12 days in Croatia Itinerary

12 days in Croatia Itinerary

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12 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  15​h
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Rovinj
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Newark

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.
Visit Cavtat Cemetery and Lapad for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at War Photo Limited and Walls of Dubrovnik. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, and admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip planner .

Newark, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Newark to Dubrovnik, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Cavtat Cemetery
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Church of Saint Blaise ©
Church of Saint Blaise
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery

2
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Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 19th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, then examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, and finally kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town trip planning app .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Korcula Town can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Vela Przina Beach
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
House of Marco Polo ©
House of Marco Polo

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Hvar, Hvar Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica, then get great views at Spanjola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Monastery.

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You can drive from Korcula Town to Hvar in 5 hours. August in Hvar sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy
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Speed Boats Tours
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

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Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Dominic Church. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Roko, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Split trip planner .

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. August in Split sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovinj.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, Church Of St. Roch
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
River Rafting & Tubing

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Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 25th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Eufrazijeva Street, and finally explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula.

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Drive from Split to Rovinj in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect little chillier evenings in Rovinj when traveling from Split in August, with lows around 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Porec, Amphitheatre de Pula
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Main Street ©
Main Street
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula

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