17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Reno
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zadar
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Rovinj
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  19​h 30​min
End: Reno

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, explore the ancient world of Gradske Zidine, and then don't miss a visit to Gornji Ugao Tower. On the next day, take a stroll through Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik day trip planning website .

Reno, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Reno to Dubrovnik, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reno in June, you will find days in Dubrovnik are little chillier (80°F), and nights are a bit warmer (65°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Hvar.

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Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tomic Winery in Jelsa (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, and stroll through Sveta Nedilja.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hvar trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Hvar by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomic Winery, Church of St. Roch
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Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step out of Split to go to Trogir and see Trogir Historic Site, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, steep yourself in history at Old Split, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Split trip planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2 hours. In June in Split, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Trogir Historic Site
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius ©
Trogir Historic Site ©
Trogir Historic Site

1
night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Bell Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Forum, then steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, then make a trip to Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ), and finally delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Zadar online route builder .

Traveling by car from Split to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Split in June, Zadar is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites
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Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
The Greeting to the Sun ©
The Greeting to the Sun

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nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip tool .

You can take a bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

2
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 19th (Tue), experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): wander the streets of STARI GRAD, get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj, steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, make a trip to Round Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Zuccato Palace.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovinj visit planner.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Porec, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Amphitheatre de Pula
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 21st (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, then make a trip to Tkalciceva, then enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb road trip website .

Drive from Rovinj to Zagreb in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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