18 days in Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Fly to Split, Ferry to Hvar
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Hvar, Hvar Island
— 4 nights
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Split
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pula
— 4 nights
Fly
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Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zagreb
— 2 nights
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Hvar, Hvar Island — 4 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Franciscan Monastery and Tomic Winery. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Stephen's Cathedral and Spanish Fortress. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sveta Nedilja, and head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hvar trip planning website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Hvar is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Johannesburg to Hvar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in July, with highs in Hvar at 88°F and lows at 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Split.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Split — 2 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower and Riva Harbor. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Split and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Spend the 9th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and walk around Marjan Park.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Split attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In July in Split, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Pula.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Pula — 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple Of Augustus and Euphrasius Basilica. Popular historic sites such as Port of Rovinj and Church of St. Euphemia are in your itinerary. Explore Pula's surroundings by going to Aquapark Istralandia (in Novigrad) and Kamenjak National Park (in Premantura).

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Traveling by flight from Split to Pula takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Split in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Pula, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.
Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Dubrovnik — 3 nights

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.
Cavtat Cemetery and Minceta Fortress are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of Saint Blaise and Walking tours. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, take a stroll through Lapad, make a trip to Stradun, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik journey planning website.

You can fly from Pula to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Zagreb.
Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Zagreb — 2 nights

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, and finally stop by Upper Town (Gornji Grad). On the next day, kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, wander the streets of Lower Town, then don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva Street, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zagreb, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches
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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.