8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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8 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lumbarda
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Hvar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Split
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Zadar
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Barcelona


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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town, then admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and then get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at War Photo Limited and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik tour itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Dubrovnik is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lumbarda.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

1
night
Lumbarda

Lumbarda ©
For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Lumbarda tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Lumbarda takes 3 hours. September in Lumbarda sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Hvar.

Things to do in Lumbarda

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach

2
nights
Hvar

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), head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip tool .

Drive from Lumbarda to Hvar in 5.5 hours. September in Hvar sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tvrdalj Castle
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Tvrdalj Castle ©
Tvrdalj Castle

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 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Old Split, then appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Split journey planner.

Getting from Hvar to Split by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Old Split ©
Old Split
Church Of St. Roch ©
Church Of St. Roch

2
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sibenik (St. Michael's Fortress & The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik) and Starigrad-Paklenica (Paklenica National Park & Vecka Kula). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, take in the views from Stone Bridge and the Old Gate, and steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zadar trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Split to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Split in September, Zadar is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zadar

Tours Transportation Parks

Side Trips

Starigrad-Paklenica, Sibenik, Stone Bridge and the Old Gate
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©

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