11 days in Croatian Coast Itinerary

11 days in Croatian Coast Itinerary

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11 days in Croatian Coast Itinerary

Start: Newark
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  15​h
1
Dubrovnik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Zadar
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3​h 30​min
6
Rovinj
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
night
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 4th (Sun): make a trip to Pile Gate and then take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Cavtat Seaside Promenade, then steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and finally examine the collection at War Photo Limited.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik day trip planner .

Newark, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Dubrovnik is 6 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cavtat Seaside Promenade
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum

1
night
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 6th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pupnatska Luca Beach, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Korcula Town trip planner.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Korcula Old City
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House of Marco Polo ©
House of Marco Polo
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, then get great views at Spanjola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hvar day trip site .

Getting from Korcula Town to Hvar by car takes about 5 hours. In August in Hvar, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, do a tasting at Putalj Winery, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), and finally explore the activities along Omis and Cetina River. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Split travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. In August in Split, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Omis, Church Of St. Roch
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Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress
Omis and Cetina River ©
Omis and Cetina River

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 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Paseo Maritimo, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jadro Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zadar trip planner.

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, plan for slightly colder nights in Zadar, with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trip

Jadro Beach
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Speed Boats Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 12th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, don't miss a visit to Spiaggia Isola rossa, Rovigno, make a trip to Town Clock, then don't miss a visit to Trevisol Street, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovinj travel route app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Zadar to Rovinj takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August in Rovinj, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 64°F at night. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Main Street ©
Main Street
Mulini Beach ©
Mulini Beach

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