15 days in Croatia Itinerary

15 days in Croatia Itinerary

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15 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Pag
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Kornati Islands National Park
— 1 night
4
Korcula Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Hvar
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Vis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Split
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

1
day
Pag

Pag ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bosana Beach, identify plant and animal life at Kolanjsko Blato, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Simuni Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pag journey planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Pag is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Pag, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Pag is much warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Pag

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Simuni Beach, Kolanjsko Blato
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Kolanjsko Blato ©
Kolanjsko Blato

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park online travel planner .

You can drive from Pag to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Kornati Islands National Park.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

1
night
Kornati Islands National Park

Kornati Islands National Park
On the 8th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Kornati National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kornati Islands National Park online day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Kornati Islands National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Kornati Islands National Park

Historic Sites
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2
nights
Korcula Town

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 9th (Tue), kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then admire the landmark architecture of Revelin Tower. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel, make a trip to Korcula Old City, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town road trip planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Kornati Islands National Park to Korcula Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kornati Islands National Park in July since evenings lows in Korcula Town dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vela Przina Beach, Korcula Old City
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Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach

3
nights
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.
On the 13th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Spanjola, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, and kick back and relax at Dubovica.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hvar route builder site .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vis.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci

1
night
Vis

Vis ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Green Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stiniva Cove, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bavul art, and finally explore the activities along St Juraj’s Inlet.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vis route maker .

You can drive from Hvar to Vis in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Vis

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Stiniva Cove ©
Stiniva Cove
Green Cave ©
Green Cave

4
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step out of Split with an excursion to Trogir Historic Site in Trogir--about 46 minutes away. On the 17th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, steep yourself in history at Old Split, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Split trip builder .

Drive from Vis to Split in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Historic City of Trogir, Church Of St. Roch
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
River Rafting & Tubing

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