6 days in Croatia Itinerary

6 days in Croatia Itinerary

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6 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Split
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h 45​min
4
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Ciginovac Lake, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park online trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

1
night
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, and then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Split are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Etnografski muzej Split ©
Etnografski muzej Split

1
night
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 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Dubovica, then get great views at Spanjola, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar online road trip planner .

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In August in Hvar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach

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.
On the 20th (Thu), take a stroll through Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

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

Ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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