23 days in Dubrovnik, Hvar & Plitvice Lakes National Park Itinerary

23 days in Dubrovnik, Hvar & Plitvice Lakes National Park Itinerary

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23 days in Dubrovnik, Hvar & Plitvice Lakes National Park Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
ferry + bus:  52​h
1
Dubrovnik
— 7 nights
ferry:  4​h
2
Hvar
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lopud Island, Fort Lovrijenac and Kolocep Island. Popular historic sites such as Stradun and Church of Our Lady of the Snow are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Sveti Jakov Beach and Island of Lokrum. Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Gradske Zidine and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik road trip tool .

Helsinki, Finland to Dubrovnik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in July, expect Dubrovnik to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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Cavtat
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach

7
nights
Hvar

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.
Get outdoors at Sveta Nedilja and Dubovica. Franciscan Monastery and Spanjola will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Jerolim and take a stroll through Milna.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hvar online tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Hvar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

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Sveta Nedilja, Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja

5
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Lower Lakes and Mali Buk. Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park and Lukovo Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Plitvice Lakes National Park side-trips: Northern Velebit National Park (in Krasno Polje), Bear Sanctuary (in Kuterevo) and Rastoke (in Slunj). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap, take in the dramatic natural features at Veliki Prstavac, and contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lukovo Beach, Rastoke, Northern Velebit National Park, Bear Sanctuary
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Mali Buk ©
Mali Buk
Rastoke ©
Rastoke

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