12 days in Croatia Itinerary

12 days in Croatia Itinerary

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12 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Bordeaux
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Pula
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
2
Rovinj
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Labin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Opatija
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hvar
— 3 nights
flight:  30​min
End: Bordeaux

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, then contemplate the long history of Kastel, then relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and finally admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pula online journey planner .

Bordeaux, France to Pula is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Rovinj.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

1
night
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, walk around Punta Corrente, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and finally stop by Artrovinj.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovinj trip maker website .

Take a bus from Pula to Rovinj in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Rovinj are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Labin.

Things to do in Rovinj

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia

1
night
Labin

Labin is a town in Istria, Croatia, with a town population of 6,893 and 11,642 in the greater municipality .HistoryLabin developed from the site of the Roman settlement of Albona. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Girandella Beach, then stop by Art Gastro Galerie Im Palast Negri, and finally don't miss a visit to Vielle ville de Labin.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Labin trip builder site .

Getting from Rovinj to Labin by car takes about an hour. September in Labin sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Opatija.

Things to do in Labin

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Girandella Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Opatija

Opatija ©
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle, take a stroll through Volosko, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, then stroll around The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina, and finally make a trip to Maiden With The Seagull.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Opatija online road trip planner .

You can drive from Labin to Opatija in an hour. September in Opatija sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Opatija

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Trsat Castle
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Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Volosko ©
Volosko

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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 23rd (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip site .

Traveling by car from Opatija to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

1
night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Paseo Maritimo, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zadar trip site .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Jupiter, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally steep yourself in history at Vestibulum of Diocletian's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then steep yourself in history at Grgur Ninski Statue, and then identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Split online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in September since evenings lows in Split dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Hvar

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.
Hvar is known for nightlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanjola, step off the mainland to explore Jerolim Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Speed Boats Tours

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