9 days in Croatia Itinerary

9 days in Croatia Itinerary

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9 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Split
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, get a taste of the local shopping with Art by Stjepko, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Dubrovnik is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Dubrovnik is minus 7 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Atelier Abel, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Sveti Petar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, then admire the landmark architecture of Revelin Tower, then contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, and finally examine the collection at Ethno Museum Barilo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Treasury Museum, don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery, see the interesting displays at Korcula Town Museum, then make a trip to Velika Knezeva Kula, and finally stop by Dekora.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town road trip site .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ethno Museum Barilo, Korcula Old City, Lovric Winery
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Bishop's Treasury Museum ©
Bishop's Treasury Museum
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Revelin Tower ©
Revelin Tower

1
night
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally make a trip to Gaspina mlinica.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Split day trip website .

Drive from Korcula Town to Split in 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Split when traveling from Korcula Town in December, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Gaspina mlinica
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Gaspina mlinica ©
Gaspina mlinica

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, explore the activities along Ciginovac Lake, then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park route planning site .

Getting from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) 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
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 20th (Fri), wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb sightseeing planning tool .

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. December in Zagreb sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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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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