8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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8 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  8​h
1
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Split
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

3
nights
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.
Visiting Sveti Jakov Beach and Elaphiti Islands will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Cavtat Cemetery & Cavtat Seaside Promenade). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Lapad, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, and step off the mainland to explore Lopud Island.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik travel itinerary planner .

Valletta, Malta to Dubrovnik is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Valletta in September, expect Dubrovnik to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach
Lopud Island ©
Lopud Island

1
night
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach, examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Korcula Town journey planner .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. September in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Korcula Old City
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House of Marco Polo ©
House of Marco Polo
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City

1
night
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 6th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hvar online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 5 hours. In September in Hvar, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

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Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Trogir Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Omis Cetina Canyon, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic).

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Split can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Transportation

Side Trips

Trogir, Omis Cetina Canyon
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Omis Cetina Canyon ©
Omis Cetina Canyon
River Rafting & Tubing
Speed Boats Tours

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