9 days in Croatia Itinerary

9 days in Croatia Itinerary

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9 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Zagreb
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
2
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Zadar
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
5
Rovinj
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Toronto

1
day
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, and then take a stroll through Lower Town.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Zagreb is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Zagreb. Traveling from Toronto in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zagreb, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Croatian Museum of Naive Art ©
Croatian Museum of Naive Art
Lower Town
Lower Town
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll explore and learn at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and War Photo Limited. When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Cavtat Cemetery in Cavtat, approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, get a new perspective on nature at Lokrum Visitor Center, and take an in-depth tour of Franciscan Monastery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik itinerary maker site .

Getting from Zagreb to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat Cemetery
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Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

1
night
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, make a trip to Korcula Old City, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Korcula Town online day trip 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, examine the collection at Archaeological Museum Zadar, appreciate the extensive heritage of Narodni trg u Zadru, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Korcula Town to Zadar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Korcula Town in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zadar, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Church of the Holy Cross
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Archaeological Museum Zadar ©
Archaeological Museum Zadar
Zadar Cathedral ©
Zadar Cathedral

2
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jama - Grotta Baredine, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun. On the next day, explore the gorgeous colors at Tito's Park, then admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj.

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

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Zadar to Rovinj in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porec, Pula, Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun
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Main Street ©
Main Street
Jama - Grotta Baredine ©
Jama - Grotta Baredine
Tito's Park ©
Tito's Park

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