16 days in Croatia & London Itinerary

16 days in Croatia & London Itinerary

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Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  16 h
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Mljet National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  14 h
End: Houston, 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.
On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, wander the streets of Old Town, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dubrovnik Beer Company.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker app.

Houston, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in June, expect Dubrovnik to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mljet National Park.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Church of Saint Blaise ©
Church of Saint Blaise
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

2
nights
Mljet National Park, Croatia

Mljet National Park
Mljet is the most southerly and easterly of the larger Adriatic islands of the Dalmatia region of Croatia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore St. Mary Island.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mljet National Park route maker app.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Mljet National Park in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mljet National Park are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You'll set off for Hvar on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Mljet National Park

Nature Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Spanjola and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hvar online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mljet National Park to Hvar takes 5.5 hours. In June in Hvar, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, examine the collection at Froggyland, then steep yourself in history at Old Split, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Split holiday planner.

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. June in Split sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Origin Croatian Cosmetics, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Old Split ©
Old Split
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Veliki Prstavac, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Batinovac Waterfall.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

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nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Broken Relationships and Krapina Neanderthal Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Recreational Sports Center Jarun and Skydiving. Go for a jaunt from Zagreb to Varazdin to see Old Castle (Stari Grad) about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), examine the collection at Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, and admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zagreb online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Zagreb are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Castle (Stari Grad), Krapina Neanderthal Museum
Highlights from your plan
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, visit Westminster, then get lost in a book at British Library, and finally explore the world behind art at The Courtauld Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the London trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Zagreb to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Zagreb to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zagreb in July: highs in London hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Westminster ©
Westminster

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