17 days in Riyadh Province & Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Riyadh Province & Croatia Itinerary

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17 days in Riyadh Province & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
bus:  1​h 30​min
1
Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Pula, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


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1
day
Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia

Al Kharj
Al Kharj, also known locally as Al Saih, is a city in Al Kharj Governorate in central Saudi Arabia. On the 10th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Hodaithi Mall, then meet the residents at Al Karj Zoo, and then explore the wide array of goods at Jaw Mall.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Al Kharj using our trip planner.

Riyadh to Al Kharj is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Riyadh in August since evenings lows in Al Kharj dip to 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Al Kharj

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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1
night
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, examine the collection at National Museum, walk around King Abdullah Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Naila Art Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Al Masmak Fortress.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Riyadh driving holiday planning site .

You can take a bus from Al Kharj to Riyadh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Riyadh are 49°C, while nighttime lows are 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Riyadh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Museum ©
National Museum
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress
Al Rajhi Grand Mosque ©
Al Rajhi Grand Mosque

2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Riyadh to Dubrovnik takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Dubrovnik is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect Dubrovnik to be much colder, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Pula.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

3
nights
Pula, Croatia

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pula: Kamenjak National Park (in Premantura) and Aura Distillery (in Buzet). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, admire all the interesting features of Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, have some family-friendly fun at Alpha Strike Laser Tag, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plovanije Beach.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pula trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Pula in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Pula. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Premantura, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Aura Distillery
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planner .

Drive from Pula to Zagreb in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Pula in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Zagreb, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

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 21st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip website .

Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

1
night
Zadar, Croatia

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 22nd (Thu): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, make a trip to Paseo Maritimo, then explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, then don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), and finally steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zadar journey planner .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Zadar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

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

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nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, examine the collection at Froggyland, steep yourself in history at Old Split, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Split sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in August, Split is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Hvar, Church Of St. Roch
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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