Starting a week is a good option to combine a discovery of Zagreb and the hinterland of the Croatian capital.
Day 1: Old town and panorama
Day 2: Market and museums
Day 3: Northern Zagreb region
Day 4: Western Zagreb, Zagorje
Day 5: National Park of Plitvice Lakes
Day 6: Morning hike
Day 7: Return to Zagreb
Meet in the huge Jelacica square. Visit the old town, the districts of Gradec and Kaptol then the lower town, the green alleys, the pedestrian area, the botanical garden. Climb onto the roof terrace of a skyscraper (Ilica Street) for a 360-degree view of the city. Stroll along the shops of Ilica Avenue, the Champs-Élysées of Zagreb.
Go to the Dolac market, walk along Radiceva street with its medieval charm, Tkal?i?eva street with its shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants lined up. Visit the museums of Zagreb, often housed in palaces or rich residences with superb collections (capital city required!).
Rent a car to visit the Oroslavlje, the city Samobor. On the road, panoramic view or stop to visit the castles (Miljana, Veliki Tabor, Trakoscan). Night in the old Baroque town of Varadin.
Vineyard and castle route, overnight at Beanec Castle or in one of the region's spa resorts, e. g. Lipi?e Toplice.
Start early in the morning, take the road from Otocac, Vrhovine, then follow the well-signposted itinerary of the famous park. Night around (multiple possibilities).
A morning hike in the park, to discover the magnificent nature, closest to waterfalls, rivers and ponds.
Back to Zagreb and last walk in the Croatian capital.