5 days in Zadar, Makarska & Dubrovnik Itinerary

5 days in Zadar, Makarska & Dubrovnik Itinerary

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5 days in Zadar, Makarska & Dubrovnik Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Makarska
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Stuttgart

1
night
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat and then don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zadar visit website .

Stuttgart, Germany to Zadar is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Stuttgart, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zadar, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Makarska.

Things to do in Zadar

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

1
night
Makarska

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 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Tucepi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sveti Marko, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Rata Beach.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Makarska online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Zadar to Makarska takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in June since evenings lows in Makarska dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Makarska

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tucepi Beach, Punta Rata Beach
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Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Sveti Marko ©
Sveti Marko

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): make a trip to Pile Gate, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, then identify plant and animal life at Trsteno Arboretum, and finally explore the galleries of Rector's Palace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Makarska to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trsteno Arboretum
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik

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