20 days in Croatia Itinerary

20 days in Croatia Itinerary

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1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
3
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
5
Split
— 3 nights
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
7
Rovinj
— 2 nights
8
Zagreb
— 2 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Dominican Monastery. Church of Saint Blaise and St. John's Fortress will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Vlaho Bukovac House, admire the landmark architecture of Minceta Fortress, cast your line with a fishing tour, and explore the galleries of Love Stories Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker website.

Ottawa, Canada to Dubrovnik is an approximately 16-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Ottawa to Dubrovnik, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Dubrovnik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Vlaho Bukovac House
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Vlaho Bukovac House ©
Vlaho Bukovac House
St. John's Fortress ©
St. John's Fortress

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 11th (Mon), cast your line with a fishing tour, thenget outside with Freestyle, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kula Svih Svetih. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Ethno Museum Barilo, kick back and relax at Zitna Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town trip itinerary maker tool.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Ethno Museum Barilo, Zitna Beach, Freestyle
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Ethno Museum Barilo ©
Ethno Museum Barilo
Freestyle ©
Freestyle

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 13th (Wed): kick back and relax at Sumartin Beach, thentake in the exciting artwork at Jaksic Gallery, thenstep into the grandiose world of Museum of Brac, and finally kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn). On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, thensee the interesting displays at Museum uja, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bol trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Bol takes 3 hours. May in Bol sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Skrip, Murvica Beach, Sumartin Beach, Jaksic Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Museum uja ©
Museum uja
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)

3
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and The Church of St Stephen. Spanjola and Franciscan Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hvar Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hvar road trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Bol to Hvar takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stari Grad, Dubovica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic City of Trogir and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Galerija Mestrovic and Froggyland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Church Of St. Roch (in Kastel Novi), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Trogir) and Origin Croatian Cosmetics (in Omis). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, examine the collection at Live Museum Split, steep yourself in history at Old Split, and enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Rata Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Split day trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In May in Split, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Trogir, Church Of St. Roch, Punta Rata Beach, Origin Croatian Cosmetics
Highlights from your plan
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

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nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, and finally admire the sheer force of Batinovac Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes, contemplate the waterfront views at Galovac Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Veliko Lake, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Great Cascades, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Ciginovac Lake, and finally admire the sheer force of Slapovi Milke Trnine.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac

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Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 23rd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, take a stroll through Old Town, thensteep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, and finally explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum Olei Histriae, thensee the interesting displays at Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, thenmake a trip to Main Street, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rovinj driving holiday planner.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May in Rovinj, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pula, Porec Old Town, Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Main Street ©
Main Street
Museum Olei Histriae ©
Museum Olei Histriae

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Zagreb

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 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), thenpause for some serene contemplation at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, and finally get a bird's-eye view with Air Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Marija Bistrica Church, examine the collection at Krapina Neanderthal Museum, and then don't miss a visit to King Tomislav Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zagreb visit planner.

Drive from Rovinj to Zagreb in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Zagreb are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Marija Bistrica Church, Krapina Neanderthal Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Krapina Neanderthal Museum ©
Krapina Neanderthal Museum
Zagreb 80's Museum ©
Zagreb 80's Museum

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