18 days in Croatia & Venice Itinerary

18 days in Croatia & Venice Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly + Shuttle:  13 h 45 min
1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry:  4 h
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus:  5 h 30 min
5
Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
ferry:  5 h
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Montreal, Canada

4
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sveti Jakov Beach, Adriatic Kayak Tours and Rector's Palace. Explore hidden gems such as Cavtat Old Town and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Dubrovnik City Walls and War Photo Limited are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Stradun, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, visit Old Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dominican Monastery.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary app.

Montreal, Canada to Dubrovnik is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Montreal to Dubrovnik, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in May, Dubrovnik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Hvar, Croatia

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sveta Nedilja as well as St. Stephen's Cathedral. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get active on the water at Ilirio's Hvar Tours and then kick back and relax at Sveta Nedilja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar online trip planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Hvar by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sveta Nedilja
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Split, Marjan Park and Historic City of Trogir. Visit Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Palazzo di Diocleziano for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galerija Mestrovic and Split Archaeological Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. In June in Split, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Historic City of Trogir
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Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Explore hidden gems such as Veliki Slap and Bear Sanctuary. Take a break from the city and head to Plitvice Lakes National Park and Mali Buk. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Sastavci and explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip app.

You can drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pula.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bear Sanctuary
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
Sastavci ©
Sastavci

2
nights
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Temple Of Augustus has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Francis, see the interesting displays at Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, then examine the collection at Museum Olei Histriae, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pula tour planner.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Pula in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum
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Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Museum Olei Histriae ©
Museum Olei Histriae

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You've added Piazza San Marco, Gallerie dell'Accademia, Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visit Doge's Palace and Campo del Ghetto for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Marco and Basilica of St. Anthony. There's more to do: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Venice road trip tool.

Drive from Pula to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Basilica of St. Anthony
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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