7 days in Croatia Itinerary

7 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Dubrovnik
— 1 night
Ferry
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Split
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Novigrad
— 1 night
Drive
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive

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Dubrovnik

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Rector's Palace and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island. On your second day here, stop by Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik travel itinerary planner.

Osijek to Dubrovnik is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Osijek in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Hvar, Hvar Island

— 1 night

Croatian St. Tropez

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 4th (Sun): stroll through Dubovica Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hvar trip 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. In August, daytime highs in Hvar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Split

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, do a tasting at Putalj Winery, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Split are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Novigrad.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Novigrad

— 1 night
On the 7th (Wed), make a trip to Fortica Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Novigrad trip app.

Traveling by car from Split to Novigrad takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Novigrad when traveling from Split in August, with lows around 19°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Novigrad

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Novigrad to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.