15 days in Croatia Itinerary

15 days in Croatia Itinerary

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15 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Mazatlan
Fly:  25​h
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Split
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
Pula
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Mazatlan

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad). On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb trip builder website .

Mazatlan, Mexico to Zagreb is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mazatlan to Zagreb is 8 hours. Traveling from Mazatlan in January, things will get cooler in Zagreb: highs are around 5°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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.
On the 10th (Fri), get some jogging in at Gradac Park, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then explore the ancient world of Walls of Dubrovnik.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in January, things will get a bit warmer in Dubrovnik: highs are around 12°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Firule Beach and then delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Crkva i samostan sv. Frane, look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trstenik Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Split trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Crkva i Samostan Sv. Frane, Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

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 13th (Mon), race across the water with a speed boat tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, kick back and relax at Island Galesnik, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hvar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In January in Hvar, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Island Galesnik ©
Island Galesnik
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach, then admire the striking features of Revelin Tower, then steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Freestyle, view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Korcula Town Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Kula Morska Vrata.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Korcula Town tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 5 hours. In January in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Pula.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Freestyle
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Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Sveti Mihovil ©
Sveti Mihovil
Freestyle ©
Freestyle

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Sat), kick back and relax at Plovanije Beach, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery and Church of St. Francis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): stop by Dolija 08 and then explore the striking landscape of Kamenjak National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pula road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Korcula Town to Pula takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Traveling from Korcula Town in January, expect Pula to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Premantura
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park
Plovanije Beach ©
Plovanije Beach

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