8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Train to Airport Terminal A, Fly to Dubrovnik
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Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
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Hvar, Hvar Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Bol, Brac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Split
— 1 night
Fly

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Dubrovnik

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cavtat Cemetery and Dominican Monastery. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, get your bearings at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

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Newark, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

Korcula Town, Korcula Island

— 1 night
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Korcula Town trip planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

Hvar, Hvar Island

— 1 night

Croatian St. Tropez

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 11th (Wed): admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, get great views at Spanish Fortress, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Hvar road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hvar are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

Bol, Brac Island

— 1 night
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.
On the 12th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bol journey planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Bol takes an hour. May in Bol sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

Split

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic and then pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

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Ride a ferry from Bol to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. In May in Split, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

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Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.