17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Zagreb
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Rovinj
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  6​h 45​min
3
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3​h 45​min
6
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
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 12th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Veliko Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad). On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb trip maker tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Zagreb. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zagreb: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Veliko Lake
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

2
nights
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 14th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj. On the next day, make a trip to Eufrazijeva Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, and finally learn about winemaking at Vina Radovan.

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

Drive from Zagreb to Rovinj in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Bol.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

Porec, Vina Radovan, Amphitheatre de Pula
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

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 16th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn). On your second day here, kick back and relax at Paklina Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sumartin Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bol trip planning app .

Getting from Rovinj to Bol by combination of car and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Rovinj in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bol, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach
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Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora

3
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palazzo di Diocleziano and Church Of St. Roch. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Marjan Park. Go for a jaunt from Split to Omis to see River Rafting & Tubing about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, contemplate the long history of Old Split, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Split trip website .

You can drive from Bol to Split in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Church Of St. Roch, Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
On the 21st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Spanjola, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mekicevica Beach. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Tomic Winery and then step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci.

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You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. May in Hvar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Speed Boats Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dubrovnik City Walls and Fort Lovrijenac. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, and step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

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You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Kayaking & Canoeing

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