19 days in Croatia Itinerary

19 days in Croatia Itinerary

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19 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Rovinj
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Krk Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Cres Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 5 nights
ferry:  30​min
Bol, Brac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
Split
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Tampa

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Island of Lokrum and Kayaking & Canoeing. Lapad and Gornji Ugao Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, don't miss a visit to Dubrovnik Cable Car, wander the streets of Old Town, and delve into the distant past at Gradske Zidine.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner .

Tampa, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Tampa in August, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Zagreb.

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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, and then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, and then stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb online tour planner .

Fly from Dubrovnik to Zagreb in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in August: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 81°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovinj.

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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

1
night
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 9th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, take in panoramic vistas at Saint Euphemia Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of STARI GRAD, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Port of Rovinj.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovinj trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Zagreb to Rovinj in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Zagreb in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovinj, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Krk Island.

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Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Main Street ©
Main Street

2
nights
Krk Island

Krk Island ©
A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
On the 10th (Fri), head off the coast to Košljun, stroll through Stara Baska (Old Baska), and then get to know the fascinating history of Baska.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Krk Island travel website .

Getting from Rovinj to Krk Island by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovinj in August, Krk Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cres Island.

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Stara Baska (Old Baska) ©
Stara Baska (Old Baska)
Baska ©
Baska
Košljun ©
Košljun

1
night
Cres Island

Cres Island
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Orlec Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mali Bok.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cres Island online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Krk Island to Cres Island takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hvar.

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5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mlini Beach and Milna. Popular historic sites such as Spanjola and Franciscan Monastery are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, stroll through Exotic Beach, do a tasting at Tomic Winery, and step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cres Island to Hvar. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

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Side Trips

Tomic Winery, Exotic Beach
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora and then stroll through Sumartin Beach. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Paklina Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bol tour itinerary planning app .

Bol is just a short distance from Hvar. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Split.

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Sumartin Beach
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Zlatni Rat Beach ©
Zlatni Rat Beach
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, stop by Nadalina cokolada, and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Froggyland and then take in the awesome beauty at Marjan.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Split online tour planner .

Traveling by ferry from Bol to Split takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. August in Split sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

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