11 days in Croatia Itinerary

11 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Fly
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Split
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Pula
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Franciscan Church and Monastery. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder website.

Paris, France to Dubrovnik is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Dubrovnik to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Split.
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Split — 2 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Old Split and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Split route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zadar.
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Zadar — 1 night

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Paseo Maritimo, make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then don't miss a visit to Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole, and finally steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zadar trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Split to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zadar, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park — 2 nights

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Rastoke, then explore the striking landscape at Barac Caves, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap.

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Traveling by car from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Pula.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
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Pula — 2 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.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Kamenjak National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Brijuni.

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Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Pula takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Pula can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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.