17 days in Croatia & Venice Itinerary

17 days in Croatia & Venice Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia & Venice Itinerary

Start: East London, South Africa
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
1
Trogir, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Opatija, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: East London, South Africa

1
night
Trogir, Croatia

Trogir ©
A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir and then stroll around Park Fortin. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Trogir Square, then get engrossed in the history at Kairos Collection, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Trogir online route planner .

East London, South Africa to Trogir is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from East London to Trogir is minus 1 hour. Traveling from East London in June, expect Trogir to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Trogir

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Trogir Square ©
Trogir Square

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Gaspina mlinica, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, then learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Getting from Trogir to Split by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. June in Split sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Gaspina mlinica, Church Of St. Roch, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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 20th (Sat): get great views at Spanjola, admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hvar Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hvar trip maker website .

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): wander the streets of Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 24th (Wed), kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, and finally stop by Kredenca Zagreb. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and then get a bird's-eye view with Air Tours.

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Getting from Dubrovnik to Zagreb by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zagreb, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Walking tours

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Opatija.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

1
night
Opatija, Croatia

Opatija ©
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jacob, then stop by Peperoncino Lovran, and finally trek along Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Opatija trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Opatija in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Opatija

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka, Peperoncino Lovran
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Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka ©
Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka
Peperoncino Lovran ©
Peperoncino Lovran
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Palazzo delle Debite). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip planning app .

You can drive from Opatija to Venice in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Arena di Verona
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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