10 days in Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Croatia Itinerary

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10 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovinj
— 2 nights
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
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Main Street and Round Tower. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Porec Old Town and National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni). Explore Rovinj's surroundings by going to Porec (Jama - Grotta Baredine & Euphrasius Basilica) and Amphitheatre de Pula (in Pula). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through STARI GRAD, don't miss a visit to Port of Rovinj, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovinj day trip site .

San Francisco, USA to Rovinj is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Rovinj, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Rovinj hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porec, Amphitheatre de Pula, National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni)
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Main Street ©
Main Street
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

1
night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Elias - St Elias Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, then explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Narodni trg u Zadru.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zadar online trip maker .

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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Church of the Holy Cross
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Zadar Cathedral ©
Zadar Cathedral
Narodni trg u Zadru ©
Narodni trg u Zadru

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach, steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Korcula Old City.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town travel route planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Zadar to Korcula Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Korcula Town, with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Vela Przina Beach
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Church of Saint Blaise and Walls of Dubrovnik are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Island of Lokrum and Kayaking & Canoeing. Take a break from Dubrovnik with a short trip to Cavtat Cemetery in Cavtat, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at War Photo Limited, get to know the fascinating history of Lapad, get a new perspective on nature at Lokrum Visitor Center, and take an in-depth tour of Franciscan Monastery.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik road trip website .

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Cavtat Cemetery
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

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