18 days in Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Croatia Itinerary

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18 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  2​h
1
Pula
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Porec
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Pula
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
4
Rovinj
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Zagreb
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Dubrovnik
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Bol
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam


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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 2nd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pula online trip maker .

Amsterdam, Holland to Pula is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, expect Pula to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Rovinj.

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Historic Sites
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

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hours
Porec

Porec
With a scenic location along the Adriatic Sea and a basilica listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient town of Porec represents the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Porec holiday planning website .

Drive from Pula to Porec in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off toRovinj.

Things to do in Porec

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
Pula

Pula
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Drive from Porec to Pula in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You'll set off for Rovinj on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Pula

Outdoors Tours Parks
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day
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 3rd (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, stroll around Punta Corrente, take a stroll through Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally make a trip to Town Clock.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovinj sightseeing website .

Rovinj is very close to Porec. In September in Rovinj, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

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Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then make a trip to St. Mark's Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

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You can drive from Rovinj to Zagreb in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Rovinj in September, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (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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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Walking tours
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

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 5th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

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

6
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.
Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Old Town, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Franciscan Monastery, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik vacation planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore Split's surroundings by going to Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, contemplate the long history of Old Split, and make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Split trip maker .

Traveling by bus from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Split sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvar, Church Of St. Roch
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Dolina Blaca and then take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Supetar Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Golden horn from above, and then kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn).

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bol day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Split to Bol in 2 hours. In September in Bol, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Supetar
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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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