19 days in Croatia Itinerary

19 days in Croatia Itinerary

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19 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  15​h
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Rovinj
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
5
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

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 11th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, then pause for some photo ops at Plaque of Nikola Tesla, then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zagreb online tour itinerary builder .

Cape Town, South Africa to Zagreb is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in November, expect nights in Zagreb to be slightly colder, around 3°C, while days are much colder, around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

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

1
night
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Oil mill Grubic, relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovinj trip planning tool .

Getting from Zagreb to Rovinj by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Zagreb in November, things will get a bit warmer in Rovinj: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Oil mill Grubic
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj

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 14th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, explore the activities along Malo Lake, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip maker site .

You can drive from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): partake in some friendly competition at City Game Zadar, delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, then make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Modric Cave (Modric Spilja).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zadar travel route builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Bol.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Modric Cave (Modric Spilja)
Highlights from your plan
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

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 (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn). On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Senjkovic Winery, then view the masterpieces at Jaksic Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Museum uja, and finally admire the striking features of Kastil Gospodnetic Dol.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bol trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Zadar to Bol in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in November since evenings lows in Bol dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Senjkovic Winery, Jaksic Gallery, Museum uja, Kastil Gospodnetic Dol
Highlights from your plan
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Kastil Gospodnetic Dol ©
Kastil Gospodnetic Dol

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then make a trip to Gaspina mlinica, and finally explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano. On the next day, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Old Split, and then stop by Filigran Split.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Split online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bol to Split takes 2 hours. November in Split sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Gaspina mlinica
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Off-Road Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get great views at Spanjola, and then admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci and then learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hvar online vacation builder .

Getting from Split to Hvar by car takes about 1.5 hours. November in Hvar sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Step out of Korcula Town to go to Blato and see Ethno Museum Barilo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Korcula Old City, pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, look for gifts at Boya Crayons Shop, and steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Korcula Town online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Ethno Museum Barilo, Lovric Winery
Highlights from your plan
Revelin Tower ©
Revelin Tower
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Ethno Museum Barilo ©
Ethno Museum Barilo

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, adventure, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. November in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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