17 days in Croatia Itinerary

17 days in Croatia Itinerary

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17 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Split
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 8 nights
Ferry:  4 h
3
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Cape Town

4
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get in touch with nature at Climbing Tours and Omis Cetina Canyon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dalmatian Ethno Village and Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten. Step out of Split with an excursion to Trogir Historic Site in Trogir--about 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace and steep yourself in history at Old Split.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Split travel route planning website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Split is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Cape Town to Split, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Split: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten, Historic City of Trogir, Omis Cetina Canyon, Dalmatian Ethno Village
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Omis Cetina Canyon ©
Omis Cetina Canyon
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

8
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.
Popular historic sites such as Spanjola and Tvrdalj Castle are in your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Dubovica and Zavala. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Ilirio's Hvar Tours, step off the mainland to explore Scedro, stroll through Island Galesnik, and kick back and relax at Pokonji Dol Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hvar trip planner

Ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hvar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Stari Grad, Jelsa, Hvar Island, Sveta Nedilja, Dubovica Beach
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Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja

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 off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Franciscan Monastery. You'll get in some beach time at Sveti Jakov Beach and Beach Kupari. Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Srebreno and see Srebreno Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, look for gifts at Tedi, steep yourself in history at Stradun, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Gradske Zidine.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder app

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. September in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Srebreno Beach, Church of St Nicholas, Trsteno Arboretum
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Srebreno Beach ©
Srebreno Beach
Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach

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