9 days in Croatia Itinerary

9 days in Croatia Itinerary

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9 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 15 min
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Omis
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
6
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Lisbon

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then get great views at Minceta Fortress, and finally steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dubrovnik Beer Company, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, learn about all things military at Museum of Croatian War of Independence, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Snow, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cavtat Cemetery, and finally explore the galleries of Vlaho Bukovac House.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik tour itinerary website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Dubrovnik is an approximately 9,5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Dubrovnik is 1 hour. While traveling from Lisbon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dubrovnik, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Vlaho Bukovac House ©
Vlaho Bukovac House

1
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Kula Svih Svetih, stroll through Pupnatska Luca Beach, look for gifts at Dekora . Korcula, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Vapor gallery, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town travel route planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 3 hours. Outubro in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Vapor gallery ©
Vapor gallery
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Kula Svih Svetih ©
Kula Svih Svetih

1
night
Hvar, Hvar Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): head off the coast to Jerolim, then find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, then admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hvar trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Hvar takes 5 hours. In Outubro in Hvar, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Omis.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Dubovica Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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night
Omis

Omis ©
Omiš is a town and port in the Dalmatia region of Croatia, and is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia County. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Brela Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Rata Beach, then explore the stunning scenery at Omis Cetina Canyon, then explore the activities along Omis and Cetina River, and finally explore the historical opulence of Starigrad Fortress.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Omis trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Hvar to Omis takes 2 hours. Outubro in Omis sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Omis

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Brela
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Starigrad Fortress ©
Starigrad Fortress
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Omis Cetina Canyon ©
Omis Cetina Canyon

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at The Lower Lakes, contemplate the waterfront views at Okrugljak Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Gradinsko Lake, then admire the sheer force of Sastavci, then explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, and finally admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Omis to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap
Sastavci ©
Sastavci

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Zagreb

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then wander the streets of Lower Town, and then admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, examine the collection at Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, and finally make a trip to Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata).

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Outubro in Zagreb sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Croatian Museum of Naive Art ©
Croatian Museum of Naive Art
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) ©
Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata)

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