14 days in Croatia Itinerary

14 days in Croatia Itinerary

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14 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Zadar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h
6
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Boston

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Broken Relationships, St. Mark's Church, Zagreb Zoo, and other attractions you added. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Park Maksimir, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zagreb Zoo, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Zagreb 360° - Zagreb Eye.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb online tour builder

Boston, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Zagreb. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Boston in July since evenings lows in Zagreb dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the bus ride to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Zagreb Zoo ©
Zagreb Zoo
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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.
You've now added Plitvice Lakes National Park to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip builder tool

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zagreb in July, expect nights in Plitvice Lakes National Park to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

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 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat and then pause for some serene contemplation at Zadar Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then make a trip to The Greeting to the Sun.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Zadar trip itinerary builder tool

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Zadar, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 63°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Scuba & Snorkeling
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Adventure Omis as well as Zipline. Your inner history buff will appreciate Diocletian's Palace and Trogir Historic Site. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Old Split.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Split road trip planner

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Split, with lows around 71°F. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off toHvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Omis, Historic City of Trogir
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Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Old Split ©
Old Split

2
nights
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 2nd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Ilirio's Hvar Tours. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hvar travel route website

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Wildlife Transportation
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours

3
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.
Gradske Zidine and Fort Lovrijenac will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Stradun. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, stop by Kokula Art & Craft Shop, and don't miss a visit to Dubrovnik Cable Car.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik tour itinerary planner

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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