18 days in Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Croatia Itinerary

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18 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Pula
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Skradin
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h
4
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
6
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Split
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
Pula

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Alpha Strike Laser Tag. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Kamenjak National Park and then delve into the distant past at National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni).

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pula trip planner .

London, UK to Pula is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, expect Pula to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), Aura Distillery, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Kamenjak National Park, Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park day trip planning website .

You can drive from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Skradin.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

1
night
Skradin

Skradin ©
Skradin is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia, with a population about 3,986 . Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Roski Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Skradin itinerary maker app .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Skradin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Skradin can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Skradin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Krka National Park
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Roski Slap ©
Roski Slap

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Change things up with these side-trips from Korcula Town: Vela Luka (Vela Luka Marina & Proizd Island). The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Zakerja Tower, examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, and contemplate the long history of Revelin Tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Korcula Town online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Skradin to Korcula Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. July in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Vela Luka, Vela Przina Beach, Korcula Old City
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Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, race across the water with a speed boat tour, contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik planner .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

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.
Hvar is known for nightlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hvar itinerary maker .

Ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, adventure, parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, and pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Split vacation planner.

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Split are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Wine Tours & Tastings

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