11 days in Croatia Itinerary

11 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Ferry:  3 h 45 min
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.
Kick 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 relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pula travel route site.

San Francisco, USA to Pula is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Pula at 86°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive 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
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil ©
Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pupnatska Luca Beach, examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, and finally explore the galleries of Vapor gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Vela Spila, then make a trip to Korcula Town Walls, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally make a trip to Atelier Abel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Korcula Town trip planner.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Korcula Town by combination of car and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. July in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough 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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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls

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 landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 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
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach, steep yourself in history at Spanjola, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery. On your second day here, do a tasting at Tomic Winery and then head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hvar trip builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tomic Winery, Dubovica Beach
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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): appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, stroll around Marjan Park, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Palazzo di Diocleziano.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Split trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hvar to Split takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Split can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
River Rafting & Tubing
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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