10 days in Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia trip planner

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Fly to Tivat, Taxi to Herceg Novi, Bus to Dubrovnik
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Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Split
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly

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Dubrovnik

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Minceta Fortress, Pasjaca Beach and Adriatic Kayak Tours. On the 19th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress, then kick back and relax at Pasjaca Beach, then trek along with Adriatic Kayak Tours, and finally head off the coast to Lokrum Island. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Dubrovnik is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in August since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Hvar, Hvar Island

— 2 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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 21st (Fri), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica Beach. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Hvar trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Split

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 23rd (Sun), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then walk around Marjan Park, and then examine the collection at Froggyland. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Omis and Cetina River and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Split route planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 25th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rastoke, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Zagreb

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 27th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb road trip site.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.