18 days in Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Croatia Itinerary

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18 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
5
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Zadar
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
8
Porec
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip itinerary maker tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Zagreb is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Zagreb, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Bol.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Golden horn from above, kick back and relax at Murvica Beach, and then stroll through Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn). Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Sumartin Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bol road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Bol takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Zagreb in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bol, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral of Saint Domnius are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Historic City of Trogir and Temple of Jupiter for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Split to Trogir to see The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, look for gifts at Filigran Split, steep yourself in history at Old Split, and learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Split trip website .

Traveling by car from Bol to Split takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dubovica and Mlini Beach. Get some historical perspective at Spanjola and Franciscan Monastery. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hvar Beach, wander the streets of Milna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sveta Nedilja, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hvar planning website .

Drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hvar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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.
On the 10th (Wed), wander the streets of Old Town, admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and then steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, then get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and finally examine the collection at War Photo Limited.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik itinerary planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kula Svih Svetih and St. Mark's Cathedral. We've included these beaches for you: Vela Przina Beach and Pupnatska Luca Beach. Take a break from Korcula Town with a short trip to Waterskiing & Jetskiing in Orebic, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, head outdoors with Freestyle, steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls, and take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Korcula Town travel planner.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Highlights from your plan
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls

1
night
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zadar journey planning site .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Korcula Town to Zadar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Korcula Town in July since evenings lows in Zadar dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Porec.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)

2
nights
Porec

Porec ©
With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of STARI GRAD, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, then contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Porec holiday maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Zadar to Porec in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porec

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Rovinj, Amphitheatre de Pula, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

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