8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Drive
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Zagreb
— 1 day
Fly
2
Split
— 3 nights
Ferry
3
Bol, Brac Island
— 1 night
Taxi to Milna, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly

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Zagreb

— 1 day

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and finally walk around Strossmayer Square.

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Budapest, Hungary to Zagreb is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Zagreb are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Parks

Split

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The City Hall - Duke's Palace and Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic). Your inner history buff will appreciate Diocletian's Palace and Historic City of Trogir. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll through Kasuni Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Split sightseeing planner.

Fly from Zagreb to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Split, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Bol, Brac Island

— 1 night
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then do a tasting at Stina.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bol trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Split to Bol takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. May in Bol sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Korcula Town, Korcula Island

— 1 night
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, make a trip to Atelier Abel, do a tasting at Lovric Winery, then walk around Kocje, then explore the galleries of Vapor gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Kula Morska Vrata.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Bol to Korcula Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Dubrovnik

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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 20th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Annunciation, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dominican Monastery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.