22 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

22 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

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22 days in Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
4
Skradin, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Bol, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market, and get a bird's-eye view with Air Tours.

Before you visit Zagreb, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Toronto, Canada to Zagreb is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Zagreb is 6 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip site .

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Kamenjak National Park and then experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, then don't miss a visit to Pula's Marketplace, and finally stop by Dolija 08.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pula route maker website .

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Pula in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pula can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Skradin.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Kamenjak National Park, National Park Brijuni
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park
National Park Brijuni ©
National Park Brijuni

1
night
Skradin, Croatia

Skradin ©
Skradin is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia, with a population about 3,986 . On the 15th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Roski Slap and then explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Skradin online trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Pula to Skradin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Skradin sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Skradin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Krka National Park
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Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Roski Slap ©
Roski Slap

3
nights
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.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, nature, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanjola, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, sample the tasty concoctions at Vunetovo Craft Beer, and head off the coast to Jerolim.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hvar trip website .

You can drive from Skradin to Hvar in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hvar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomic Winery, Vunetovo Craft Beer
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, wildlife, parks, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano, look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Split online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Bol, Croatia

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 22nd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and then learn about winemaking at Stina. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, contemplate the long history of Dolina Blaca, and then explore the historical opulence of Museum of Brac.

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Getting from Split to Bol by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Brac
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Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Stina ©
Stina

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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: wander the streets of Old Town, race across the water with a speed boat tour, take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, and contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip maker .

Getting from Bol to Dubrovnik by combination of ferry and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, trek along Vrelo Bosne, explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sarajevo trip planner .

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Sarajevo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Vrelo Bosne
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Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Sarajevo War Tunnel ©
Sarajevo War Tunnel

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