17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Rennes
Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
1
Rovinj
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Split
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
End: Rennes

1
day
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Port of Rovinj, get to know the fascinating history of STARI GRAD, make a trip to Main Street, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Brek, then view the masterpieces at Atelier Sottomuro, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Della Batana.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovinj online attractions planner .

Rennes, France to Rovinj is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rennes in July; daily highs in Rovinj reach 35°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, then make a trip to Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, and finally explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb sightseeing website .

You can drive from Rovinj to Zagreb in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovinj in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Zagreb, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town and then explore the ancient world of Walls of Dubrovnik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, explore the galleries of Rector's Palace, then examine the collection at War Photo Limited, and finally browse the exhibits of Franciscan Monastery.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Dubrovnik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kula Svih Svetih and St. Mark's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bags by Kristina and Bishop's Treasury Museum. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pupnatska Luca Beach, make a trip to Korcula Town Walls, steep yourself in history at Kula Morska Vrata, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Korcula Town day trip planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Lumbarda
Highlights from your plan
Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Sveti Mihovil ©
Sveti Mihovil

3
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Spanjola and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Relax by the water at Dubovica and Mlini Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, enjoy the sand and surf at Hvar Beach, take a stroll through Milna, and stroll through Sveta Nedilja.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip website .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Bol, Brac Island

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Murvica Beach, then kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Dominican Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Museum of Brac, examine the collection at Museum of Oil, then see the interesting displays at Museum uja, and finally kick back and relax at Sumartin Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bol trip planner .

Bol is just a stone's throw from Hvar. In July, daytime highs in Bol are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Skrip, Museum uja, Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Museum of Oil ©
Museum of Oil
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get some historical perspective at Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius. Get some cultural insight at Trogir Historic Site and Old Split. Step out of Split to go to Trogir and see The St. Lawrence Cathedral, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, contemplate the long history of Kliška tvrđava, examine the collection at Froggyland, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Split tour itinerary planner .

Ride a ferry from Bol to Split in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Split sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Trogir, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

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