12 days in Croatia Itinerary

12 days in Croatia Itinerary

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12 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + shuttle:  7​h
1
Rovinj
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Jama - Grotta Baredine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally wander the streets of STARI GRAD.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovinj trip planning tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Rovinj is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: high temperatures in Rovinj hover around 35°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porec, Pula
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Jama - Grotta Baredine ©
Jama - Grotta Baredine
Main Street ©
Main Street
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

1
night
Zadar

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 28th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, then explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and finally make a trip to The Forum.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Rovinj to Zadar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. July in Zadar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites
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Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
The Forum ©
The Forum

2
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, then get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, then shop like a local with Riva Harbor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Starigrad (Fortica).

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You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Split when traveling from Zadar in July, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Trogir, Starigrad Fortress
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River Rafting & Tubing
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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 31st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, take a stroll through Milna, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hvar vacation planner .

Getting from Split to Hvar by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Hvar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Pupnatska Luca Beach, examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, and finally view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vela Przina Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil.

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

You can drive from Hvar to Korcula Town in 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vela Przina Beach, Korcula Old City
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
House of Marco Polo ©
House of Marco Polo

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 4th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cavtat Cemetery, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Lapad, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and finally take an in-depth tour of Franciscan Monastery.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip builder site .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. August in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat Cemetery
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Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©

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