10 days in Croatia Itinerary

10 days in Croatia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Croatia trip planner

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Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
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Split
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pula
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik

— 2 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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, and head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

Boston, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in October, expect Dubrovnik to be somewhat warmer, temps between 70°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
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Split

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, then make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pjaca, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Split trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Split are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks
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Zagreb

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, stroll the grounds of Mirogoj Cemetery, then examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, and finally take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip planning app.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Pula.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums
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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 21st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Brijuni, relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and then delve into the distant past at Pula Arena.

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You can drive from Zagreb to Pula in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in October since evenings lows in Pula dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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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.