10 days in Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Croatia Itinerary

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10 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Zagreb
— Few hours
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
2
Novalja
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Hvar
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h
6
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Santiago

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Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 19th (Thu), browse the eclectic array of goods at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and then get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zagreb trip itinerary planner .

Santiago, Chile to Zagreb is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Santiago to Zagreb, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Novalja.

Things to do in Zagreb

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Ban Josip Jelačić Square ©
Ban Josip Jelačić Square

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night
Novalja

Novalja ©
Novalja is a town in the north of the island of Pag in the Croatian part of Adriatic Sea. On the 20th (Fri), stroll through Caska Beach, then make a trip to Rucica Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Simuni Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Novalja sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Zagreb to Novalja by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Novalja

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Simuni Beach
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Simuni Beach ©
Simuni Beach
Rucica Beach ©
Rucica Beach

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night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ), and finally make a trip to The Greeting to the Sun.

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You can drive from Novalja to Zadar in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

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

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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 22nd (Sun): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, look for gifts at Nadalina cokolada, and then steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Marjan, then contemplate the long history of Old Split, then pause for some photo ops at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, and finally take a stroll through Riva Harbor.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Split tour planner .

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 July, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Old Split ©
Old Split
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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night
Hvar

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, then wander the streets of Milna, and then take some stellar pictures from Spanjola.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hvar day trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Split to Hvar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

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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 25th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, wander the streets of Old Town, then take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Gradske Zidine, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, then get engrossed in the history at Franciscan Monastery, and finally contemplate the long history of Stradun.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online trip itinerary maker .

You can 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 July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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