13 days in Croatia Itinerary

13 days in Croatia Itinerary

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13 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovinj
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Zagreb
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, view the masterpieces at Galerija Brek, then shop like a local with Atelier Sottomuro, then get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj, and finally take a stroll through STARI GRAD.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovinj journey planning tool .

San Francisco, USA to Rovinj is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Rovinj can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 8th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, view the masterpieces at Moderna Galerija, browse the exhibits of Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon), then wander the streets of Ilica, then examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, and finally stop by Vinoteka Vintesa. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Klovicevi Dvori Gallery.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Zagreb takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Zagreb sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Moderna Galerija ©
Moderna Galerija
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

2
nights
Bol, Brac Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Golden horn from above, then stroll through Zlatni Rat Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Murvica Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Ivan Rendic Gallery, see the interesting displays at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, see the interesting displays at Museum uja, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Oil, and finally take an in-depth tour of Dominican Monastery.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bol tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Zagreb to Bol by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in May since evenings lows in Bol dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Skrip, Murvica Beach, Ivan Rendic Gallery
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Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Museum uja ©
Museum uja

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nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, view the masterpieces at Jaman Art, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Split Market, then tour the water at your own pace with Ilirio's Hvar Tours, and finally wander the streets of Riva Harbor.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Split online travel planner .

You can ride a ferry from Bol to Split in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Split, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Ilirio's Hvar Tours, Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach, make a trip to Korcula Old City, see the interesting displays at Korcula Town Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, then look for gifts at Coral Shop Irena, and finally view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Treasury Museum, view the masterpieces at Bags by Kristina, then do a tasting at Lovric Winery, then get outside with Freestyle, and finally make a trip to Atelier Abel.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town trip planner .

Getting from Split to Korcula Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Old City
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Lovric Winery ©
Lovric Winery
Korcula Town Museum ©
Korcula Town Museum

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Photo Limited and Franciscan Monastery. Head to Art by Stjepko and Art Gallery TALIRfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, look for gifts at Life According to Kawa, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In May, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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