16 days in Croatia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
2
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Zadar
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 30 min
8
Rovinj
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Dusseldorf

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 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, and finally take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb online driving holiday planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Zagreb is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in July: highs in Zagreb hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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 29th (Mon): wander the streets of Old Town, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Franciscan Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, then take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, and finally step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner .

You can fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Zagreb in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Treasury Museum, make a trip to Korcula Old City, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, make a trip to Korcula Town Walls, do a tasting at Lovric Winery, then examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Korcula Town day trip planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Old City
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), wander the streets of Milna, do a tasting at Tomic Winery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, then get great views at Spanjola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Dubovica and then step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hvar trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tomic Winery, Dubovica Beach
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Paklina Beach. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, then stroll the grounds of Supetar cemetery, and then kick back and relax at Sumartin Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bol trip planner .

Bol is very close to Hvar. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Supetar cemetery, Murvica Beach, Sumartin Beach
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Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Supetar cemetery ©
Supetar cemetery

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 6th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The St. Lawrence Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Trogir Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Old Split.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Split tour itinerary maker site .

Ride a ferry from Bol to Split in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Split sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Trogir
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split

2
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 8th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, then make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then kick back and relax at Jadro Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): learn about winemaking at MasVin, enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Rozica beach, delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Donatus, and finally make a trip to Bell Tower.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zadar attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Split in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Zadar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zadar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

MasVin, The Church of the Holy Cross, Jadro Beach
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

2
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a stroll through STARI GRAD, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, admire the striking features of Decumanus Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Round Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, view the masterpieces at Atelier Sottomuro, then delve into the distant past at National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), and finally explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovinj road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Zadar to Rovinj takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porec, Amphitheatre de Pula, National Park Brijuni
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

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