11 days in Croatia Itinerary

11 days in Croatia Itinerary

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11 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
2
Split
— 2 nights
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Rovinj
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik visit planning app .

Boston, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Dubrovnik. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in October; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 70°F and lows reach 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catcht the 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, then make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to Narodni trg, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Split online holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow 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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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, explore the activities along Ciginovac Lake, explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pevalekovi Slapovi.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Zagreb.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
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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.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, make a trip to Tkalciceva, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, and finally wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planner.

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovinj.

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

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Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Truffle Hunting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, and then relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rovinj using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Rovinj takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovinj, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trips

Porec, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Amphitheatre de Pula, Truffle Hunting
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town

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