#46 best destination in the world

Museum of Broken Relationships

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  • Museum dedicated to failed love relationships
  • Its exhibits include personal objects left over from former lovers, accompanied by brief descriptions
  • The museum began as a traveling collection of donated items

Tkalčićeva Street

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  • Street constituting the former “August Cesarec” commune, abolished in 1994

Monument to the Revolution of the People of Moslavina

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  • World War II memorial sculpture that is about 32 ft tall and 66 ft wide
  • It is dedicated to the people of Moslavina during World War II

Pula Arena

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  • Only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers entirely preserved
  • Constructed between 27 BC and AD 68, and among the world’s six largest surviving Roman arenas
  • The arena is the country’s best-preserved ancient monument

Plitvice Lakes National Park

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  • #21 of the top 25 national parks in the world
  • One of the oldest and largest national parks in Croatia
  • Founded in 1949
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sea Organ

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  • Architectural sound art object, and an experimental musical instrument, which plays music by way of sea waves and tubes located underneath a set of large marble steps

Šibenik Cathedral

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  • Triple nave catholic basilica with three apses and a dome
  • It is the episcopal seat of the Šibenik diocese
  • It is also the most important architectural monument of the Renaissance in the entire country
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • It is often known as “St. Jacob’s”, because Croatian, like many other languages, uses the same name for both “James” and “Jacob”
  • It is dedicated to Saint James the Greater

Trogir

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  • Historic town and harbor on the Adriatic coast
  • Situated on a small island between the mainland and the island of Čiovo
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Diocletian’s Palace

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  • Ancient palace built for Roman Emperor Diocletian’s retirement in the 4th century
  • Resembles a large fortress, of which half was used for the military garrison and half personal use by Diocletian
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Blue Grotto (Biševo)

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  • Waterlogged sea cave located in a small bay called Balun on the island of Biševo
  • The grotto is one of the best known natural beauty spots on the Adriatic and a popular show cave because of the glowing blue light that appears at certain times of day

Walls of Dubrovnik

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  • Considered to be among the great fortification systems of the Middle Ages, as they were never breached by a hostile army during this time period
  • The oldest systems of fortifications around the town were likely wooden palisades
  • Constructed mainly during the 12th–17th centuries
  • The walls were continually extended and strengthened up until the 17th century
  • The walls can be credited to protecting the Republic of Ragusa that flourished in peace and prosperity for five centuries
  • The moat that ran around the outside section of the city walls, which were armed by more than 120 cannons, provided city defense capabilities
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Costs

Number of Days: 24 days

Best Time To Fly: May-June, Sept-Oct

Airline tickets: $1,651

Seattle -> Zagreb (one way) $700
Dubrovnik -> Seattle (one way) $951

Ferry/cruise tickets: $229

Split -> Vis (round trip) $118
Vis -> Biševo (round trip) $111

Food: $29/day x 24 days = $696

Rental car: $44/day x 17 days = $748

Gas: $89

Entertainment: $110

Airbnb: $84/day x 22 days = $1,848

TOTAL: $5,371