17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Pula
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rijeka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Bol
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Montevideo


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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 29th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Pula trip site .

Bologna, Italy to Pula is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. In September in Pula, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Rijeka.

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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus
Arco dei Sergi ©
Arco dei Sergi

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Rijeka

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Korzo and then step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rijeka road trip site .

Traveling by bus from Pula to Rijeka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Rijeka sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Rijeka

Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Opatija, Hum
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The town of Hum ©
The town of Hum
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle

3
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Sastavci, contemplate the waterfront views at Gradinsko Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Lower Lakes.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park online holiday planner .

Getting from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 4th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace, then 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. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir, then contemplate the long history of Old Split, and then stop by Filigran Split.

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Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Split are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Historic City of Trogir
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

3
nights
Bol

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 6th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Stina. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Dolina Blaca and then take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bol trip planner .

You can drive from Split to Bol in 2 hours. October in Bol sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Supetar Bay
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Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Supetar Bay ©
Supetar Bay

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nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Take a break from Korcula Town with a short trip to Proizd Island in Vela Luka, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Korcula Old City, steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kula Svih Svetih, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town road trip planning site .

Drive from Bol to Korcula Town in 5.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Proizd Island
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Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and then get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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