21 days in Croatia Itinerary

21 days in Croatia Itinerary

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21 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Pula
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Zagreb
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Winnipeg

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), observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium Pula and then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula. On the next day, explore the engaging exhibits at MEMO Museum Pula, stroll through Debeljak Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plovanije Beach.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Pula trip website .

Winnipeg, Canada to Pula is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Winnipeg to Pula. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Winnipeg in August: highs in Pula hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Premantura
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Aquarium Pula ©
Aquarium Pula
MEMO Museum Pula ©
MEMO Museum Pula
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

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.
Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Sunj Beach in Lopud, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planner .

You can fly from Pula to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pula in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Dubrovnik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Sunj Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Sunj Beach ©
Sunj Beach
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Bring the kids along to Pupnatska Luca Beach and Zitna Beach. When in Korcula Town, make a side trip to see Trstenica Beach in Orebic, approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach, don't miss a visit to Velika Knezeva Kula, cast your line with a fishing tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Korcula Town road trip planning website .

Drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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Trstenica Beach, Korcula Old City, Zitna Beach, Vela Przina Beach
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Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Trstenica Beach ©
Trstenica Beach

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.
Bring the kids along to Dubovica and Mlini Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hvar Beach, get great views at Spanjola, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sveta Nedilja, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hvar road trip planning app .

Getting from Korcula Town to Hvar by car takes about 5 hours. In August in Hvar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Mlini Beach ©
Mlini Beach
Hvar Beach ©
Hvar Beach

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Punta Rata Beach and Museum of Senses Split. Take a break from Split with a short trip to Brela Beach in Brela, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Split road trip planning website .

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In August in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Brela, Church Of St. Roch
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Brela Beach ©
Brela Beach

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.
On the 17th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Dominican Monastery, enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, and then stroll through Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn). On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Paklina Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sumartin Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bol trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Split to Bol in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Murvica Beach, Sumartin Beach
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Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery

4
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Recreational Sports Center Jarun and Maksimir. Take a break from Zagreb with a short trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park in Plitvice Lakes National Park, about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, and wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Zagreb using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bol to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Bol in August, expect Zagreb to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 17°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Maksimir ©
Maksimir
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

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