16 days in Croatia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Zagreb
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Tkalciceva, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, then examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zagreb online trip builder .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Zagreb is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Zagreb is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for little chillier days in Zagreb, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park

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 8th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

1
night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to The Greeting to the Sun, make a trip to Zadar Land City Gates, don't miss a visit to The Forum, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, then make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), and finally examine the collection at Museum of Illusions.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zadar itinerary tool .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Paseo Maritimo ©
Paseo Maritimo

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, then admire the striking features of Grisogono - Cipci Palace, and finally explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Getting from Zadar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Split. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kayak & SUP Hvar. There's still lots to do: get great views at Spanjola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and stroll through Dubovica.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hvar trip tool .

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. September in Hvar sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 15th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pupnatska Luca Beach, examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, and finally don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kula Svih Svetih, kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town trip maker app .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. September in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Vela Przina Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach

3
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 19th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, and see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

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