7 days in Croatia Itinerary

7 days in Croatia Itinerary

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7 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Sibiu
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Split
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Pula
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sibiu

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary website .

Sibiu, Romania to Dubrovnik is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sibiu to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sibiu in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica, then steep yourself in history at Spanjola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar online travel route planner .

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Dubovica ©
Dubovica

1
night
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 4th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), and then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Split itinerary site .

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Split can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic) ©
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic)

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 5th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pula.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the ancient world of National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), then experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pula online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Pula takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Pula, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni)
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

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