12 days in Croatia Itinerary

12 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 1 night
3
Split
— 3 nights
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
5
Zagreb
— 1 night
6
Pula
— 2 nights

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: step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip planning site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Dubrovnik is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Dubrovnik is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Johannesburg in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Dubrovnik: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

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.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, contemplate the long history of Spanjola, and then kick back and relax at Mekicevica Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hvar holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Hvar, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step out of Split with an excursion to Church Of St. Roch in Kastel Novi--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, contemplate the long history of Old Split, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, and stroll around Marjan Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Split road trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In June in Split, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
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 13th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip planner.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Museums · Fun & Games
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Walking tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Pula

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
On the 15th (Tue), experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and then kick back and relax at Plovanije Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pula trip planner.

Getting from Zagreb to Pula by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In June in Pula, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Plovanije Beach, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil ©
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Plovanije Beach ©
Plovanije Beach

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