14 days in Croatian Islands & Plitvice Lakes National Park Itinerary

14 days in Croatian Islands & Plitvice Lakes National Park Itinerary

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14 days in Croatian Islands & Plitvice Lakes National Park Itinerary

Start: Durban
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  20 h 45 min
1
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Bol, Brac Island
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  5 h
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Krk Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Durban

5
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.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanjola, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, kick back and relax at Mlini Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hvar travel planner.

Durban, South Africa to Hvar is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, train, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Durban to Hvar due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Durban in June, with highs in Hvar at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Speed Boats Tours

3
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.
Explore Bol's surroundings by going to Museum of Brac (in Skrip), Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac) and Supetar (Supetar cemetery & Supetar Bay). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), learn about winemaking at Stina, stroll through Sumartin Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bol trip maker .

Getting from Hvar to Bol by car takes about 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krk Island.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Supetar, Sumartin Beach, Jaksic Gallery, Museum of Brac
Highlights from your plan
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Supetar Bay ©
Supetar Bay

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Plitvice Lakes National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap. On the next day, make a trip to Baraceve Spilje, identify plant and animal life at Rastoke, then contemplate the waterfront views at Veliko Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Bol to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Krk Island.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Rastoke ©
Rastoke

2
nights
Krk Island

Krk Island ©
A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Vrbnik, get to know the fascinating history of Baska, then stroll through Stara Baska (Old Baska), and finally step into the grandiose world of Frankopan Castle.

Plan my trip to Krk Island with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Krk Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Krk Island can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krk Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Baska ©
Baska
Stara Baska (Old Baska) ©
Stara Baska (Old Baska)
Vrbnik ©
Vrbnik

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