Croatia Island Hopping Holiday (North)

Zadar to Pula (or Rijeka) via two Adriatic Islands (public catamaran version)


Explore the northern Adriatic on an island hopping holiday in Croatia. A coastline that mixes sunny climate, historic cities & one of the most breathtaking stretches of shoreline in the Mediterranean.

START - Zadar / FINISH - Pula (or Rijeka).

Activity code: CRIH01

Duration: 10 Days

Island Hopping in the northwest of Croatia is an emerging treat, utilising the new, excellent ferry connections you can visit some of the lesser-known but most beautiful islands. The holiday itinerary would be pleasantly "book-ended" with stays in Pula and Zadar (or perhaps Rijeka/Opatija dependent upon your flights). Our suggested islands are Cres & Mali Losinj; however, you could also choose to visit Pag, Krk, Rab or Dugi Otok.

So, if you don't fancy driving on your holiday then we have the perfect solution; this Adriatic Island Hopping Holiday includes pre-booked passenger-only catamarans & ferries between all the islands and the mainland. Many of the hotels are within easy walking distance of the ports and harbours but we will include private transfers for the slightly longer ones (and to/from the airports, of course).

Spend a few days in Zadar exploring the old town, taking a boat trip or admiring the views from the park overlooking the old harbour, then you have a choice of islands to enjoy, whether you are looking for historical sightseeing, sea-based activities, walking, traditional food (or fine dining) or taking in some spa treatments we will advise which island(s) work best for you. Of course you could then return to Zadar if your flight schedule dictates but if possible we would recommend travelling on to Pula where you can stay in the old city surrounded by remnants of Roman occupation and just a short walk from the magnificent amphitheatre. From Pula you can easily visit nearby Rovinj or the Brijuni Islands.

** this holiday works equally well if you would like to travel in the opposite direction or if you wished to swap island options, such as Pag and Rab instead.

Important Information

Flights available to book with us through a range of airlines, from various UK airports to Croatia. If we book your flights this means that your holiday will also be fully ATOL protected.

Prices shown are a guideline "from" (in UK Pounds) and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. Single supplements may need to be applied to the twin/double price and discounts for children (under 12yrs) and/or a 3rd adult sharing a room are available upon request. Quoted prices for individual enquiries will depend upon your chosen accommodation, room availability and dates of travel. We always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Discounts will apply if there are 3 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.

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Based upon 2 persons travelling.

Prices from £555 per person

What's included in your Island Hopping holiday?

  • Private airport transfers.
  • Private transfers to and from ports.
  • Pre-booked catamaran tickets
  • 9 nights accommodation on B&B.
  • Ferry timetables
  • Fully detailed itinerary with sightseeing suggestions
  • FREE travel app with all your documents, timetables, maps, weather & much more
  • All local tourist taxes
  • 24hr representative services



Arrival at Zadar airport. Private transfer directly to your hotel in Zadar Town; balance of day to visit the old town of Zadar including the fabulous new sights such as the Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun.

A choice of things to do, further explore Zadar town, visit the Kornati islands or the nearby seaside town of Nin. More active options include a day trip the beautiful Krka National Park or the Paklenica National Park which is (e.g. hiking, climbing, kayaking).

Day 4 - transfer to the port and then onward catamaran to Losinj island; transfer to your hotel.

Days 5 & 6 - free time to explore Mali Losinj, including exploring the historic  town, its beaches and a possible day trip to Susak.

Recommended places to stay

Day 7 -  transfer to port, onward catamaran to Pula and transfer to your hotel for final few days of holiday.

Days 8 & 9 - visit Pula's Roman sites, including the fabulous amphitheatre. Suggestions for remaining time include travelling up the west coast to the beautiful historic town of Rovinj or perhaps take a day trip to the nearby Brijuni islands.

Day 7 - onward catamaran to Cres Island and stay in a choice of Cres Town or Martinscica. One further alternative would be to stay on board this same ferry all the way to Rijeka, you can then either stay in Rijeka or take a short transfer to the nearby resort of Opatija for the whole 3 nights.

Days 8 & 9 - time to relax on Cres Island then travel back to mainland, staying in either Rijeka or nearby Opatija for one final night.

Day 4 - transfer to the port and then onward catamaran to Rab island; transfer to your hotel in Rab Town.

Days 5 & 6 - free time to explore Rab, including its historic  town and its beaches.

Day 7 - onward catamaran to Krk island; transfer to your hotel in Krk Town.

Days 8 & 9 - free time to explore Krk, including its historic town, remote villages and beautiful mountains.

Private transfer from your hotel to either Rijeka (Krk) or Pula airport.

Flexible Tailor-Made Holidays

  • We believe passionately that no two holidays should be the same.
  • With our flexible tailor-made holiday options you can travel at your own pace.
  • Rediscover a city, a resort or an island in a weekend or longer.
  • Take a small group tour or embark upon a more adventurous trip.

Travel Knowledge

  • We have all travelled extensively and will be happy to share our experiences.
  • Personally-chosen hotels, riads, guest houses & apartments in places we know and love.
  • Individual sightseeing recommendations and route planning.
  • Add excursions, activities and food & wine experiences (one of our passions).

Trusted Service

  • ATOL cover for flight inclusive holidays.
  • One of us at Rediscover the World is very likely to have visited the hotels and travelled along the routes on your itinerary.
  • Dynamic, comprehensive travel app with all your documents, maps and much more.
  • Full financial protection for your holiday (TTA).