21 days in Croatia Itinerary

21 days in Croatia Itinerary

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21 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Pula
— 3 nights
2
Zadar
— 3 nights
3
Split
— 4 nights
ferry:  5​h 30​min
4
Vis, Island of Vis
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
6
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kamenjak National Park. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Aquarium Pula, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, then contemplate the long history of Kastel, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pula trip planner .

London, UK to Pula is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Pula, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Pula reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamenjak National Park
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Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

3
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Step out of Zadar with an excursion to Paklenica National Park in Starigrad-Paklenica--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and make a trip to The Forum.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zadar trip website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Pula to Zadar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Paklenica National Park, The Church of the Holy Cross
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Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step out of Split with an excursion to Trogir Historic Site in Trogir--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, don't miss a visit to Franciscan Monastery of St. Anthony - Parish of the Holy Trinity, and steep yourself in history at Old Split.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Split road trip app .

Getting from Zadar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Split when traveling from Zadar in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Vis.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Historic City of Trogir
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

3
nights
Vis, Island of Vis

Vis is known for beaches, nature, classes, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Stiniva Cove, stroll through Zaglav Beach, Head underground at Green Cave, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vis trip maker .

You can drive from Split to Vis in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Vis can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Vis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Vis, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Stiniva Cove ©
Stiniva Cove
Vis Sea Adventure-boat tours & more ©

3
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Hvar, Hvar Island

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, choose your vessel at Ilirio's Hvar Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hvar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vis to Hvar takes 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci

4
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.
Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Old Town, which is approximately 34 minutes away. On the 26th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Stradun.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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