10 days in Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Croatia Itinerary

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10 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Rovinj
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rijeka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Zadar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Rovinj

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 20th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street and then do a tasting at Stancija Collis.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovinj trip website .

London, UK to Rovinj is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovinj, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, expect Rovinj to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Rijeka.

Things to do in Rovinj

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Mulini Beach ©
Mulini Beach
Stancija Collis ©
Stancija Collis

1
night
Rijeka

Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). On the 22nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at St. Vitus Cathedral, take a stroll through Veprinac, kick back and relax at Slatina Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take in the pleasant sights at Tunelri, and finally kick back and relax at Plaza Glavanovo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rijeka vacation planner .

Traveling by bus from Rovinj to Rijeka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Rijeka sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rijeka

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Slatina Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Veprinac ©
Veprinac
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, then explore the striking landscape of Le Parc National de Plitvice, and finally admire the sheer force of Veliki Prstavac.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park itinerary maker site .

Getting from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

2
nights
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 24th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the extensive heritage of Narodni trg u Zadru, then kick back and relax at Kolovare Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Jadro Beach, then kick back and relax at Bosana Beach Pag, then explore the activities along Zrmanja, and finally Head underground at Modric Cave (Modric Spilja).

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zadar road trip tool .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bosana Beach Pag, Jadro Beach, Modric Cave (Modric Spilja)
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Zrmanja ©
Zrmanja
Narodni trg u Zadru ©
Narodni trg u Zadru

2
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 26th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Split Archaeological Museum, learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery, get interesting insight from Tours, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally kick back and relax at Bacvice Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Narodni trg, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, then contemplate the waterfront views at Omis and Cetina River, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Omis Cetina Canyon.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in September, Split is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Omis
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Zipline
Kayaking & Canoeing
Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery

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 28th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Vlaho Bukovac House, step off the mainland to explore Kolocep Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Zarkovica Animal Shelter, kick back and relax at Sveti Jakov Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, stroll through Srebreno Beach, kick back and relax at Beach Kupari, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik tour planner .

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. September in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Srebreno Beach, Vlaho Bukovac House
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Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Beach Kupari ©
Beach Kupari

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