13 days in Croatia Itinerary

13 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Start: Bucharest
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Pula
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Taxi:  5 h
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
5
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
7
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Bucharest

1
day
Pula

Pula ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Aquarium Pula, thenrelax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, thendelve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pula trip planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Pula is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Pula due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bucharest in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Pula, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil ©
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Aquarium Pula ©
Aquarium Pula

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): visit Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik travel route planner.

Fly from Pula to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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 19th (Sat): make a trip to Atelier Abel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kula Svih Svetih, cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Korcula Old City, thenadmire the striking features of Gabrielis Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Korcula Town trip itinerary planning app.

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. September in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Korcula Old City
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Atelier Abel ©
Atelier Abel

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.
On the 20th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Jerolim, take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery and then step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar journey builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Change things up with a short trip to Church Of St. Roch in Kastel Novi (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo di Diocleziano, contemplate the long history of Old Split, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Split route tool.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Split can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Archbishop's Palace, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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.
On the 25th (Fri), explore the activities along Veliko Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Batinovac Waterfall, thenexplore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, and finally explore the activities along Milanovac Lake.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park travel 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 on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
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.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb day trip planning app.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Zagreb are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

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