16 days in Croatia & Brussels Itinerary

16 days in Croatia & Brussels Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Brussels
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
Fly
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Split, Croatia
— 1 day
Drive
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Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 day
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Brussels, Belgium — 6 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Visit Grand Place and Mont des Arts for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Leuven (Groot Begijnhof, Town Hall (Stadhuis), &more), Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud) and Begijnhof (in Kortrijk). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Brussels is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

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 26th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum and then contemplate the long history of Fort Bokar. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Annunciation, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, then take some stellar pictures from Minceta Fortress, and finally steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip maker app.

You can fly from Brussels to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect Dubrovnik to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hvar.
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Hvar, Croatia — 2 nights

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 28th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral and then make a trip to Zarace Village. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Glavica Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Stephen.

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You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 1 day

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 30th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Bacvice Beach, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then see the interesting displays at Diocletians Dream, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Split visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. July in Split sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Zadar.
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Zadar, Croatia — 1 night

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 31st (Sun), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, and then see the interesting displays at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zadar online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in July, plan for little chillier nights in Zadar, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia — 1 night

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the activities along Milanovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Great Cascades, and then explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 1 day

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 2nd (Tue): cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience and then explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Zagreb sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Croatia travel guide

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Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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