10 days in Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Croatia Itinerary

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10 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Pula
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3​h 45​min
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  12​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
day
Pula

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for gifts at Dolija 08, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and then stroll around National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni).

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pula itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Pula is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from New York City to Pula, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Pula, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni)
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Pula to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Pula in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Adventure
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
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 1st (Tue), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar online travel planner .

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll around Marjan Park, and then examine the collection at Froggyland.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Split trip planner .

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

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.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a 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

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 5th (Sat), get your game on at Karting Arena Zagreb, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum.

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Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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