15 days in Croatian Islands, Zagreb & Trieste Itinerary

15 days in Croatian Islands, Zagreb & Trieste Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
2
Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
3
Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
4
Trieste, Italy
— 4 nights

3
nights
Hvar, Croatia

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.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Spanjola, get outside with Outdoor Activities, step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Hvar online tour itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Hvar is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Hvar is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in July, things will get slightly colder in Hvar: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bol: Nerezisca (Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac & Senjkovic Winery) and Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), tour the pleasant surroundings at Paklina Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Golden horn from above, and take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bol day trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Bol in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Bol are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nerezisca, Murvica Beach, Jaksic Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Senjkovic Winery ©
Senjkovic Winery

4
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, and examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb travel planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bol to Zagreb takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Bol in July, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Trieste.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Walking tours
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

4
nights
Trieste, Italy

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Explore Trieste's surroundings by going to Bibione (Bibione Spiaggia & La spiaggia di Pluto) and Santuario della Madonna dell'Angelo (in Caorle). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, get outside with Grotta Gigante, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Serbo Ortodossa di San Spiridione, and examine the collection at Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Trieste road trip app.

You can drive from Zagreb to Trieste in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in July since evenings lows in Trieste dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Trieste

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bibione, Grotta Gigante, Santuario della Madonna dell'Angelo
Highlights from your plan
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia ©
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia
Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico ©
Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico
Bibione Spiaggia ©
Bibione Spiaggia

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