7 days in Croatia & Karlsruhe Itinerary

7 days in Croatia & Karlsruhe Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Drive to Zadar Airport, Fly to Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport, Drive to Karlsruhe
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Karlsruhe, Germany
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): wander the streets of Old Town. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, then don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and finally step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

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Frankfurt, Germany to Dubrovnik is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Frankfurt in May since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Split, Croatia

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for gifts at By Lyna Conceptstore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace. Keep things going the next day: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and then stroll around Marjan Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Split road trip planning tool.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in Split, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park itinerary builder.

Getting from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Karlsruhe.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature
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Karlsruhe, Germany

— 2 nights

Fan City

One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Hohenbaden Old Castle, then walk around Lichtentaler Allee, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, and finally try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the ancient design of Friedrichsbad, then take in the awesome beauty at Merkur, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Russe.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Karlsruhe day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Karlsruhe. In June in Karlsruhe, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Karlsruhe

Spas · Baths · Parks · Historic Sites

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Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.