8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb road trip website .

Billund, Denmark to Zagreb is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Billund in August; daily highs in Zagreb reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

1
night
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 16th (Fri), admire the striking features 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.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Split tour itinerary builder site .

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 in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

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
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 17th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, get great views at Spanjola, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Hvar 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Dubovica ©
Dubovica

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, take an in-depth tour of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik travel route 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. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik

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