8 days in Rijeka, Split & Dubrovnik Itinerary

8 days in Rijeka, Split & Dubrovnik Itinerary

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8 days in Rijeka, Split & Dubrovnik Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Rijeka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Split
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Rijeka

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take a stroll through Kastav, then get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare, then step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle, and finally go for a walk through Tunelri.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rijeka trip planning site .

London, UK to Rijeka is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Rijeka at 27°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lungo Mare
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Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Kastav ©
Kastav

4
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Zadar (Zadar Land City Gates & Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)), Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola) and Sokolarski Raptor Centre (in Sibenik). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Split online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Rijeka to Split takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Split are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Hvar, Zadar, Sokolarski Raptor Centre, Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

2
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.
On the 18th (Wed), wander the streets of Old Town and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik driving holiday planning site .

You can take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

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