19 days in Croatia Itinerary

19 days in Croatia Itinerary

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19 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Rovinj
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

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.
Let the collections at Franciscan Monastery and War Photo Limited capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Dubrovnik City Walls and Fort Lovrijenac. Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Cavtat (Cavtat Seaside Promenade & Cavtat Cemetery). And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a stroll through Lapad, make a trip to Fort Imperial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

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Barcelona, Spain to Dubrovnik is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat
Highlights from your plan
Church of Saint Blaise ©
Church of Saint Blaise
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then make a trip to Korcula Old City. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kula Svih Svetih, shop like a local with Bags by Kristina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Lovric Winery.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Korcula Town route app .

Drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Old City
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Lovric Winery ©
Lovric Winery

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 some cultural insight at Spanjola and Tomic Winery. Franciscan Monastery and St. Stephen's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, wander the streets of Milna, and stroll through Mlini Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Korcula Town to Hvar in 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomic Winery, Dubovica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower and Galerija Mestrovic. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Split to Omis to see Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, and take a stroll through Riva Harbor.

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You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In September in Split, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Starigrad Fortress, The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish church complex, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Murvica Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sumartin Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bol day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Split to Bol takes 2 hours. September in Bol sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Parish church complex, Murvica Beach, Sumartin Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

2
nights
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 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, then take a stroll through Lower Town, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zagreb trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Bol to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bol in September; daily highs in Zagreb reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Croatian Museum of Naive Art ©
Croatian Museum of Naive Art
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lower Town
Lower Town

3
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Old Town and Port of Rovinj are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Euphrasius Basilica and Trsat Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovinj: Porec (Jama - Grotta Baredine & Porec Old Town), Lungo Mare (in Opatija) and Amphitheatre de Pula (in Pula). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Main Street, learn about winemaking at Stancija Collis, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovinj day trip tool .

You can drive from Zagreb to Rovinj in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovinj when traveling from Zagreb in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Porec, Lungo Mare, Trsat Castle, Amphitheatre de Pula
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Main Street ©
Main Street

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