16 days in Croatia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
+3
Fly + Foot + Shuttle + Bus:  18 h 15 min
1
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Bol, Brac Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4 h
5
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
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 4th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Cascades.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park road trip planning tool

Vancouver, Canada to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Plitvice Lakes National Park, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Plitvice Lakes National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Split.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

2
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Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Take a break from the city and head to Punta Rata Beach and Marjan. Get some historical perspective at Diocletian's Palace and Old Split. When in Split, make a side trip to see Trogir Historic Site in Trogir, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kliška tvrđava.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Split visit planner

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Plitvice Lakes National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Split, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Bol.

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Punta Rata Beach, Historic City of Trogir
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split

4
nights
Bol, Brac Island

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.
Visiting Zlatni Rat Beach and Zoo Station Bol will get you outdoors. Supetar cemetery and Parish church complex will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Bol with an excursion to Sumartin Beach in Sumartin--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora, do a tasting at Stina Winery, examine the collection at Museum uja, and get to know the fascinating history of Golden horn from above.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bol trip planner

Getting from Split to Bol by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Split in June, expect nights in Bol to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Hvar.

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Supetar, Sumartin Beach
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Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zoo Station Bol ©
Zoo Station Bol

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Dubovica and Ilirio's Hvar Tours. Popular historic sites such as Spanjola and St. Stephen's Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, enjoy the sand and surf at Milna, learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery, and admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hvar travel route planning site

Hvar is just a stone's throw from Bol. Traveling from Bol in June, expect nights in Hvar to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

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Side Trips

Tomic Winery, Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Island of Lokrum and Beach Kupari. Popular historic sites such as Gradske Zidine and Stradun are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubrovnik: Sunj beach (in Lopud) and Srebreno Beach (in Srebreno). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Dubrovnik Cable Car, take in panoramic vistas at Gornji Ugao Tower, stop by Tedi, and view the masterpieces at STJEPKO ART.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary planner

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sunj Beach, Srebreno Beach
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sunj Beach ©
Sunj Beach

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