17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Shuttle:  18 h 30 min
1
Rovinj
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
2
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Bol, Brac Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Cape Town

1
day
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 31st (Sat), kick back and relax at Cuvi Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Atelier Sottomuro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, and finally wander the streets of STARI GRAD.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovinj trip builder website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Rovinj is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Rovinj is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Cape Town in August, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Rovinj: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rovinj

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Cuvi Beach ©
Cuvi Beach

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 1st (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Dolac Market, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally view the masterpieces at Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Vinoteka Vintesa, examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and finally wander the streets of Ilica.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovinj in August, things will get a bit cooler in Zagreb: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Zagreb

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

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 3rd (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Riva Harbor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, then identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Split online trip maker .

You can fly from Zagreb to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in September; daily highs in Split reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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.
Relax by the water at Murvica Beach and Lovrecina Bay. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ivan Rendic Gallery and Museum of Brac. Step out of Bol with an excursion to Sumartin Beach in Sumartin--about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach, learn about winemaking at Stina, and kick back and relax at Paklina Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bol online visit planner .

Getting from Split to Bol by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lovrecina Bay, Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach, Museum of Brac, Ivan Rendic Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Dubovica, get great views at Spanjola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Stari Grad Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Hvar Beach, then stop by Thesaurus Jewellery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip planner .

Hvar is just a short distance from Bol. In September, daytime highs in Hvar are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, Stari Grad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
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 10th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach, do a tasting at Lovric Winery, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, make a trip to Korcula Old City, then look for gifts at Coral Shop Irena, then take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Kula Morska Vrata.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Korcula Town attractions planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Old City
Highlights from your plan
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Lovric Winery ©
Lovric Winery
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tedi and Samostan Sv.klare. Visit Walls of Dubrovnik and Franciscan Monastery for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, contemplate the long history of Rector's Palace, race across the water with Dubrovnik Boat Rentals, and make a trip to Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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