15 days in Croatian Coast & Croatian Islands Itinerary

15 days in Croatian Coast & Croatian Islands Itinerary

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15 days in Croatian Coast & Croatian Islands Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16​h
1
Pula
— 1 day
2
Skradin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Bol, Brac Island
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Johannesburg

1
day
Pula

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Pula's Marketplace, admire all the interesting features of Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pula planning website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Pula is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Johannesburg in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Pula: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Skradin.

Things to do in Pula

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Skradin

Skradin ©
Skradin is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia, with a population about 3,986 . Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Skradin day trip planning website .

Getting from Pula to Skradin by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Skradin

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Krka National Park
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, wildlife, adventure, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and steep yourself in history at Old Split.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Split online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Skradin to Split in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Bol, Brac Island

Bol ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, don't miss a visit to Stone, and then kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bol trip builder app .

Traveling by ferry from Split to Bol takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Stone
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Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Stone
Stone

2
nights
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 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, get great views at Spanjola, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar day trip planner.

Hvar is just a short distance from Bol. In July, daytime highs in Hvar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Revelin Tower, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Atelier Abel, don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, and finally kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Korcula Town day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
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.
On the 16th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik route site .

Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik

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