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
3
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  5​h
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Zagreb
— 2 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: contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Split trip builder .

Toronto, Canada to Split is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Split. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in October; daily highs in Split reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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.
On the 8th (Tue), kick back and relax at Dubovica, contemplate the long history of Spanjola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. 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, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, and get engrossed in the history at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik journey builder app .

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can 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.
Step out of Korcula Town with an excursion to Vela Luka Marina in Vela Luka--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Freestyle, don't miss a visit to Revelin Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town road trip planning website .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town by car takes about 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Vela Luka Marina, Freestyle
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Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Vela Luka Marina ©
Vela Luka Marina

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 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) and then head outdoors with Zoo Station Bol. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, make a trip to Jaksic Galerija, then admire the landmark architecture of Kastil Gospodnetic Dol, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Golden horn from above.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bol road trip tool .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Bol in 5.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Jaksic Gallery, Kastil Gospodnetic Dol
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Zoo Station Bol ©
Zoo Station Bol
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora

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 18th (Fri), 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 take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Bol to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catcht the 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

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nights
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 19th (Sat), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection 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. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, make a trip to Tkalciceva, then browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Zagreb trip itinerary website .

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) 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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