15 days in Croatia & Venice Itinerary

15 days in Croatia & Venice Itinerary

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15 days in Croatia & Venice Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Bol, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia, United States

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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 23rd (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town, then admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker app .

Philadelphia, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

2
nights
Hvar, Croatia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): kick back and relax at Dubovica, steep yourself in history at Spanjola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Tvrdalj Castle, learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mlini Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hvar day trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Hvar, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tvrdalj Castle, Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

1
night
Bol, Croatia

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 27th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), then get to know the fascinating history of Golden horn from above, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bol road trip planner .

You can drive from Hvar to Bol in 4.5 hours. May in Bol sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Beaches Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Golden horn from above ©
Golden horn from above

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Old Split, do a tasting at Putalj Winery, and then take a stroll through Kastel Gomilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally take a stroll through Riva Harbor.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Split driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bol to Split in 2 hours. May in Split sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Old Split ©
Old Split
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 30th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap, explore the activities along The Upper Lakes, and then make a trip to Baraceve Spilje.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip website .

You can drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Baraceve Spilje ©
Baraceve Spilje

2
nights
Pula, Croatia

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): do a tasting at Andelini Winery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Of St Mary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), and finally stroll through Fazana Beach. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Dolija 08, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, then steep yourself in history at Kastel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pula tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Pula in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Pula can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fazana Beach, Andelini Winery, Basilica Of St Mary, National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni)
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Get outdoors at Canal Grande and Bagni Alberoni. Get a sense of the local culture at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doge's Palace. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, wander the streets of Cannaregio, and don't miss a visit to Dorsoduro.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pula to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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