13 days in Croatia Itinerary

13 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Bus + 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.
On the 22nd (Mon), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and then steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Pile Gate, then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik route builder tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Dubrovnik is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Dubrovnik. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vis.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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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): explore the galleries of Eta atelier, then take in the exciting artwork at Bavul art, then Head underground at Green Cave, and finally stroll through Stiniva Cove.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vis trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Dubrovnik to Vis with the Route module. In June in Vis, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Vis

Museums Parks Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Roko, pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, and finally steep yourself in history at Palazzo di Diocleziano. Here are some ideas for day two: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, then identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Vis to Split in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Split can reach 32°C, while at night they dip 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 Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Trogir

A small Dalmatian town dating back to the Hellenistic period, Trogir represents a melting pot of Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences.
On the 27th (Sat), choose your vessel at Boat Rentals and then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Trogir trip maker.

You can drive from Split to Trogir in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Trogir can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Trogir

Transportation Tours Outdoors
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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, don't miss a visit to The Forum, and then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zadar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trogir to Zadar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Trogir in June since evenings lows in Zadar dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Zadar

Transportation Tours Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aquarium Pula.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pula day trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Zadar to Pula in 3 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil ©
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 wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park and then admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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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): take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, then make a trip to Tkalciceva, then put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb online travel route planner.

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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