15 days in Croatia Itinerary

15 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Fly
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Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly
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Split
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pula
— 1 night
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Zagreb

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Visit Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) and St. Mark's Church for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lower Town and Zagreb 80's Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Arts and Crafts.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Zagreb road trip planning tool.

Seattle, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Split

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Diocletian's Palace and Starigrad Fortress are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Old Split. Step out of Split to go to Brela and see Brela Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic and see the interesting displays at Froggyland.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Split journey app.

You can fly from Zagreb to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Split, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Benedictine Monastery and then steep yourself in history at Spanish Fortress.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hvar trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Korcula Town, Korcula Island

— 1 night
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): sample some tasty brews at Korcula Explorer, then take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Atelier Abel.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Korcula Town trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Hvar to Korcula Town by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In May in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

Dubrovnik

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cavtat Cemetery and Church of Saint Blaise. You'll explore and learn at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and Art by Stjepko. Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Church of Our Lady of the Snow, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Lokrum Island, contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, see the interesting displays at Love Stories Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik day trip tool.

Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In May in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Pula

— 1 night
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 26th (Thu), examine the collection at Museum Olei Histriae, delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, and then admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pula tour builder app.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Pula in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, Pula is a bit cooler at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Museums · Historic Sites

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.