12 days in Venice & Croatia Itinerary

12 days in Venice & Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hvar, Croatia
Taxi to Stari Grad, Ferry to Korcula Town
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 2nd (Fri), admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Raleigh, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Raleigh to Venice. When traveling from Raleigh in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Venice, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pula.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Pula, Croatia

— 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.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of National Park Brijuni.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pula trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Venice to Pula by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Pula are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zadar.

Things to do in Pula

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Zadar, Croatia

— 2 nights
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates, then don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then don't miss a visit to Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole, and finally steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zadar planner.

Traveling by car from Pula to Zadar takes 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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 7th (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then surround yourself with nature on Avere Tourism, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Split online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Split when traveling from Zadar in September, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Hvar, Croatia

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.
For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hvar journey maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Split to Hvar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. You'll set off for Korcula Town on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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Korcula Town, Croatia

— 1 night
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town tour builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Hvar to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. September in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. You'll set off for Dubrovnik on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 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.
Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Cavtat Old Town about 34 minutes away. On the 11th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, wander the streets of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, and get a taste of the local shopping with Art by Stjepko.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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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.