19 days in Croatia Itinerary

19 days in Croatia Itinerary

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19 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Pula
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h 45​min
4
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
6
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Bol, Brac Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Plovanije Beach, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, and then relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pula trip website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Pula is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Pula is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plovanije Beach, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Plovanije Beach ©
Plovanije Beach

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.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

1
night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 5th (Wed), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, and finally make a trip to The Forum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Zadar trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Zadar

Transportation Outdoors Tours
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Speed Boats Tours
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Explore Korcula Town's surroundings by going to Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic) and Vela Luka Marina (in Vela Luka). There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, make a trip to Korcula Old City, and kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town visit website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Zadar to Korcula Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Korcula Town, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Vela Luka Marina, Korcula Old City, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Vela Przina Beach
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach

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.
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, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and steep yourself in history at Rector's Palace.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

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: get great views at Spanjola, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, get interesting insight from Tours, and head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Hvar by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Hvar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
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: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, steep yourself in history at Grgur Ninski Statue, examine the collection at Froggyland, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Split online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Split are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 18th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), then don't miss a visit to Stone, and then take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Bol trip planner .

Drive from Split to Bol in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Stone
Highlights from your plan
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Stone
Stone

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb online journey maker .

Getting from Bol to Zagreb by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bol in August: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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