22 days in Croatia Itinerary

22 days in Croatia Itinerary

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22 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  14​h
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
5
Rovinj
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Zagreb
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
8
Zadar
— Few hours
9
Split
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
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.
On the 4th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Gradske Zidine, take a stroll through Old Town, view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, and head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik day trip planner .

New York City, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Korcula Old City, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Przina Beach, and steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town tour builder tool .

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Lumbarda
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Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach

3
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

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.
Take a break from Hvar with a short trip to Tomic Winery in Jelsa, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Spanjola, tour the water at your own pace with Ilirio's Hvar Tours, take a stroll through Milna, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sveta Nedilja.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hvar holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): kick back and relax at Murvica Beach, then don't miss a visit to Stone, and then kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bol online route planner .

Bol is very close to Hvar. September in Bol sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Murvica Beach, Stone
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Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Stone
Stone

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night
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, then make a trip to Port of Rovinj, and finally get to know the fascinating history of STARI GRAD.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovinj itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Bol to Rovinj takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bol in September; daily highs in Rovinj reach 75°F and lows reach 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rovinj

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

3
nights
Zagreb

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: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zagreb trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Rovinj in September, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

3
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, then admire the sheer force of Slapovi Milke Trnine, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park sightseeing website .

Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catcht the 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
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

few
hours
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 19th (Wed), make a trip to Zadar Land City Gates, appreciate the extensive heritage of Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ), contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, then make a trip to The Forum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Greeting to the Sun.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Zadar trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites
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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

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Trogir (The St. Lawrence Cathedral & Trogir Historic Site). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, take in the awesome beauty at Marjan, take a stroll through Riva Harbor, and steep yourself in history at Old Split.

To find out how to plan a trip to Split, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in September, Split is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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