8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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8 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14​h
1
Rovinj
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
5
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 3rd (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Eufrazijeva Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, explore the fascinating underground world of Jama - Grotta Baredine, get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin Church. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj, then admire all the interesting features of Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Tito's Park.

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

Toronto, Canada to Rovinj is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rovinj are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Porec, Pula, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Jama - Grotta Baredine ©
Jama - Grotta Baredine
Main Street ©
Main Street
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Zadar Land City Gates, then don't miss a visit to Narodni trg u Zadru, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zadar trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Rovinj to Zadar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Narodni trg u Zadru ©
Narodni trg u Zadru
Zadar Cathedral ©
Zadar Cathedral

1
night
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, then make a trip to Korcula Old City, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kula Svih Svetih.

Plan trip to Korcula Town with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Zadar to Korcula Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in September since evenings lows in Korcula Town dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Korcula Old City
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
House of Marco Polo ©
House of Marco Polo
Kula Svih Svetih ©
Kula Svih Svetih

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 7th (Sat): wander the streets of Lapad, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sveti Jakov Beach, then stroll the grounds of Cavtat Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): get great views at Minceta Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and finally contemplate the long history of Dominican Monastery.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik holiday builder .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In September in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat Cemetery
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Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 9th (Mon), cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, then pause for some photo ops at Ban Josip Jelačić Josip Jelačić spomenik, then wander the streets of Lower Town, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb journey planning site .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Zagreb in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Zagreb is little chillier than Dubrovnik - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Lower Town
Lower Town
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

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