17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Fly
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Zadar
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Split
— 3 nights
Ferry
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Pula
— 3 nights
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Zadar — 2 nights

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Šimuni Beach. When in Zadar, make a side trip to see Rucica Beach in Novalja, approximately Novalja away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Archaeological Museum Zadar.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zadar road trip planner.

Krakow, Poland to Zadar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Krakow in August, with highs in Zadar at 36°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Split.
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Split — 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore hidden gems such as The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower and Punta Rata Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Trogir (Trogir City Hall & Trogir Square). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn more about the world around you at Diocletians Dream, take a stroll through Riva Harbor, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Split road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Split. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Hvar.
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Hvar, Hvar Island — 2 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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 1st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach, and then head off the coast to Jerolim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hvar trip builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In August in Hvar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Korcula Town.
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island — 2 nights

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 3rd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, then examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luka Beach. On your second day here, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, then step off the mainland to explore Badija, and finally examine the collection at Ethnographic collection Barilo.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Korcula Town travel planner.

Getting from Hvar to Korcula Town by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. September in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik — 4 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zarkovica Animal Shelter and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Ston and see Stonske zidine - Ulaz, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sveti Jakov Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation, get advice or help at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In September in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Pula.
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Pula — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia and Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Venture out of the city with trips to Kap Kamenjak (in Premantura) and Medea - Jankovic (in Livade). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Benazic Winery, admire the striking features of Arch of the Sergi, make a trip to Valle dIstria/Bale, and explore the historical opulence of Byzantine Castrum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pula trip planning site.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Pula by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, plan for little chillier nights in Pula, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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