17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  14 h
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 45 min
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Split
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 30 min
5
Zagreb
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— Few hours
Bus:  2 h
7
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  14 h 30 min
End: New York City

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.
Caffe Bar Promenada has been added to your itinerary. Lapad and Walls of Dubrovnik will appeal to history buffs. Fort Lovrijenac and Stradun are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, shop like a local with Art by Stjepko, and get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planner .

New York City, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hvar.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Church of Saint Blaise ©
Church of Saint Blaise

3
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.
You've now added Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn) to your itinerary. Spanjola and Milna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Dubovica and Mlini Beach. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar online vacation planner .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Hvar by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Paklina Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Golden horn from above. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Murvica Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sumartin Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bol trip planner .

Bol is just a short distance from Hvar. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach
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Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Golden horn from above ©
Golden horn from above

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You've now added Old Split to your itinerary. On the 14th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Old Split and then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre, then admire the striking features of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, then make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), and finally explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic.

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Getting from Bol to Split by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Old Split ©
Old Split

4
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tkalciceva, Lower Town and Walking tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka). Visit Cathedral of the Assumption and Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park for their historical value. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Split to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in August, things will get a bit cooler in Zagreb: highs are around 81°F and lows about 58°F. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Lower Town
Lower Town
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

few
hours
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plitvice Lakes National Park. On the 20th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap.

Before you visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb
For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb visit planning site .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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