9 days in Croatia Itinerary

9 days in Croatia Itinerary

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9 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Sofia
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Skradin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
5
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Sofia

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 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then explore the activities along Ciginovac Lake, and finally explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Plitvice Lakes National Park is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Skradin.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

1
night
Skradin

Skradin ©
Skradin is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia, with a population about 3,986 . Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Roski Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Skradin online day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Skradin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Skradin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Krka National Park
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Roski Slap ©
Roski Slap

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 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), and then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, walk around Marjan Park, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Split trip planner .

Traveling by car from Skradin to Split takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, contemplate the long history of Spanjola, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica.

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You can drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In August in Hvar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town and then get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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