12 days in Croatian Coast, Zagreb & Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Croatian Coast, Zagreb & Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Croatian Coast, Zagreb & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bol, Croatia
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
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.
On the 10th (Sat), race across the water with a speed boat tour, then get a taste of the local shopping with Art by Stjepko, and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery TALIR, look for gifts at Kokula Art and Craft Shop, then get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online tour 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. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Dubrovnik to be much colder, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

2
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.
On the 12th (Mon), kick back and relax at Mlini Beach and then stroll through Dubovica. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Jerolim Island, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then wander the streets of Milna.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hvar online attractions planner .

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Hvar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Jerolim ©
Jerolim

1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 14th (Wed), wander the streets of Riva Harbor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then stroll around Marjan Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bacvice Beach.

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Getting from Hvar to Split by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Split sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Riva Harbor ©
Riva Harbor
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Bacvice Beach ©
Bacvice Beach

1
night
Bol, Croatia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Golden horn from above, enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn).

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bol tour app .

Getting from Split to Bol by car takes about 2 hours. August in Bol sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Murvica Beach
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Golden horn from above ©
Golden horn from above

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll through Recreational Sports Center Jarun, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then savor the flavors at Dolac Market, and finally shop like a local with Ban Josip Jelačić Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zagreb holiday planning tool .

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, things will get a bit cooler in Zagreb: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Ban Josip Jelačić Square ©
Ban Josip Jelačić Square
Dolac Market ©
Dolac Market

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will enjoy Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Ufschotti Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Maennlichen (in Grindelwald) and Lucerne (The Nine Towers & Mt Pilatus). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, shop like a local with Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip planning site .

You can fly from Zagreb to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Zagreb, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lucerne, Maennlichen
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

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