12 days in Croatia Itinerary

12 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia trip planner

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Fly
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Pula
— 1 night
Fly to Split, Ferry to Hvar
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Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zagreb
— 3 nights
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Pula

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Dvigrad, then experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and then delve into the distant past at Pula Arena.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pula road trip app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Pula is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Pula, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for slightly colder days in Pula, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Hvar, Hvar Island

— 2 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mlini Beach and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress, and then admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hvar travel route planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Pula to Hvar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Pula in September, expect Hvar to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Korcula Town, Korcula Island

— 2 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Korcula Town Walls, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through Pupnatska Luka Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Kula Morska Vrata, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Mihovil.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town day trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. In September in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Dubrovnik

— 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dubrovnik City Walls and Minceta Fortress. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cavtat Cemetery and Dominican Monastery. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, get advice or help at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. September in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Zagreb

— 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lower Town and Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata). Get some historical perspective at St. Mark's Church and Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Spend the 19th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Croatian Museum of Naive Art and see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dubrovnik in September; daily highs in Zagreb reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

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.