19 days in Croatia Itinerary

19 days in Croatia Itinerary

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19 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Rovinj
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  17​h
End: Vancouver

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.
Get some cultural insight at Walls of Dubrovnik and War Photo Limited. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of Saint Blaise and Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Old Town, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Srebreno Beach, step off the mainland to explore Lopud Island, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and contemplate the long history of St. John's Fortress.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Dubrovnik is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Vancouver to Dubrovnik, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in September; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cavtat Old Town, Srebreno Beach
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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Srebreno Beach ©
Srebreno Beach

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach, don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kula Svih Svetih, and finally do a tasting at Lovric Winery. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then stroll through Vela Przina Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Korcula Town trip app .

Drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Old City
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Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City

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.
Get outdoors at Pakleni Otoci and Dubovica. Explore hidden gems such as Milna and Church of St John. Step out of Hvar with an excursion to Tomic Winery in Jelsa--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mlini Beach, admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, look for gifts at Delicia Shop Hvar, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Hvar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 5 hours. In September in Hvar, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tomic Winery, Church of St John
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Mlini Beach ©
Mlini Beach

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Omis and Cetina River. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Punta Rata Beach and Split Archaeological Museum. Go for a jaunt from Split to Omis to see Origin Croatian Cosmetics about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, and steep yourself in history at Old Split.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Split online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Hvar to Split by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Omis, Church Of St. Roch, Punta Rata Beach
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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 (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, then admire the sheer force of Veliki Prstavac, then explore the activities along The Upper Lakes, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Konjicki Klub Rakovica. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Le Parc National de Plitvice and then explore the activities along Galovac Lake.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi
Galovac Lake ©
Galovac Lake

2
nights
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 6th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery and Church of St. Francis, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Dvigrad, and finally indulge your taste buds at Stancija Collis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, then get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovinj day trip app .

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October in Rovinj, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

Pula, Euphrasius Basilica, Dvigrad
Highlights from your plan
Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia

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