11 days in Croatia Itinerary

11 days in Croatia Itinerary

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11 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Jelsa
— 4 nights
ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
End: Zagreb


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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.
On the 10th (Fri), take a stroll through Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Vina Milicic, take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, then delve into the distant past at Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik road trip planning site .

Budapest, Hungary to Dubrovnik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in May, Dubrovnik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Jelsa.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Adventure
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Jelsa

Jelsa ©
Jelsa is a town in Croatia, on the island of Hvar, the seat of the eponymous municipalityGeographyThe town of Jelsa is situated in a bay on the middle of the north coast of the island of Hvar. Popular historic sites such as Church of St John and Church of St Peter are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy and Our Lady of Health Church. When in Jelsa, make a side trip to see Perna Inlet in Sucuraj, approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of St Peter and the Dominican Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St Stephen, have some family-friendly fun at Adventure Park Hvar Jelsa, and go for a walk through St John Square.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jelsa trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dubrovnik to Jelsa. In May, daytime highs in Jelsa are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Jelsa

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Stari Grad, Perna Inlet
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Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy ©
Church of St Lawrence ©
Church of St Lawrence

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Diocletian's Palace and Kliška tvrđava. Get some cultural insight at Riva Harbor and Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Trogir Historic Site (in Trogir) and Brela (Brela Beach & Punta Rata Beach). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Old Split, identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Split trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Jelsa to Split takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Split can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Brela, Historic City of Trogir, Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split

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.
To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

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