10 days in Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Croatia Itinerary

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10 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Pula
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Boston

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, get engrossed in the history at Franciscan Monastery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik day trip website .

Boston, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Dubrovnik is 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in October, with highs in Dubrovnik at 70°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 16th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Narodni trg, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Split sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 18th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Ciginovac Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Milanovacki Slap, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park journey planner.

Getting from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

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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 19th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, make a trip to Tkalciceva, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, then examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, and finally take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zagreb trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the ancient world of National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Alpha Strike Laser Tag.

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

Getting from Zagreb to Pula by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in Pula. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

National Park Brijuni (Nacionalni Park Brijuni), Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

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