17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Zagreb
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Pula
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Split
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 12th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zagreb journey site .

Toronto, Canada to Zagreb is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Zagreb. In May in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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

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 14th (Thu), explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

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You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Pula.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): delve into the distant past at National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), experience rural life at Cadenela Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally look for gifts at Dolija 08.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pula trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Pula by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Pula, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Vodnjan, National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni)
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

3
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: wander the streets of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online visit planner .

You can fly from Pula to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pula in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Korcula Town: Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic) and Proizd Island (in Vela Luka). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, get outside with Freestyle, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Korcula Town driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Proizd Island, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Ethno Museum Barilo, Freestyle, Korcula Old City
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Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island

3
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.
Hvar is known for nightlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, look for gifts at Delicia Shop Hvar, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and don't miss a visit to Mekicevica.

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You can drive from Korcula Town to Hvar in 5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hvar are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, adventure, parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, do a tasting at Putalj Winery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

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You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Split are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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