18 days in Croatia & Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Croatia & Switzerland Itinerary

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18 days in Croatia & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
7
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step out of the city life by going to Punta Rata Beach and Marjan. Step off the beaten path and head to Kliška tvrđava and Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Mestrovic Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Grgur Ninski Statue, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Split attractions planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Split is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Split. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in May; daily highs in Split reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Punta Rata Beach
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach

3
nights
Hvar, Croatia

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dubovica and Ilirio's Hvar Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Franciscan Monastery and Tomic Winery. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci and kick back and relax at Sveta Nedilja.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip planning tool .

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
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Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci

2
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 21st (Mon), kick back and relax at Przina Beach, view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then make a trip to Korcula Old City, then contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Hvar to Korcula Town by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Vela Przina Beach
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Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

4
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lapad and Old Town. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Lovrijenac and Franciscan Monastery. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Gradske Zidine, make a trip to Dubrovnik Cable Car, take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In May, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Lapad ©
Lapad
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, Zagreb is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Fun & Games
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

2
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the waterfront activity at Port of Rovinj, relax in the rural setting at Stancija Collis, then get to know the fascinating history of STARI GRAD, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Euphemia Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Main Street.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovinj online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Rovinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Rovinj, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Rovinj

#Historic Sites, #Wineries, #Neighborhoods
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Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia
Main Street ©
Main Street

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Interlaken online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Interlaken takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rovinj in May; daily highs in Interlaken reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

#Nature, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen
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Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
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