16 days in Croatia & Kotor Itinerary

16 days in Croatia & Kotor Itinerary

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Zadar, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Krka National Park, Croatia
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
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Zadar, Croatia

— 3 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, then don't miss a visit to The Forum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zadar itinerary maker site.

Los Angeles, USA to Zadar is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Zadar is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect Zadar to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Krka National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Krka National Park, Croatia

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Visovac Monastery.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Krka National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Krka National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Krka National Park, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Historic Sites
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Split, Croatia

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 6th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Froggyland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Mestroviceve Crikvine Kastilac, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Split trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Krka National Park to Split takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Split can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Hvar, Croatia

— 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 9th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress, look and learn at Fort Napoljun - Napolean, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Tomic Winery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hvar online travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vlaho Bukovac House and Lapad. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Croatian War of Independence and Art by Stjepko. Change things up with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Zarkovica Animal Shelter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, and head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik journey maker.

Ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotor, Montenegro

— 2 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Maritime Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Tryphon Cathedral, make a trip to Our Lady of Health, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kotor City Walls & Fortress. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nikola Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Luke, then examine the collection at Cats Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Sea Gate.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kotor online day trip planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in October, expect little chillier with lows of 50°F in Kotor. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

On the 16th (Fri), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then examine the collection at War Photo Limited.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Dubrovnik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kotor in October, Dubrovnik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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.

Hvar Island travel guide

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Lookouts · Nightlife · Islands
Island of the Sun
Hvar Island, "the queen of the Dalmatian islands," draws visitors to its beaches lapped by the crystal blue sea. Croatia's sunniest and longest island offers a mild climate, secluded pebble coves, ancient olive trees, vast lavender fields, and pine-forested hills. An important strategic and nautical point since prehistoric times, the island has been building its unique identity ever since. Experience the flavor of Hvar Island in small inns serving homemade wines, as locals sing old island songs. In contrast, the cosmopolitan Hvar offers luxurious five-star hotels, which can attract celebrities (and drive prices up). For a true Hvar experience, try private accommodations like hostels and apartments at private houses, which can service more diverse crowd. The town is crisscrossed by cobbled streets lined with Venetian palaces and offers exciting nightlife.