10 days in Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Croatia Itinerary

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10 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Split
— 2 nights
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai

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 15th (Thu), wander the streets of Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip builder .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dubrovnik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get colder in Dubrovnik: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Dubovica, contemplate the long history of Spanjola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar itinerary planning app .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Hvar by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Hvar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), and then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Froggyland, then do a tasting at Putalj Winery, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Split driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Split are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 21st (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Ciginovac Lake, then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip planning app .

You can drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

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Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 22nd (Thu), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zagreb online travel route planner .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

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Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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