16 days in Croatia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Sharm El Sheikh
+3
Fly + Foot + Shuttle + Bus:  11 h 30 min
1
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Bol, Brac Island
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Sharm El Sheikh

4
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Get outdoors at Cascades and Veliki Slap. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rastoke and Baraceve Spilje. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary planning tool

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Plitvice Lakes National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in October; daily highs in Plitvice Lakes National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rastoke
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
Rastoke ©
Rastoke

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Relax by the water at Punta Rata Beach and Brela Beach. Head to Riva Harbor and Filigran Splitfor some retail therapy. There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Marjan and get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Split road trip planner

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Plitvice Lakes National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Split, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brela
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Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Riva Harbor ©
Riva Harbor

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach and then take in the awesome beauty at Vidova Gora.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bol day trip planning website

You can ride a ferry from Split to Bol in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Split in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bol: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Vidova Gora ©
Vidova Gora
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dubovica and Ilirio's Hvar Tours. Relax by the water at Milna and Sveta Nedilja. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, look for gifts at Delicia Shop Hvar, do a tasting at Tomic Winery, and admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hvar itinerary builder app

Hvar is just a stone's throw from Bol. When traveling from Bol in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hvar: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 13th (Sat), kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach and then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Korcula Town trip itinerary builder app

Getting from Hvar to Korcula Town by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Korcula Town when traveling from Hvar in October, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Korcula Old City
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Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at War Photo Limited and Pile Gate. Head to Clara Stones Jewellery Store Dubrovnik and Tedifor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Gradske Zidine, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, make a trip to Dubrovnik Cable Car, and stop by Gift and Art Shop Medusa.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik itinerary maker site

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Korcula Town in October, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

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