16 days in Croatia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Rovinj
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Ljubljana

1
night
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of STARI GRAD, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, make a trip to Town Clock, then get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, then get a taste of the local shopping with Atelier Sottomuro, and finally don't miss a visit to Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Jama - Grotta Baredine, steep yourself in history at Round Tower, then contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, and finally don't miss a visit to Eufrazijeva Street.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovinj trip builder website .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Rovinj is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovinj, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Porec
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Main Street ©
Main Street
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town

1
night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 7th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Forum, then explore the ancient world of Five Wells Square (Trg 5 Bunara), then delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zadar road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Rovinj to Zadar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. July in Zadar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites
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Zadar Cathedral ©
Zadar Cathedral
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 8th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, then make a trip to Korcula Old City, and finally take an in-depth tour of Korcula Town Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach, then do a tasting at Lovric Winery, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Zadar to Korcula Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in July, Korcula Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Old City
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Lovric Winery ©
Lovric Winery

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.
Visit Dominican Monastery and Church of Saint Blaise for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Venture out of the city with trips to Cavtat (Cavtat Seaside Promenade, Cavtat Cemetery, & more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, wander the streets of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planning site .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. July in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and The St. Lawrence Cathedral. Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius and Riva Harbor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, examine the collection at Froggyland, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, and steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace.

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Split trip maker tool .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Split by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower
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Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Nature & Wildlife 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.
On the 17th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Dominican Monastery, then kick back and relax at Murvica Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora and then kick back and relax at Sumartin Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bol trip maker .

You can drive from Split to Bol in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bol are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Murvica Beach
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): wander the streets of Lower Town, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by flight from Bol to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Bol in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zagreb, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors
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Lower Town
Lower Town
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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