17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Start: Houston
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
Ferry:  4 h
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Rovinj
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Opatija
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
6
Zagreb
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  16 h 15 min
End: Houston

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cavtat Cemetery and Dubrovnik City Walls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of Saint Blaise and Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Croatian War of Independence, get to know the fascinating history of Lapad, and contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online trip itinerary maker.

Houston, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 18- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Houston to Dubrovnik, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in November: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 62°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat Cemetery
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Spanjola and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Dubovica Beach and Tomic Winery. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, stop by Delicia Shop Hvar, and get active on the water at Ilirio's Hvar Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hvar trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dubovica Beach, Tomic Winery
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 23rd (Thu), look for gifts at Filigran Split and then get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, stroll around Marjan Park, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and finally see the interesting displays at Froggyland.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Split road trip site.

Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. In November in Split, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

3
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj, view the masterpieces at Atelier Sottomuro, stop by Ribica Atelier, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, delve into the distant past at Dvigrad, then pause for some serene contemplation at church of Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Elizabeth, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovinj trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Split to Rovinj in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Split in November, expect Rovinj to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Opatija.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Bale, Pula, Euphrasius Basilica, Dvigrad
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dvigrad ©
Dvigrad
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

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hours
Opatija

Opatija ©
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, then explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Opatija trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Rovinj to Opatija takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Opatija

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rijeka
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Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes ©
Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

2
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, then stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption. Keep things going the next day: pick up some local products at Dolac Market, then make a trip to Tkalciceva, and then stop by Lower Town.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb tour app.

Drive from Opatija to Zagreb in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Opatija in November, with highs in Zagreb at 52°F and lows at 38°F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Lower Town
Lower Town
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

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