16 days in Croatia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Oradea
Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Rovinj
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3​h 45​min
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Oradea

2
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): wander the streets of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, then get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Romanica Da Santissima Trindade. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Mulini Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cuvi Beach, contemplate the long history of Monkodonja Hill Fort, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovinj journey app .

Oradea, Romania to Rovinj is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Rovinj

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Main Street ©
Main Street
Mulini Beach ©
Mulini Beach

1
night
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 28th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then Head underground at Modric Cave (Modric Spilja).

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zadar trip builder .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Rovinj to Zadar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Zadar

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Modric Cave (Modric Spilja)
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pupnatska Luca Beach.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Korcula Town trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Zadar to Korcula Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Korcula Town. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Vela Przina Beach
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
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 29th (Thu), snap pictures at Franjo Tudman Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sveti Jakov Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Minceta Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Srebreno Beach
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Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Srebreno Beach ©
Srebreno Beach
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, do a tasting at Tomic Winery, then step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar tour itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tomic Winery, The Church of St Stephen, Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Speed Boats Tours
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 2nd (Mon), learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll around Marjan Park, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Split trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Split can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Omis
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Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Golden horn from above. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), kick back and relax at Murvica Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, do a tasting at Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Supetar cemetery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Annunciation.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bol trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Bol takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Supetar, Sumartin Beach, Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac, Murvica Beach, Church of Our Lady of Annunciation
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Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

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 7th (Sat), cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Marija Bistrica Church, and finally take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad). On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Strossmayer Promenade, explore the activities along Jarun Lake, kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally explore the galleries of Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Zagreb day trip site .

Fly from Bol to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bol in September; daily highs in Zagreb reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marija Bistrica Church
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Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Jarun Lake
Jarun Lake
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

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