16 days in Croatia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Cancun
Fly:  16​h
1
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Rovinj
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Cancun

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Climbing Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower and Dubovica. Venture out of the city with trips to Milna (in Hvar), Zadar (Zadar Land City Gates, Church of St. Donat, & more) and Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) (in Omis). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Split visit planning site .

Cancun, Mexico to Split is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cancun to Split due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cancun in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Split, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Zadar, Hvar, Church Of St. Roch, Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower
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Milna ©
Milna
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 21st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach, don't miss a visit to Korcula Town Walls, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Korcula Town trip maker .

Traveling by car from Split to Korcula Town takes 4.5 hours. August in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Vela Przina Beach
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Walls of Dubrovnik and Fort Lovrijenac. Explore hidden gems such as War Photo Limited and Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Cavtat Cemetery in Cavtat, approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, get interesting insight from Tours, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and get to know the fascinating history of Lapad.

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

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trip

Cavtat Cemetery
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Step out of the city life by going to Rastoke and Skydiving. Popular historic sites such as Mirogoj Cemetery and Upper Town (Gornji Grad) are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take a stroll through Lower Town, get interesting insight from Tours, and see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in August since evenings lows in Zagreb dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Lower Town
Lower Town
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

3
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Jama - Grotta Baredine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Tito's Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Main Street, wander the streets of Old Town, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerija Brek, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, and finally step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovinj tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Rovinj in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovinj, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pula, Porec, Lungo Mare, Trsat Castle
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Main Street ©
Main Street

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