12 days in Croatia Itinerary

12 days in Croatia Itinerary

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12 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Split
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Milna
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
3
Korcula Town
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Cape Town


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1
night
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, explore the activities along River Cetina, then contemplate the long history of Fortress Mirabella (Peovica), and finally explore the historical opulence of Fortress Starigrad (Fortica). On the next day, kick back and relax at Kasuni Beach, then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then stop by Nadalina cokolada.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Split trip itinerary planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Split is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in August, expect Split to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Milna.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Omis
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Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress
Omis and Cetina River ©
Omis and Cetina River

1
day
Milna

Milna ©
Milna is a village and municipality on the western side of the island of Brač, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. On the 3rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Srebrna Bay and then kick back and relax at Stiniva Cove.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Milna tour planner.

You can drive from Split to Milna in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Milna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.

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Srebrna Bay, Stiniva Cove
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Stiniva Cove ©
Stiniva Cove

1
night
Korcula Town

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 4th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Przina Beach, then kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Korcula Town day trip planner.

You can drive from Milna to Korcula Town in 8 hours. In August in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

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Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Vela Przina Beach
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vlaho Bukovac House and Minceta Fortress. Get some historical perspective at Dominican Monastery and Synagogue. And it doesn't end there: tour the water at your own pace with Dubrovnik Daily Sailing, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. August in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

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Vlaho Bukovac House
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Vlaho Bukovac House ©
Vlaho Bukovac House
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): savor the flavors at Dolac Market, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take the plunge with a skydiving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park, and then explore the activities along Jarun Lake.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in August: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Archaeological Museum in Zagreb ©
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb
Jarun Lake
Jarun Lake

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