17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  28​h
1
Split
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
3
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Zagreb
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then stroll around Marjan Park, and then make a trip to Gaspina mlinica. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, then make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Split tour itinerary builder .

Sydney, Australia to Split is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect nights in Split to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gaspina mlinica, Church Of St. Roch
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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.
On the 17th (Thu), stroll through Dubovica, then get great views at Spanjola, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral and then step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Hvar holiday maker website .

Drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

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
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 19th (Sat): take a stroll through Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and then get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik road trip site .

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Take a break from Korcula Town with a short trip to Vela Luka Marina in Vela Luka, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Freestyle, make a trip to Velika Knezeva Kula, contemplate the long history of Revelin Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. In October in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Freestyle, Vela Luka Marina
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Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Vela Luka Marina ©
Vela Luka Marina

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Thu), kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) and then get outside with Zoo Station Bol. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, then don't miss a visit to Jaksic Galerija, then admire the landmark architecture of Kastil Gospodnetic Dol, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Golden horn from above.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bol tour builder website .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Bol in 5.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bol are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Jaksic Galerija, Kastil Gospodnetic Dol
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Zoo Station Bol ©
Zoo Station Bol
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)

4
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
When in Zagreb, make a side trip to see Plitvice Lakes National Park in Plitvice Lakes National Park, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Zagreb visit planning site .

Getting from Bol to Zagreb by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bol in October, with highs in Zagreb at 19°C and lows at 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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