17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + Shuttle:  17 h
1
Dubrovnik
— 5 nights
Ferry:  4 h
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Krk Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Calgary

5
nights
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 Lapad and Cavtat Cemetery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Fort Lovrijenac. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Kupari, wander the streets of Old Town, and examine the collection at War Photo Limited.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik travel route planner

Calgary, Canada to Dubrovnik is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Calgary to Dubrovnik, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in June, things will get a bit warmer in Dubrovnik: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mljet National Park, Cavtat Cemetery
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery

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.
Get some historical perspective at Spanjola and Franciscan Monastery. Bring the kids along to Milna and Sveta Nedilja. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, choose your vessel at Ilirio's Hvar Tours, learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery, and step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci.

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Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sveta Nedilja, Tomic Winery, Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja

3
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Diocletian's Palace and Froggyland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Punta Rata Beach and Riva Harbor. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Trogir (Kairos Collection & The St. Lawrence Cathedral). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, take in the awesome beauty at Marjan, and stop by Filigran Split.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Split trip planner

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Split takes 2 hours. June in Split sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Krk Island.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Trogir, Punta Rata Beach
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

2
nights
Krk Island

Krk Island ©
A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
On the 27th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Soline Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Baska, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Trinity - Baska, then kick back and relax at Stara Baska (Old Baska), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Lucy.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Krk Island sightseeing website

Getting from Split to Krk Island by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Krk Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Stara Baska (Old Baska) ©
Stara Baska (Old Baska)
Baska ©
Baska
Soline Bay ©
Soline Bay

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun and then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Tkalciceva, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb itinerary planner

Traveling by car from Krk Island to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Krk Island in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

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