19 days in Croatia Itinerary

19 days in Croatia Itinerary

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19 days in Croatia Itinerary

Dubai
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Cavtat
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
Bol, Brac Island
— Few hours
ferry:  30​min
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Pula
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
Dubai

1
day
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 29th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally make a trip to Tkalciceva.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zagreb is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Zagreb, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 33°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cavtat.

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Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships
Croatian Museum of Naive Art

2
days
Cavtat

Easy to reach from Dubrovnik, the tiny coastal town of Cavtat is known for its Mediterranean vegetation, unspoiled waters, and diverse architecture.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): go for a walk through Ronald Brown Pathway, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Nicholas, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cavtat Cemetery, and finally take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Snow, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally explore the world behind art at Vlaho Bukovac House.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Zagreb to Cavtat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in July since evenings lows in Cavtat dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

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Srebreno Beach
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cavtat Old Town
Vlaho Bukovac House

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Gradske Zidine, and then make a trip to Stradun.

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Dubrovnik is just a stone's throw from Cavtat. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

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Old Town
Gradske Zidine
Dubrovnik Cable Car

2
days
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

On the 3rd (Thu), look for gifts at Coral Shop Irena. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, then make a trip to Korcula Old City, then steep yourself in history at Korcula Island - Priscapac, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Getting from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, you will find days in Korcula Town are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are little chillier (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Korcula Old City, Korcula Island - Priscapac
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Pupnatska Luca Beach
Korcula Old City
Korcula Island - Priscapac

1
day
Bol, Brac Island

An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
On the 6th (Sun), kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach.

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Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Bol in 3 hours. When traveling from Korcula Town in August, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Bol: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Zlatni Rat Beach
Nautic Center Bol

2
days
Hvar, Hvar Island

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 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Spanjola and then step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, wander the streets of Milna, and then stroll through Dubovica.

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Hvar is just a stone's throw from Bol. In August, daytime highs in Hvar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Split.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery

2
days
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, then delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, and then contemplate the long history of Old Split. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Marjan, and then don't miss a visit to Underground of Diocletian's Palace.

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Ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2 hours. When traveling from Hvar in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Split, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Diocletian's Palace
Ivan Mestrovic Gallery

1
day
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 11th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Split in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Plitvice Lakes National Park, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pula.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

2
days
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 12th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Pula Arena, relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Kamenjak National Park.

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Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Pula takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porec, Rovinj, Kamenjak National Park, Chiavalon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Kamenjak National Park
Pula Arena
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