9 days in Croatian Coast Itinerary

9 days in Croatian Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Croatian Coast Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  14 h
1
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 45 min
3
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Pula
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Newark

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo di Diocleziano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, admire the masterpieces at Mestroviceve Crikvine Kastilac, and contemplate the long history of Old Split.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Split vacation planning site.

Newark, USA to Split is an approximately 14- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Split. In May, daily temperatures in Split can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, get great views at Spanjola, and then head off the coast to Jerolim.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip maker.

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In May in Hvar, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
On the 30th (Sat), visit Old Town, admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and then contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and then get your bearings at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Adventure
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

1
night
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 1st (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium Pula, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, and then relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pula trip itinerary maker app.

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 May, Pula is slightly colder at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Aquarium Pula ©
Aquarium Pula

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