9 days in Croatia Itinerary

9 days in Croatia Itinerary

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9 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Fly:  14​h
1
Zagreb
— 1 night
2
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
3
Split
— 2 nights
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  19​h
End: Quebec City

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Zagreb trip itinerary maker app .

Quebec City, Canada to Zagreb 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 changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. September in Zagreb sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Zagreb 80's Museum ©
Zagreb 80's Museum
Atelier Mestrovic ©
Atelier Mestrovic

3
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 3rd (Tue): wander the streets of Old Town and then explore the ancient world of Walls of Dubrovnik. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Brsalje Street, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip site .

Fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in September, expect Dubrovnik to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

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 5th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Split, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then look for gifts at Nadalina cokolada.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Split route planning site .

You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Split, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Shark Diving
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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.
For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park sightseeing website .

Drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

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