18 days in Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Split
— 2 nights
2
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
4
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
5
Zagreb
— 2 nights
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
7
Rovinj
— 3 nights

2
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Ilirio's Hvar Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palazzo di Diocleziano and The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower. Explore Split's surroundings by going to Church Of St. Roch (in Kastel Novi) and Trogir (Trogir Square & Speed Boats Tours). There's more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius and take a stroll through Riva Harbor.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Split sightseeing planner.

Montreal, Canada to Split is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Split is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Split when traveling from Montreal in May, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors · Tours · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and then take an in-depth tour of Dominican Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, examine the collection at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, and then see the interesting displays at Museum uja.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bol trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Bol takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Bol

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach, stop by Coral Shop Irena, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, then make a trip to Korcula Old City, then view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Kula Morska Vrata. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kula Svih Svetih, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bol to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 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 · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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

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 historical perspective at Dubrovnik City Walls and Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Old Town and Fort Lovrijenac are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and wander the streets of Lapad.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik journey planner.

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In May, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Fly from Dubrovnik to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, Zagreb is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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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. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap, take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, then identify plant and animal life at Rastoke, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park route planner.

Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive 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
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
Rastoke ©
Rastoke

3
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Jama - Grotta Baredine. Amphitheatre de Pula and Porec Old Town will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Euphrasius Basilica (in Porec) and Istra Nautika (Marina Funtana) (in Funtana). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Brek, browse the exhibits of Atelier Sottomuro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovinj road trip site.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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

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