15 days in Croatia Itinerary

15 days in Croatia Itinerary

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15 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Pula
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
7
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Cape Town

1
day
Pula

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
On the 4th (Thu), look for gifts at Dolija 08, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, then examine the collection at Museum Olei Histriae, and finally relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pula road trip planning site .

Cape Town, South Africa to Pula is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in June, expect Pula to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Pula

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Museum Olei Histriae ©
Museum Olei Histriae

3
nights
Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, race across the water with a speed boat tour, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik day trip planning app .

You can fly from Pula to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Pula in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Korcula Old City, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery, then contemplate the long history of Kula Morska Vrata, and finally don't miss a visit to Velika Knezeva Kula. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Kula Svih Svetih, make a trip to Atelier Abel, take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Treasury Museum, then stop by Seba Dizajn, then do a tasting at Lovric Winery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Korcula Town tour itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. In June in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Lovric Winery
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Bishop's Treasury Museum ©
Bishop's Treasury Museum
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

2
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, then steep yourself in history at Spanjola, and then kick back and relax at Mekicevica Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): take a stroll through Riva Harbor, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then walk around Marjan Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Split road trip tool .

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In June in Split, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the activities along Malo Lake, explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Batinovac Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, and finally explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip app .

You can drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 15th (Mon), make a trip to Tkalciceva, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip planner.

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Zagreb are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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