18 days in Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Croatia Itinerary

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18 days in Croatia Itinerary

Adelaide
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Split
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 45​min
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
Adelaide

3
days
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Head to Ban Josip Jelačić Square and Vinoteka Vintesafor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, stop by Handmade in Zagreb, pick up some local products at Dolac Market, and take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zagreb visit planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Zagreb, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in August, you will find days in Zagreb are much warmer (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Split.

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Ban Josip Jelačić Square ©
Ban Josip Jelačić Square
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

2
days
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), wander the streets of Riva Harbor, and then contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Nadalina cokolada, pause for some photo ops at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, admire the masterpieces at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, then learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, and finally stop by Filigran Split.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Split trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in August, things will get a bit warmer in Split: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bol.

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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius ©
Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery

2
days
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 17th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Sumartin Beach and then kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Paklina Beach, then learn about winemaking at Stina, and then stroll through Murvica Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Bol travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Split to Bol by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Bol are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

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Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach
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Zlatni Rat Beach ©
Zlatni Rat Beach
Stina ©
Stina

4
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dubovica and Mlini Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Milna and Sveta Nedilja. There's much more to do: tour the water at your own pace with Ilirio's Hvar Tours, head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and stop by Delicia Shop Hvar.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar tour itinerary planner .

Hvar is just a short distance from Bol. In August, daytime highs in Hvar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

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Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci

2
days
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
On the 23rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Przina Beach, don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, stop by Coral Shop Irena, then stop by Kutak Knjiga, then get to know the fascinating history of Kula Svih Svetih, and finally view the masterpieces at Bags by Kristina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Electric Ladyland Design Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
days
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 25th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, don't miss a visit to Dubrovnik Cable Car, stop by Tedi, then look for gifts at Kokula Art and Craft Shop, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Gradske Zidine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): make a trip to Stradun, take a stroll through Old Town, and then explore the galleries of Gornji Ugao Tower.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online journey planner .

Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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