8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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8 days in Croatia Itinerary

Riyadh
Fly:  17​h
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
Bol, Brac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 45​min
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
Dubrovnik
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
Riyadh

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sveta Nedilja, stop by Forko -hand made souvenirs, and then stroll through Dubovica.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Hvar itinerary builder.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Hvar is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Hvar. Traveling from Riyadh in June, expect Hvar to be colder, temps between 26°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Bol.

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Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja

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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 29th (Thu): Head underground at Zmajeva Spilja (Dragon Cave) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bol trip itinerary planner.

Bol is just a stone's throw from Hvar. June in Bol sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Korcula Town.

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Zlatni Rat Beach ©
Zlatni Rat Beach

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Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
On the 30th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, make a trip to Korcula Old City, look for gifts at Kutak Knjiga, then look for gifts at Electric Ladyland Design Shop, and finally look for gifts at Coral Shop Irena.

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Traveling by ferry from Bol to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. Traveling from Bol in June, expect nights in Korcula Town to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

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Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

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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 1st (Sat): stop by Kokula Art & Craft Shop, take in the exciting artwork at STJEPKO ART, then contemplate the long history of Gradske Zidine, then make a trip to Dubrovnik Cable Car, and finally head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik tour planner.

Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. While traveling from Korcula Town, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dubrovnik, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

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Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Kokula Art & Craft Shop ©
Kokula Art & Craft Shop

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Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 2nd (Sun), stop by VINOTEKA VINTESA, stop by Petras atelier, then stop by La Chocolate, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ban Josip Jelačić Square. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Crop - Authentic Croatian Gifts, stop by Handmade In Zagreb, stop by Notes of Zagreb, then pick up some local products at Dolac Market, then look for gifts at Pršut i Sir / The Cheese Shop & More, and finally stop by Morlacch fashion shop.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zagreb, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Ban Josip Jelačić Square ©
Ban Josip Jelačić Square
Vinoteka & Wine bar Bornstein
Vinoteka & Wine bar Bornstein
VINOTEKA VINTESA
VINOTEKA VINTESA

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