16 days in Sarajevo, Croatia & Venice Itinerary

16 days in Sarajevo, Croatia & Venice Itinerary

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16 days in Sarajevo, Croatia & Venice Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
1
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Makarska, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hvar, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bascarsija and Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque. Get some cultural insight at War Childhood Museum and Galerija 11/07/95. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, snap pictures at Latin Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sarajevo trip itinerary website .

Istanbul, Turkey to Sarajevo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Sarajevo, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums Tours Parks
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War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

1
night
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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 12th (Mon): take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): wander the streets of Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik visit planner .

You can drive from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Dubrovnik. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

1
night
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vela Przina Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Korcula Town online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Makarska.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Vela Przina Beach
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Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

1
night
Makarska, Croatia

Makarska ©
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sveti Marko, enjoy the sand and surf at Brela Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Rata Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Makarska road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Makarska takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Makarska are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Makarska

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Brela
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Brela Beach ©
Brela Beach
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach

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nights
Hvar, Croatia

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Spanjola and Franciscan Monastery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Milna and Benedictine Monastery. When in Hvar, make a side trip to see Tomic Winery in Jelsa, approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and stroll through Mlini Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Makarska to Hvar by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Dubovica ©
Dubovica

1
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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 19th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Roko, then do a tasting at Putalj Winery, and finally kick back and relax at Kasuni Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue and then steep yourself in history at Old Split.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Split travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Split are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Old Split ©
Old Split
Church Of St. Roch ©
Church Of St. Roch

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nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip website .

Traveling by flight from Split to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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