11 days in Croatia Itinerary

11 days in Croatia Itinerary

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11 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Zagreb
— Few hours
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  5​h
3
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3​h 45​min
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Zadar
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: London

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hours
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 12th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Veliko Lake and then enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zagreb trip maker tool .

London, UK to Zagreb is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Zagreb is 1 hour. When traveling from London in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Zagreb, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Veliko Lake
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Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

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 13th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park travel planner .

Take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Murvica Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and then kick back and relax at Sumartin Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paklina Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lovrecina Bay, and then step into the grandiose world of Museum of Brac.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bol trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bol in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bol

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Brac, Lovrecina Bay, Murvica Beach, Sumartin Beach
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay

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 16th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Bol to Dubrovnik takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Adventure Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Kayaking & Canoeing
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hvar Beach, kick back and relax at Mekicevica Beach, and then kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Spanjola and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hvar day trip website .

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Hvar Beach ©
Hvar Beach
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

2
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Riva Harbor, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Marjan Park, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Split trip builder app .

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

1
night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Kolovare Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zadar online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Split to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Split in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zadar, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Scuba & Snorkeling

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