19 days in Croatia Itinerary

19 days in Croatia Itinerary

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19 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Split
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Zadar
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
6
Novigrad
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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, adventure, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, race across the water with a speed boat tour, view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik road trip planning site .

Vancouver, Canada to Dubrovnik is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Vancouver to Dubrovnik, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in August, expect Dubrovnik to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Mlini Beach and Hvar Beach. The adventure continues: get great views at Spanjola, enjoy the sand and surf at Mekicevica Beach, step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, and stroll through Dubovica Beach.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Hvar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, Tomic Winery
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Hvar Beach ©
Hvar Beach

4
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Bring the kids along to Punta Rata Beach and Museum of Senses Split. Step out of Split with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Omis--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano, stop by Filigran Split, contemplate the long history of Old Split, and pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Split trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Split are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Church Of St. Roch, Punta Rata Beach
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Museum of Senses Split ©
Museum of Senses Split

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Sumartin Beach, kick back and relax at Murvica Beach, and then stroll through Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn). On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Paklina Beach, then stroll through Lovrecina Bay, and then step into the grandiose world of Museum of Brac.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bol tour builder app .

You can drive from Split to Bol in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Bol

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lovrecina Bay, Sumartin Beach, Museum of Brac, Murvica Beach
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Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay

1
night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 25th (Tue), examine the collection at Solana Nin Salt Museum, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, then explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, and finally make a trip to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Zadar trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Bol to Zadar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Bol in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Zadar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Novigrad.

Things to do in Zadar

Transportation Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Solana Nin Salt Museum
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Solana Nin Salt Museum ©
Solana Nin Salt Museum
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Novigrad

Novigrad ©
Novigrad is a village and municipality in Croatia in the Zadar County. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia and then make a splash at Aquapark Istralandia.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Novigrad trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Zadar to Novigrad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Novigrad

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia
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Aquapark Istralandia ©
Aquapark Istralandia

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, and finally look for gifts at Dora.

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Drive from Novigrad to Zagreb in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Museums Beaches
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Walking tours
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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