11 days in Croatia Itinerary

11 days in Croatia Itinerary

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11 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  17​h
1
Pula
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  6​h 15​min
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
5
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Split
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: San Francisco

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, then admire all the interesting features of Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and finally admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pula holiday site .

San Francisco, USA to Pula is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Pula due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Pula at 86°F and lows at 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Temple Of Augustus ©
Temple Of Augustus

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 11th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach, examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Cathedral, then make a trip to Korcula Old City, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Vapor gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Vela Spila, make a trip to Korcula Town Walls, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally make a trip to Atelier Abel.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Korcula Town takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Vela Spila
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Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
House of Marco Polo ©
House of Marco Polo

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.
On the 14th (Sun), take a stroll through Old Town, admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and finally see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik road trip app .

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Tours
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik

2
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

Hvar ©
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.
On the 16th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Tomic Winery and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hvar trip builder app .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Hvar by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Hvar sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, stroll around Marjan Park, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Split day trip website .

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. July in Split sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
River Rafting & Tubing

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