17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Start: Dubrovnik
1
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  5 h
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
4
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Zadar
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Porec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Zagreb
— 2 nights
End: Zagreb

3
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.
Dubrovnik City Walls and Brsalje Street will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and War Photo Limited. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fort Bokar, explore the world behind art at Vlaho Bukovac House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Nicholas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning site.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiport is Dubrovnik Airport. August in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Brsalje Street ©
Brsalje Street
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Vlaho Bukovac House ©
Vlaho Bukovac House

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 1st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, thenmake a trip to Revelin Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tower Kanalevic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Ethno Museum Barilo, examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, thenmake a trip to Korcula Old City, and finally steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town visit planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Ethno Museum Barilo
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Ethno Museum Barilo ©
Ethno Museum Barilo
House of Marco Polo ©
House of Marco Polo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of St Stephen.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hvar trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2.5 hours. September in Hvar sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jelsa, Dubovica Beach, The Church of St Stephen
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy ©
Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Galerija Mestrovic and Live Museum Split. Step off the beaten path and head to Starigrad Fortress and Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten. Venture out of the city with trips to Fortress Mirabella (Peovica) (in Omis) and Church Of St. Roch (in Kastel Novi). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Split Archaeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, and learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September in Split, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Omis, Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten, Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, Church Of St. Roch
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Split Archaeological Museum ©
Split Archaeological Museum
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress

3
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Church of the Holy Cross and Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art. Visit Narodni trg u Zadru and Chiesa e Monastero di San Lorenzo for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Sibenik (Aquarium Terrarium Sibenik, The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Chrysogonus Church, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zadar trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Split to Zadar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Split in September since evenings lows in Zadar dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porec.

Things to do in Zadar

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Sibenik, The Church of the Holy Cross
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Narodni trg u Zadru ©
Narodni trg u Zadru
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik

2
nights
Porec

Porec ©
With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, have fun and explore at MEMO Museum Pula, thencontemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Grad Porec, contemplate the long history of Round Tower, delve into the distant past at Dvigrad, thenget to know the fascinating history of Old Town, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Porec vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Zadar to Porec by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Porec

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Rovinj, Pula, Dvigrad
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Dvigrad ©
Dvigrad
Main Street ©
Main Street

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Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 13th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marija Bistrica Church, and then examine the collection at Krapina Neanderthal Museum.

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Drive from Porec to Zagreb in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Zagreb sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Marija Bistrica Church, Krapina Neanderthal Museum
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Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) ©
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata)
Krapina Neanderthal Museum ©
Krapina Neanderthal Museum
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb ©
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb

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