8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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8 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly:  15​h
1
Split
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
2
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Pula
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Columbia

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 28th (Tue): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Split trip builder site .

Columbia, USA to Split is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Columbia to Split due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Columbia in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Split, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
On the 30th (Thu), take a stroll through Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum. On your second day here, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dubrovnik Beer Company, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip maker site .

Traveling by bus from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Kayaking & Canoeing
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

1
night
Pula

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
On the 2nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Debeljak Beach, get your game on at Alpha Strike Laser Tag, and then kick back and relax at Fazana Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pula driving holiday planner .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Pula by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, expect little chillier with lows of 51°F in Pula. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Pula

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Debeljak Beach, Fazana Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alpha Strike Laser Tag ©
Alpha Strike Laser Tag

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 3rd (Sun), admire the sheer force of Veliki Prstavac, then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ciginovac Lake, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 4th (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip itinerary maker app .

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Room Escape Games

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