15 days in Croatia Itinerary

15 days in Croatia Itinerary

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15 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
Fly:  17​h
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Zadar
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Port Elizabeth

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, browse the exhibits of Rector's Palace, and step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik sightseeing planner .

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Dubrovnik is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Elizabeth to Dubrovnik is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

2
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 8th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kula Svih Svetih, admire the striking features of Revelin Tower, then head outdoors with Freestyle, and finally make a trip to Korcula Old City. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, and then walk around Kocje.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Korcula Town trip planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. October in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Freestyle
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Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Revelin Tower ©
Revelin Tower

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hvar itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Narodni trg, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. In October in Split, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
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 14th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then make a trip to The Forum, then steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, and finally don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zadar online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Split to Zadar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Split in October since evenings lows in Zadar dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Fishing Charters & 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Ciginovac Lake, then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park online tour planner .

Traveling by bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 16th (Sat), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, make a trip to Tkalciceva, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, and finally take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planner .

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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