8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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8 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Split
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hvar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Split day trip website .

Toronto, Canada to Split is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. When traveling from Toronto in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Split: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
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 19th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, then steep yourself in history at Spanjola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvar online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ston.

Things to do in Hvar

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

1
night
Ston

Ston ©
Ston is a village and municipality in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County of Croatia, located at the south of isthmus of the Pelješac peninsula. On the 20th (Fri), do a tasting at Milos Winery, do a tasting at Marlais Winery, make a trip to Tvrđava Koruna, contemplate the waterfront views at Saline di Ston, then make a trip to Stonske zidine - Ulaz, and finally explore the ancient world of Ston Old Town.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Ston trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Ston takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ston when traveling from Hvar in September, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Ston

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Tvrđava Koruna
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Church, St. Nicholas ©
Church, St. Nicholas
Stonske zidine - Ulaz ©
Stonske zidine - Ulaz
Marlais Winery ©
Marlais Winery

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take a stroll through Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pile Gate, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Ston to Dubrovnik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ston in September, Dubrovnik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

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 23rd (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Zagreb is little chillier than Dubrovnik - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Fun & Games Museums
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Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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