11 days in Croatia Itinerary

11 days in Croatia Itinerary

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11 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Zagreb
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Pula
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Split
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planner .

Pittsburgh, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Pittsburgh in June, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip website .

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

1
night
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 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Felsen Strand, experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally look for gifts at Dolija 08.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Pula online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Pula in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Pula

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Dolija 08 ©
Dolija 08

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): wander the streets of Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Pula to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Pula in June, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

2
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.
On the 19th (Fri), kick back and relax at Dubovica, then steep yourself in history at Spanjola, and then admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar travel route planner.

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. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 21st (Sun), delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Split day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
River Rafting & Tubing
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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