10 days in Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Croatia Itinerary

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10 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Zadar
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Split
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
6
Zagreb
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Rovinj
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
day
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar, then explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, then make a trip to Paseo Maritimo, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zadar online trip itinerary builder .

Newark, USA to Zadar is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Zadar due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in September, Zadar is a bit cooler at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Paseo Maritimo ©
Paseo Maritimo
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

1
night
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): push the limits with an extreme tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get a taste of the local shopping with Riva Harbor, and finally don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic).

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in September, Split is a bit warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Climbing Tours
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic) ©
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic)

1
night
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 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, then step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hvar day trip website .

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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night
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, and finally make a trip to Korcula Old City.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Korcula Town road trip site .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Korcula Old City
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Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

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 16th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Lapad, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, then take in the waterfront at Cavtat Seaside Promenade, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cavtat Cemetery, and finally get great views at Minceta Fortress. On your second day here, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, make a trip to Ploce Gate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, and finally don't miss a visit to Bell Tower.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3 hours. In September in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Cavtat Seaside Promenade ©
Cavtat Seaside Promenade
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

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night
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take the plunge with a skydiving experience, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden Zagreb, explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, and finally take a stroll through Lower Town.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Zagreb in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, expect Zagreb to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

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Botanical Garden Zagreb ©
Botanical Garden Zagreb
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery
Lower Town
Lower Town

2
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Jama - Grotta Baredine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally stroll through Punta Corrente.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovinj trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Rovinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in September, Rovinj is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 58°F. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porec, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Jama - Grotta Baredine ©
Jama - Grotta Baredine

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