9 days in Croatia Itinerary

9 days in Croatia Itinerary

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9 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  14 h
1
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  5 h
3
Bol, Brac Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  14 h
End: New York City

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Omis and Cetina River and Brela Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Punta Rata Beach (in Brela) and Dubovica Beach (in Zarace). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Froggyland.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Split online trip itinerary builder .

New York City, USA to Split is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Split is 6 hours. June in Split sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Brela, Omis and Cetina River, Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Omis and Cetina River ©
Omis and Cetina River

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, identify plant and animal life at Rastoke, take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

1
night
Bol, Brac Island

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), tour the pleasant surroundings at Murvica Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bol trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Bol in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Bol are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Murvica Beach
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Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sveti Jakov Beach, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik road trip planning site .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Bol to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Room Escape Games
Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach

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