17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Split
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Orebic
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Porec
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  15​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

1
night
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 21st (Sat), learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery and then stroll around Marjan Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium Split, and finally explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Split day trip site .

Montreal, Canada to Split is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Montreal in March, things will get much hotter in Split: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Aquarium Split
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Aquarium Split ©
Aquarium Split
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): head off the coast to Island Galesnik and then head off the coast to Scedro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Hvar Beach, then see the sky in a new way at Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn), and then steep yourself in history at Spanjola.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hvar online route planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. March in Hvar sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Island Galesnik ©
Island Galesnik
Fort Napoljun - Napolean ©
Fort Napoljun - Napolean
Hvar Beach ©
Hvar Beach

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 25th (Wed), head outdoors with Freestyle, look for gifts at Jerolim, and then take an in-depth tour of Ethno Museum Barilo. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Lovric Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, then admire the striking features of Revelin Tower, then don't miss a visit to Velika Knezeva Kula, and finally make a trip to Atelier Abel.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town online travel planner .

You can drive from Hvar to Korcula Town in 5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Orebic.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Ethno Museum Barilo, Jerolim
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Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Ethno Museum Barilo ©
Ethno Museum Barilo

1
night
Orebic

Orebic ©
Orebić is a port town and municipality in the Dubrovnik-Neretva county in Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Sveti Ilija Mountain, then learn about winemaking at Vino Spaleta, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaza Divna.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Orebic trip planner .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Orebic in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Orebic can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Orebic

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vino Spaleta, Plaza Divna
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Sveti Ilija Mountain ©
Sveti Ilija Mountain
Vino Spaleta ©
Vino Spaleta

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, then contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik visit planner .

Drive from Orebic to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Bring the kids along to Maksimir and Zagreb Observatory. There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get to know the resident critters at Zagreb Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in March since evenings lows in Zagreb dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Porec.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Maksimir ©
Maksimir
Zagreb Zoo ©
Zagreb Zoo

4
nights
Porec

Porec ©
With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
Family-friendly places like Pinesta Beach and Traktor Story will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Town (in Rovinj), Pula (Alpha Strike Laser Tag, MEMO Museum Pula, & more) and Medieval Theme Park Sanc. Michael (in Svetvincenat). And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at MOTODROM Porec, contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, ponder the world of politics at Grad Porec, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porec travel planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Porec in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porec

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Pula, Pazin Cave, Medieval Theme Park Sanc. Michael, Pinesta Beach, Old Town
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Pinesta Beach ©
Pinesta Beach
Pazin Cave ©
Pazin Cave

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