17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
3
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​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:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
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: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, contemplate the long history of Old Split, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

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

Toronto, Canada to Split is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In October, Split is a bit warmer than Toronto - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Old Split ©
Old Split

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Dubovica, then steep yourself in history at Spanjola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery. On 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 ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hvar tour planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. October in Hvar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

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

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, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik, and browse the exhibits of Rector's Palace.

Plan trip to Dubrovnik with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Korcula Town side-trips: Vela Luka Marina (in Vela Luka) and Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Freestyle, admire the landmark architecture of Revelin Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil, and contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town by car takes about 3 hours. October in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Ethno Museum Barilo, Freestyle, Vela Luka Marina
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Kula Svih Svetih ©
Kula Svih Svetih
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Freestyle ©
Freestyle

1
night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then don't miss a visit to The Forum, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and finally don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zadar trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Korcula Town to Zadar in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Korcula Town in October since evenings lows in Zadar dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Wildlife 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.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, take in the dramatic scenery 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.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally take a stroll through Lower Town. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, make a trip to Tkalciceva, then 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 see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Zagreb vacation planning website .

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

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

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