33 days in Croatia & Australia Itinerary

33 days in Croatia & Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Croatia & Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
1
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
+3
bus + tram + shuttle + Fly:  28​h
6
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
9
Port Douglas, Australia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States


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3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Go for a jaunt from Split to Sibenik to see Sokolarski Raptor Centre about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, walk around Marjan Park, appreciate the history behind Grgur Ninski Statue, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner .

New York City, USA to Split is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Split. In August in Split, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Sokolarski Raptor Centre, Church Of St. Roch
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River Rafting & Tubing
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

3
nights
Hvar, Croatia

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.
Hvar is known for nightlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, step off the mainland to explore Jerolim Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hvar holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In August in Hvar, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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: take a stroll through Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip builder site .

Ride a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

4
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Explore Korcula Town's surroundings by going to Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato), Proizd Island (in Vela Luka) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Korcula Old City, kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach, and see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town route app .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 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 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Ethno Museum Barilo, Proizd Island, Vela Przina Beach
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Pupnatska Luca Beach ©
Pupnatska Luca Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Proizd Island ©
Proizd Island

1
night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

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 16th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake, explore the activities along Ciginovac Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then admire the sheer force of Milanovacki Slap, and finally admire the sheer force of Pevalekovi Slapovi.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Korcula Town to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake
Pevalekovi Slapovi ©
Pevalekovi Slapovi

3
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney route planning app .

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sydney by combination of bus and flight takes about 28 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, train, and flight. Traveling from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Melbourne at 57°F and lows at 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

3
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 80°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
nights
Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, trails, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, walk around Munro Martin Parklands, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

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Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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