12 days in Croatia Itinerary

12 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Zagreb
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Omis
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Foot + Train:  15 h
End: New York City

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 14th (Fri), walk around Zrinjevac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Lower Town and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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New York City, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zagreb, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lower Town
Lower Town
Zrinjevac ©
Zrinjevac

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, admire the sheer force of Sastavci, then explore the activities along Okrugljak Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Omis.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Sastavci ©
Sastavci

1
night
Omis

Omis ©
Omiš is a town and port in the Dalmatia region of Croatia, and is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County. On the 17th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Rata Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Brela Beach, and then explore the activities along Omis and Cetina River.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Omis travel planner.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Omis in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Omis can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Omis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

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 18th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Tomic Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach, and then head off the coast to Jerolim.

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Drive from Omis to Hvar in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tomic Winery, Dubovica Beach
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Speed Boats Tours
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Jerolim ©
Jerolim

1
night
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 20th (Thu), cast your line with a fishing tour and then kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Korcula Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Sveti Jakov Beach and Srebreno Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cavtat Cemetery and Zarkovica Animal Shelter. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Lopud Island, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Croatian War of Independence, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and explore the galleries of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik tour planner.

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cavtat Cemetery, Srebreno Beach
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Srebreno Beach ©
Srebreno Beach
Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach

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