8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): head off the coast to Island of Lokrum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Old Town and then contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik vacation planner.

Tirana, Albania to Dubrovnik is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tirana in September: highs in Dubrovnik hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik

2
nights
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 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Dubovica, then take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Hvar vacation builder site .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Hvar by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Hvar are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): stop by Filigran Split, then steep yourself in history at Old Split, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Split trip maker website .

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Split are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park day trip website .

Drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb online journey planner .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Zagreb are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

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