15 days in Croatia Itinerary

15 days in Croatia Itinerary

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15 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 4 nights
Ferry:  4 h
4
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Let the collections at Museum of Broken Relationships and Croatian Museum of Naive Art capture your imagination. Head to Ban Josip Jelačić Square and Notes of Zagrebfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), look for gifts at La Chocolate, and browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb sightseeing planning site

Seattle, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Ban Josip Jelačić Square ©
Ban Josip Jelačić Square
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, admire the masterpieces at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Froggyland, then look for gifts at Filigran Split, and finally wander the streets of Riva Harbor.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Split trip itinerary planning site

You can fly from Zagreb to Split in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in September, things will get a bit warmer in Split: highs are around 81°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hvar.

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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

4
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.
Spanjola and Franciscan Monastery will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Delicia Shop Hvar or Forko -hand made souvenirs. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, stroll through Zavala, tour the water at your own pace with Ilirio's Hvar Tours, and take a stroll through Milna.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Hvar trip builder website

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Zavala Beach, Dubovica Beach, Sveta Nedilja
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gradske Zidine and Stradun. You'll explore and learn at War Photo Limited and Rector's Palace. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, stop by Kokula Art & Craft Shop, get engrossed in the history at Franciscan Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Dubrovnik Cable Car.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder tool

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In September in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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