13 days in Croatia Itinerary

13 days in Croatia Itinerary

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13 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Vis, Island of Vis
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Trogir
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Zadar
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Pula
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
8
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h
End: Cape Town

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and then get your bearings at The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then examine the collection at War Photo Limited.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik online trip itinerary maker.

Cape Town, South Africa to Dubrovnik is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Dubrovnik is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in June: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Vis.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Vis, Island of Vis

Vis ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Eta atelier, then browse the exhibits of Bavul art, then Head underground at Green Cave, and finally kick back and relax at Stiniva Cove.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vis visit website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dubrovnik to Vis. In June, daily temperatures in Vis can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Vis

Shopping Museums Parks
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Eta atelier ©
Eta atelier
Stiniva Cove ©
Stiniva Cove
Green Cave ©
Green Cave

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 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Roko, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo di Diocleziano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Split road trip app.

You can drive from Vis to Split in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Trogir.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
Trogir

A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Trogir trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Skradin to Trogir takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Trogir sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Trogir

Transportation Outdoors Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

1
night
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 28th (Sun), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then make a trip to The Forum, and then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zadar online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Trogir to Zadar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Trogir in June, Zadar is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Zadar

Transportation Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
The Forum ©
The Forum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, and finally get to know the resident critters at Aquarium Pula.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pula trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Zadar to Pula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil ©
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

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 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

1
night
Zagreb

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 1st (Wed): stop by Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, then make a trip to Tkalciceva, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zagreb online driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Zagreb are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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