18 days in Croatia Itinerary

18 days in Croatia Itinerary

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18 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  31​h
1
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Rovinj
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Auckland

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Island of Lokrum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vlaho Bukovac House and Church of Saint Blaise. Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Cavtat (Cavtat Seaside Promenade & Cavtat Cemetery). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, admire the striking features of Church of St Sebastian, and get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik online trip itinerary planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Dubrovnik is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Dubrovnik. Traveling from Auckland in August, you will find days in Dubrovnik are warmer (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

2
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Pupnatska Luca Beach, then contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Korcula Town trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Vela Przina Beach
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls

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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 19th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, get great views at Spanjola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Milna, kick back and relax at Mlini Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hvar online trip planner .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Hvar in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step off the beaten path and head to Punta Rata Beach and Riva Harbor. Popular historic sites such as The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower and Cathedral of Saint Domnius are in your itinerary. Step out of Split with an excursion to Rkt. Crkva Uznesenja Bdm in Kastel Luksic--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Split trip planner .

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. August in Split sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, Church Of St. Roch, Rkt. Crkva Uznesenja Bdm, Punta Rata Beach, The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower
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Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Jama - Grotta Baredine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally take a stroll through STARI GRAD. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, then contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Round Tower, and finally explore the ancient world of Roman Ruins.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovinj online travel planner .

Getting from Split to Rovinj by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Split in August, Rovinj is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Porec, Amphitheatre de Pula
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Jama - Grotta Baredine ©
Jama - Grotta Baredine
Old Town ©
Old Town
Main Street ©
Main Street

3
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Zagreb

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 26th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then wander the streets of Lower Town. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planning site .

You can drive from Rovinj to Zagreb in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovinj in August, things will get little chillier in Zagreb: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Lower Town
Lower Town
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

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