12 days in Croatia, Venice & Sarajevo Itinerary

12 days in Croatia, Venice & Sarajevo Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): take a stroll through Cannaregio, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice online route planner.

Muscat, Oman to Venice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Venice is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Muscat in September: highs in Venice hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Barac Caves, admire the sheer force of Sastavci, and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks

Split, Croatia

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You've now added Split Adventure to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Marjan Park and Dubovica Beach. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace, don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), admire the landmark architecture of Vestibulum of Diocletian's Palace, and see the interesting displays at Froggyland.

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Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Split sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stop by Old Town and then head off the coast to Lokrum Island. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, then don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planning app.

You can drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. September in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
On the 24th (Tue), wander the streets of Ferhadija Pedestrian Street, then make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, and then walk around Vrelo Bosne.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sarajevo travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, expect Sarajevo to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Croatia travel guide

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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.