ancient churches, such as the Church of St. Stephens, where a 17th-century painting of the Last Supper can still be admired today. Foodies will also be delighted to try out the local delicacies of Motovun, known for its fine wines and nearby truffle forests. Last but not least, this 7-day trip in Croatia by foot itinerary will also take you on a trip to Pula, one of Croatia’s most popular towns, particularly renowned for its ancient Roman amphitheater. If your goal is to discover everything Croatia can offer on foot, there is no better tour! See all 7-day tours in Croatia.

3. Western Balkans Discovery: 7 days in Croatia

Visit the farmer's market in Zagreb on a sunny day.
Visit Zagreb's Dolac Market and enjoy the local produce of Croatia on your holiday.
Day 1 Welcome to Zagreb!
Day 2 Visit the vibrant city of Zagreb, before heading to Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana
Day 3 Explore Bled, in the Julian Alps before heading to Plitvice Lakes for the night
Day 4 Marvel at the 16 crystal-blue lakes and 92 waterfalls in the UNESCO site Plitvice Lakes National Park
Day 5 Try some delicious wine on the Pelješac peninsula before heading to Dubrovnik for a city tour
Day 6 Visit the towering fortress wall of Dubrovnik and its cathedral
Day 7 Conclude your tour in Dubrovnik

Are you interested in learning everything about the Western Balkans? Then, this one-week tour in Croatia is the ideal itinerary for you! Immerse yourself in the Mediterranean culture of ancient towns such as Ston and explore larger cosmopolitan cities such as Zagreb with visits to the fortified Upper Town and St. Mark’s Church. Get lost in Slovenia’s oldest castle, Bled Castle, overlooking a charming crystal-blue lake. Visit other fascinating palaces, such as the UNESCO-protected Diocletian's Palace, and marvel at the beauty of Ljubljana, with its Baroque Town Hall and its unique Robba fountain. After this tour, you will be a Balkans expert! Describe your ideal 7-day holiday for a customized trip to Croatia.

Are you still looking for new inspiration for spending one week in Croatia? Scroll through our guide on how many days to spend in Croatia for more info and ideas. If you’d rather create your own unique itinerary, remember that you can always plan your customized Croatia tour with the help of local travel experts.

Published by Tim Green, updated on December 28, 2023
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