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
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Split
— 1 night
4
Zadar
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): shop like a local with Art by Stjepko and then wander the streets of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, then make a trip to Pile Gate, and finally steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik road trip website .

London, UK to Dubrovnik is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Dubrovnik at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery.

Make your Hvar itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. October in Hvar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Split travel planning website .

Getting from Hvar to Split by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Split are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic) ©
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic)
Church Of St. Roch ©
Church Of St. Roch

2
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Take a break from Zadar with a short trip to Paklenica National Park in Starigrad-Paklenica, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), get to know the fascinating history of Narodni trg u Zadru, contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zadar itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Split to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Split in October since evenings lows in Zadar dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paklenica National Park, Stone Bridge and the Old Gate
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Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

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