20 days in Croatia Itinerary

20 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Bol, Brac Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 4 nights
Ferry:  4 h
4
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Pula
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Zadar
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
7
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get some historical perspective at Palazzo di Diocleziano and Kliška tvrđava. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic City of Trogir and Old Split. Go for a jaunt from Split to Brela to see Punta Rata Beach about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius and admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Split visit planning website.

Vancouver, Canada to Split is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Split. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: high temperatures in Split hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 16th (Thu): examine the collection at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lovrecina Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Golden horn from above, enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and then learn about winemaking at Stina.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bol trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Split to Bol takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lovrecina Bay, The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip
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Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip ©
The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip

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.
Spanjola and Franciscan Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Dubovica Beach and Pokonji Dol Beach. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, do a tasting at Tomic Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zavala Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sveta Nedilja.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar online trip builder.

You can drive from Bol to Hvar in 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Jelsa, Sveta Nedilja, Pokonji Dol Beach, Dubovica Beach
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dubrovnik City Walls and War Photo Limited. Get some historical perspective at Stradun and Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, get lost in a book at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and explore the galleries of Art by Stjepko.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik tour website.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Pula.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

3
nights
Pula

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.
On the 25th (Sat), admire the striking features of Decumanus Street, steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, then choose your vessel at Istra Nautika (Marina Funtana), and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Brijuni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pula tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Pula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pula, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rovinj, Porec, Istra Nautika (Marina Funtana), National Park Brijuni
Highlights from your plan
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Zadar

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 27th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Five Wells Square (Trg 5 Bunara), then contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zadar Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje).

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zadar online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Pula to Zadar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. August in Zadar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Church of the Holy Cross, Jadro Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) ©
Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) and Cathedral of the Assumption will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Broken Relationships and Mirogoj Cemetery. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), stop by Lower Town, admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, and stop by Crop - Authentic Croatian Gifts.

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

Getting from Zadar to Zagreb by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in August, you will find days in Zagreb are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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