9 days in Croatia Itinerary

9 days in Croatia Itinerary

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9 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  15​h
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Split
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Newark

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.
Walls of Dubrovnik and Rector's Palace will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at War Photo Limited and Franciscan Monastery. Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Old Town, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip site .

Newark, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

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Cavtat Old Town
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town

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 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pupnatska Luca Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Bags by Kristina.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Vela Przina Beach
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Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
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Bags by Kristina

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): kick back and relax at Dubovica, then get great views at Spanjola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, stroll through Mlini Beach, and then get outside with Milna.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar road trip app .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Hvar in 5 hours. July in Hvar sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Jaman Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, and finally delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): look for gifts at Break Time - Nautical Bracelets and then learn about winemaking at Putalj Winery.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Split holiday planner.

Getting from Hvar to Split by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery

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