9 days in Croatia Itinerary

9 days in Croatia Itinerary

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9 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  22 h
1
Split
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Hvar
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4 h
3
Zadar
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Novalja
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Santiago

1
night
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic) and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, delve into the distant past at Grgur Ninski Statue, then appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, and finally take a stroll through Riva Harbor.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Split tour planner.

Santiago, Chile to Split is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Split is 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Hvar.

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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica, take a stroll through Milna, and then get great views at Spanjola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, then choose your vessel at HvarBoats, then look for gifts at Thesaurus Jewellery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Split to Hvar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. July in Hvar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Zadar.

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Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

1
night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 23rd (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Zadar Land City Gates, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ), and finally make a trip to The Greeting to the Sun.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zadar day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hvar to Zadar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Hvar in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Zadar. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Novalja.

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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Scuba & Snorkeling
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

1
night
Novalja

Novalja ©
Novalja is a town in the north of the island of Pag in the Croatian part of Adriatic Sea. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Caska Beach, then don't miss a visit to Rucica Beach, and then kick back and relax at Simuni Beach.

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Traveling by car from Zadar to Novalja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zagreb.

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Side Trip

Simuni Beach
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Simuni Beach ©
Simuni Beach
Rucica Beach ©
Rucica Beach

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 25th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, savor the flavors at Dolac Market, stop by Handmade in Zagreb, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Novalja to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Zagreb are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

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