17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  32​h
1
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Zagreb
— 4 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Queenstown

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Rector's Palace. Museum-lovers will get to explore War Photo Limited and Vlaho Bukovac House. Venture out of the city with trips to Lopud (Sunj Beach & Your black horizon Art Pavilion). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, and see the interesting displays at Love Stories Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik vacation site .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Dubrovnik is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Dubrovnik is minus 11 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lopud, Vlaho Bukovac House
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

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 7th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Bags by Kristina, get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Treasury Museum, take an in-depth tour of Korcula Town Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Vapor gallery, then examine the collection at Ethnographic collection Barilo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Korcula Town Walls, then examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Korcula Town route planning site .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Vela Przina Beach, Ethnographic collection Barilo
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Bags by Kristina ©
Bags by Kristina

3
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 Froggyland. Popular historic sites such as Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral of Saint Domnius are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Trogir (Historic City of Trogir & Mlinice Pantan) and Dubovica (in Hvar). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Putalj Winery and admire the masterpieces at Mestroviceve Crikvine Kastilac.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Split day trip planner .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Split in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Trogir, Dubovica Beach
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

2
nights
Bol, Brac Island

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, examine the collection at Museum of Oil, and then kick back and relax at Murvica Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sumartin Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn).

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bol trip itinerary site .

Drive from Split to Bol in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Skrip, Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Museum uja ©
Museum uja

4
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Broken Relationships and Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Croatian Museum of Naive Art and Zagreb 80's Museum. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Arts and Crafts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and see the interesting displays at Lauba.

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You can fly from Bol to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Bol in May, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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