17 days in Venice & Croatia Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Rovinj, Croatia
— 3 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights


Venice, Italy — 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto and then stop by Cannaregio.

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Seattle, USA to Venice is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Venice due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in January since evenings lows in Venice dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovinj.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Rovinj, Croatia — 3 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Port of Rovinj, get to know the fascinating history of Main Street, and then take a stroll through Old Town. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then explore the ancient world of Pula Arena, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Francis.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovinj online road trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Rovinj in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In January in Rovinj, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Adventure · Outdoors
Side Trip
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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.
For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Split.
Nature · Parks
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Split, Croatia — 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Diocletians Dream and Galerija Mestrovic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Diocletian's Palace will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Riva Harbor, examine the collection at Froggyland, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Split holiday builder.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Hvar.
Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Hvar, Croatia — 2 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Benedictine Monastery, admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, and then head off the coast to Jerolim.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hvar trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Korcula Town.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Side Trips
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Korcula Town, Croatia — 2 nights

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 15th (Sun), stop by Trezor Unique Handmade Jewellery, view the masterpieces at Atelier Abel, pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Town Walls, then steep yourself in history at Kula Morska Vrata, and finally view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Korcula Town online route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Get in touch with nature at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Banje Beach. Popular historic sites such as Walls of Dubrovnik and Church of Saint Blaise are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Red History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Mary of the Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation, and get great views at Minceta Fortress.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik sightseeing website.

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In January in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for home.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Croatia travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
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.