13 days in Croatia Itinerary

13 days in Croatia Itinerary

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13 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Zagreb
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Pula
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Portland

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 7th (Tue), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and then examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planner.

Portland, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Portland to Zagreb. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 9th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

3
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, wildlife, parks, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, steep yourself in history at Old Split, and see the interesting displays at Froggyland.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Split trip builder website .

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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 13th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, then get great views at Spanjola, and then head off the coast to Jerolim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): do a tasting at Tomic Winery and then step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci.

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Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hvar are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

1
night
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town trip builder website .

You can drive from Hvar to Korcula Town in 5 hours. In July in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 16th (Thu), take a stroll through Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip maker website .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. July in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Adventure
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Pula

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stroll around National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, then hunt for treasures at Pula's Marketplace, and finally stop by Dolija 08.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Pula trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Pula in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, plan for little chillier nights in Pula, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

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