12 days in Croatia & Mostar Itinerary

12 days in Croatia & Mostar Itinerary

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12 days in Croatia & Mostar Itinerary

Start: Vienna, Austria
train:  6​h
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Porto, Portugal

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night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), Museum of Illusions and Cathedral of the Assumption. On the 22nd (Fri), examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then examine the collection at Museum of Illusions, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb sightseeing tool .

Vienna, Austria to Zagreb is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption

1
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

2
nights
Zadar, Croatia

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 (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Chrysogonus Church, then delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nin's Lagoon. On the next day, take in the architecture and design of University of Zadar.

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Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Zadar, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Nin's Lagoon
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Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Cathedral ©
Zadar Cathedral
Nin's Lagoon ©
Nin's Lagoon

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Split, Croatia

Split
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), then explore the stunning scenery at Omis Cetina Canyon, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Split route planner.

You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zadar in June since evenings lows in Split dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 26th (Tue), snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), take a stroll through The historic urban site of Pocitelj, then do a tasting at Andrija Wine Cellars, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Mostar trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Split to Mostar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Mostar, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

The historic urban site of Pocitelj, Andrija Wine Cellars
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
The historic urban site of Pocitelj ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque

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nights
Hvar, Croatia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery and then kick back and relax at Zavala.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hvar road trip planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, Zavala Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Zavala Beach ©
Zavala Beach
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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 29th (Fri): head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, enjoy the sand and surf at Sveti Jakov Beach, then explore the ancient world of Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally make a trip to Brsalje Street. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Dominican Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, then take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town, and finally explore the world behind art at Vlaho Bukovac House.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach

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nights
Split, Croatia

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then kick back and relax at Kasuni Beach.

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You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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