11 days in Croatia Itinerary

11 days in Croatia Itinerary

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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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Rovinj
— 2 nights
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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: visit Old Town, contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik itinerary planner.

Boston, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Dubrovnik, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in October; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 70°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to 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.
On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace, then don't miss a visit 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): don't miss a visit to Pjaca, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Split, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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.
On the 17th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, then explore the activities along Ciginovac Lake, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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You can drive from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to 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 18th (Fri), 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 team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features 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 ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Zagreb trip planner.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Rovinj

— 2 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 20th (Sun), take a stroll through Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, then delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Truffle Hunting. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, and then experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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Drive from Zagreb to Rovinj in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Zagreb in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovinj, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

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.