12 days in Croatia Itinerary

12 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia trip planner

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Fly
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Pula
— 1 night
Fly
2
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Ferry
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Stari Grad, Taxi to Hvar
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Split, Bus to Omis
5
Omis
— 1 night
Fly
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Zagreb
— 2 nights
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Pula

— 1 night
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 28th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Benazic Winery, then delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Francis, and finally examine the collection at Museum Olei Histriae.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pula vacation planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Pula is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Pula is 1 hour. In July in Pula, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Dubrovnik

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Sveti Jakov Beach and Lokrum Island. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dubrovnik City Walls and Minceta Fortress. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Cemetery in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, learn about all things military at Museum of Croatian War of Independence, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik travel app.

You can fly from Pula to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Korcula Town, Korcula Island

— 2 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 2nd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Kula Morska Vrata, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and then learn the secrets of beer at Korcula Explorer. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, and then stroll through Pupnatska Luka Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Korcula Town online route maker.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): do a tasting at Tomic Winery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Spanish Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, and then head off the coast to Jerolim.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hvar route tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Omis.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Omis

— 1 night
Omiš is a town and port in the Dalmatia region of Croatia, and is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County. On the 6th (Fri), stroll through Punta Rata Beach, then look for gifts at Origin Croatian Cosmetics, then step into the grandiose world of Starigrad Fortress, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Omis and Cetina River.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Omis online route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Hvar to Omis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Omis can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Omis

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Zagreb

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 7th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally wander the streets of Lower Town.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Omis to Zagreb in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Omis in August, with highs in Zagreb at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Croatia travel guide

4.4
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.