13 days in Croatia Itinerary

13 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Split
— 4 nights
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Bol
— 2 nights
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Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Stari Grad, Ferry to Split, Drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
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Zagreb
— 2 nights
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Split

— 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
We've included these beaches for you: Brela Beach and Punta Rata Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Omis and Cetina River and Omis Cetina Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Omis (Origin Croatian Cosmetics & Fortress Mirabella (Peovica)) and Church Of St. Roch (in Kastel Novi). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, stroll through Bacvice Beach, and walk around Marjan Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Split online road trip planner.

London, UK to Split is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Split due to the time zone difference. In July, Split is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bol

— 2 nights
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 6th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Murvica Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn). On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Zoo Station Bol.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bol trip itinerary site.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Bol takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. In July in Bol, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the ferry ride to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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 8th (Wed): do a tasting at Tomic Winery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, and finally kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St Peter and the Dominican Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Stephen.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hvar day trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Bol to Hvar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Hvar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Milino, contemplate the waterfront views at Galovac Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, and finally admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Burgeti Lakes, contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, then admire the sheer force of Great Cascades, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake, and finally explore the activities along The Lower Lakes.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park attractions tool.

Getting from Hvar to Plitvice Lakes National Park by combination of car and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks

Zagreb

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take the plunge with a skydiving experience, admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Jarun Lake, kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and finally examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum.

To see maps and tourist information, read Zagreb route planning website.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · 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.

Brac Island travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Mountains · Nightlife
Often overshadowed by the region's most popular tourist attraction Zlatni Rat, Brac Island offers a window into authentic island life along the Adriatic Sea. The island's historical heritage mixes with its vital folk culture. One of the symbols of the island, the quality white stone from Brac's quarries has been used for building many important edifices since Roman times. Amidst the island's hills you'll discover villages where you can taste sheep's milk and meat products as well as homemade wines. Folk festivals featuring extreme sports competitions, concerts, and nightlife make the island's small harbors especially appealing to younger crowds. The favorable winds of Bol's beach put it on many windsurfing itineraries.