13 days in Croatia Itinerary

13 days in Croatia Itinerary

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13 days in Croatia Itinerary

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

2
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 10th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Round Tower, explore the ancient world of Dvigrad, and then make a trip to Valle dIstria/Bale.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovinj trip builder tool .

Manchester, UK to Rovinj is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Manchester to Rovinj, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in August, with highs in Rovinj at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rovinj

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Valle dIstria/Bale, Dvigrad, Kozlovic Winery, Round Tower, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Main Street ©
Main Street
Dvigrad ©
Dvigrad
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Zagreb

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 13th (Tue): explore the activities along Jarun Lake, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park, and then take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zagreb tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Rovinj to Zagreb by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, Zagreb is little chillier than Rovinj - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Jarun Lake
Jarun Lake
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb ©
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb

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 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dominican Monastery, enjoy the sand and surf at Sveti Jakov Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, then take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Cavtat Cemetery, take in the waterfront at Cavtat Seaside Promenade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, then see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, and finally stop by Clara Stones.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in August since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

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nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, and finally contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Kula Svih Svetih, contemplate the long history of Tower Kanalevic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, then do a tasting at Lovric Winery, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Korcula Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Lovric Winery
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls
Sveti Mihovil ©
Sveti Mihovil

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Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), and finally take in breathtaking views at Omis Cetina Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Cetina.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Split trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Split in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. August in Split sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Omis
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Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress
Omis Cetina Canyon ©
Omis Cetina Canyon
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the activities along The Upper Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Mali Buk, admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap, take in the dramatic scenery at Slapovi Milke Trnine, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, and finally explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Milino, admire the sheer force of Great Cascades, explore the activities along Milanovac Lake, explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sastavci, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Konjicki Klub Rakovica.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mali Buk ©
Mali Buk
Sastavci ©
Sastavci
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac

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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 22nd (Thu): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Chrysogonus Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Donatus, then see the interesting displays at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art, and finally make a trip to Monastery of St. Francis of Assisi in Zadar.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zadar vacation planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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St. Chrysogonus Church ©
St. Chrysogonus Church

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