11 days in Croatian Coast & Zagreb Itinerary

11 days in Croatian Coast & Zagreb Itinerary

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11 days in Croatian Coast & Zagreb Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Split
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bol, Brac Island
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Zagreb
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a stroll through Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik driving holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dubrovnik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Dubrovnik is minus 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Speed Boats Tours

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dubovica and Sveta Nedilja. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Mlini Beach, stroll through Hvar Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, and take a stroll through Milna.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hvar trip planner .

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. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, Sveta Nedilja
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja
Hvar Beach ©
Hvar Beach

1
night
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic) ©
Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic)

1
night
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 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, and then kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn).

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bol holiday planner.

You can drive from Split to Bol in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bol can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Murvica Beach
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Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery

3
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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 17th (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maksimir, and finally see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zagreb travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Bol to Zagreb by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Bol in August, expect Zagreb to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Beaches Tours
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Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Maksimir ©
Maksimir
Zagreb Observatory ©
Zagreb Observatory

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