18 days in Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Croatia Itinerary

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18 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  13 h
1
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Rovinj
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

2
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Diocletian's Palace and The St. Lawrence Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Ilirio's Hvar Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Trogir (Trogir Square & Speed Boats Tours). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Riva Harbor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

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

Montreal, Canada to Split is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Montreal to Split, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Split. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trogir, Ilirio's Hvar Tours, Church Of St. Roch
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River Rafting & Tubing
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Dominican Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, examine the collection at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, then examine the collection at Museum uja, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Oil.

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Traveling by ferry from Split to Bol takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Bol are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Skrip, Murvica Beach
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Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Museum uja ©
Museum uja
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 22nd (Wed), stroll through Pupnatska Luca Beach, look for gifts at Coral Shop Irena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, then take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Kula Morska Vrata. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, admire the striking features of Tower Kanalevic, then make a trip to Kula Svih Svetih, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Korcula Town vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Bol to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Tours

Side Trip

Korcula Old City
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Bags by Kristina ©
Bags by Kristina
Sveti Mihovil ©
Sveti Mihovil

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.
Get some cultural insight at War Photo Limited and Fort Lovrijenac. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Island of Lokrum. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Walls of Dubrovnik, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, wander the streets of Lapad, and get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik online route builder .

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 27th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zagreb, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Croatian Museum of Naive Art ©
Croatian Museum of Naive Art
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) ©
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata)

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip site .

Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Rastoke ©
Rastoke
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

3
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Atelier Sottomuro and Galerija Brek. Port of Rovinj and Euphrasius Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Explore Rovinj's surroundings by going to Pula (Scuba & Snorkeling & Amphitheatre de Pula) and Porec (Porec Old Town & Jama - Grotta Baredine). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, take a stroll through STARI GRAD, and choose your vessel at Istra Nautika (Marina Funtana).

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovinj trip planning website .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Rovinj, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Porec, Pula, Istra Nautika (Marina Funtana)
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Scuba & Snorkeling

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