8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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8 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Rovinj
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Opatija
— 1 night
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
4
Split
— 2 nights
5
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take a stroll through STARI GRAD.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovinj trip itinerary maker app .

London, UK to Rovinj is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Rovinj at 35°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Opatija.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Porec, Amphitheatre de Pula, National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni)
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

1
night
Opatija

Opatija ©
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
On the 8th (Mon), trek along Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka and then get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Opatija route builder website .

You can drive from Rovinj to Opatija in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovinj in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Opatija, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Opatija

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka
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Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka ©
Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Opatija to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), and then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Froggyland, then do a tasting at Putalj Winery, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
River Rafting & Tubing
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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 12th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town and then steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and then examine the collection at War Photo Limited.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip planning website .

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik

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