17 days in London & Croatia Itinerary

17 days in London & Croatia Itinerary

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17 days in London & Croatia Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Krka National Park, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Rovinj, Croatia
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
8
Pula, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

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night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, then take a stroll through Westminster, and then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read London travel planner.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Westminster ©
Westminster

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kayaking & Canoeing, Outdoor Croatia Sea Kayaking and Sea Kayaking Cavtat. Escape the urban bustle at Sveti Jakov Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll explore and learn at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and Lokrum Visitor Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Vlaho Bukovac House & Cavtat Cemetery). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from London to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Dubrovnik. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Dubrovnik at 85°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Diocletian's Palace has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then contemplate the long history of Old Split, and finally look for gifts at Break Time - Nautical Bracelets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fortress Mirabella (Peovica), steep yourself in history at Fortress Starigrad (Fortica), then hunt for treasures at Split Market, and finally take an in-depth tour of Split Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Split planning site .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Split by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Krka National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Omis
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Old Split ©
Old Split
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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hours
Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plitvice Lakes National Park. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Krka National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Split to Krka National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Krka National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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day
Hvar, Croatia

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Forko souvenir shop, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of St Stephen, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy.

Plan a Hvar trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Krka National Park to Hvar by car takes about 3 hours. August in Hvar sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Stari Grad, Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy ©
Forko souvenir shop ©
Forko souvenir shop

3
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Get outdoors at Rastoke and Konjicki Klub Rakovica. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bear Sanctuary and Ciginovac Lake. When in Plitvice Lakes National Park, make a side trip to see Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla in Smiljan, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Veliki Prstavac and explore the activities along Milanovac Lake.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hvar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla, Bear Sanctuary, Rastoke
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Rastoke ©
Rastoke
Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla ©
Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac

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Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Plan trip to Rovinj with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rovinj takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. You will leave for Pula on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Rovinj

Outdoors Tours Parks
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nights
Pula, Croatia

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.
Let the collections at Museum Olei Histriae and MEMO Museum Pula capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Amphitheatre de Pula and National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Penizule Beach, explore the historical opulence of Kastel, see the interesting displays at Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery and Church of St. Francis.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Pula route builder website .

You can take a bus from Rovinj to Pula in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In August in Pula, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Penizule Beach, Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), Levan
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

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nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 27th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park, explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic, examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, then don't miss a visit to Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip website .

You can drive from Pula to Zagreb in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Pula in August, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Zagreb. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to London.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Adventure Tours
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb ©
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb

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hours
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Courtauld Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the London trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to London takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Zagreb in August: highs in London hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Museums
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The Courtauld Gallery ©
The Courtauld Gallery

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