12 days in Croatia Itinerary

12 days in Croatia Itinerary

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12 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
1
Zagreb
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Rovinj
— 2 nights
bus:  8 h
3
Zadar
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  3 h 45 min
6
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
End: Dubrovnik

1
night
Zagreb

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 19th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, and finally look for gifts at Dora.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Zagreb trip itinerary planning website.

If you are flying in from Panama, the closest major aiport is Zagreb Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Walking tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

2
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to Town Clock, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, take a stroll through Old Town, then look for gifts at Artrovinj, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Aquarium Pula, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and then view the masterpieces at Apoteka.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovinj online road trip planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Rovinj in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rovinj are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pula, Apoteka
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj

2
nights
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, don't miss a visit to The Forum, and then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Paseo Maritimo, examine the collection at Museum of Illusions, don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates, then take in panoramic vistas at Bell Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zadar trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Rovinj to Zadar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Zadar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Tours Transportation Outdoors
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Speed Boats Tours
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally stop by Filigran Split. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Split road trip planning tool.

Getting from Zadar to Split by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Split when traveling from Zadar in July, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Spanjola, then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery, and then head off the coast to Jerolim.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Hvar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hvar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Jerolim ©
Jerolim

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, get engrossed in the history at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and get lost in a book at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planning app.

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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