12 days in Croatia Itinerary

12 days in Croatia Itinerary

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12 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Bol, Brac Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Zagreb
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Rovinj
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

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 25th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, browse the exhibits of Franciscan Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and finally head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip planning website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Dubrovnik is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Lisbon in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

1
night
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pupnatska Luca Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Korcula Town online day trip planner .

Drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Vela Przina Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, then steep yourself in history at Spanjola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach, and then wander the streets of Milna.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hvar tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Hvar in 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hvar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
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 30th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Temple of Jupiter, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, and finally steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, steep yourself in history at Old Split, and then contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir.

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You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Historic City of Trogir
Highlights from your plan
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Dominican Monastery, stroll through Murvica Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn).

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bol trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Bol takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Murvica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 2nd (Mon), examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planner .

Fly from Bol to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bol in September: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

2
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 3rd (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, and finally don't miss a visit to Eufrazijeva Street. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, and then explore the ancient world of National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni).

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovinj journey site .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Rovinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovinj, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Porec, Amphitheatre de Pula, National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni)
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

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