12 days in Croatia Itinerary

12 days in Croatia Itinerary

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12 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Skradin
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Tampa

1
night
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 (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker .

Tampa, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tampa to Dubrovnik. Traveling from Tampa in June, things will get slightly colder in Dubrovnik: highs are around 79°F and lows about 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Room Escape Games
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Golden horn from above, enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, and then kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn). On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Sumartin Beach and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Bol vacation maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Dubrovnik to Bol in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Bol are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Murvica Beach, Sumartin Beach
Highlights from your plan
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then stroll around Marjan Park, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Split trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Bol to Split takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Room Escape Games

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral and then step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then kick back and relax at Dubovica.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar road trip planning site .

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In June in Hvar, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Skradin.

Things to do in Hvar

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

1
night
Skradin

Skradin ©
Skradin is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia, with a population about 3,986 . Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Sradinski Buk and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Krka National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Skradin vacation builder .

Drive from Hvar to Skradin in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Skradin

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sradinski Buk, Krka National Park
Highlights from your plan
Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park

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 19th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Veliki Prstavac, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake, and finally explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Skradin to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get your game on at Legame Studio - VR Gaming Studio, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb day trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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