11 days in Croatia Itinerary

11 days in Croatia Itinerary

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11 days in Croatia Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Dubrovnik
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— Few hours
ferry + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
Split
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
New York City

2
days
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): wander the streets of Lower Town, savor the flavors at Dolac Market, get engrossed in the history at Tortureum - Museum of Torture, stop by Handmade in Zagreb, then admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata). Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zagreb online travel planner .

New York City, USA to Zagreb is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Zagreb. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Zagreb reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

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#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Dolac Market ©
Dolac Market
Tortureum - Museum of Torture ©
Tortureum - Museum of Torture
Lower Town
Lower Town

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Dubrovnik Boat Rentals. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vlaho Bukovac House and Sveti Jakov Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Cavtat Cemetery & Cavtat Seaside Promenade). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, contemplate the long history of Dominican Monastery, and get great views at Minceta Fortress.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zagreb in September: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 77°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery
Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach
Dubrovnik Boat Rentals ©
Dubrovnik Boat Rentals

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hours
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for gifts at Bags by Kristina, stop by Coral Shop Irena, then look for gifts at Electric Ladyland Design Shop, then view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Korcula Town journey maker app .

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Hvar.

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#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral
Coral Shop Irena ©
Coral Shop Irena
Vapor gallery ©
Vapor gallery

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a stroll through Milna and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubovica. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and then head off the coast to Jerolim.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Hvar attractions site .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Korcula Town to Hvar in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In September in Hvar, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Milna ©
Milna
Jerolim ©
Jerolim
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

2
days
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 19th (Wed), examine the collection at Froggyland, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The St. Lawrence Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Kliška tvrđava. On your second day here, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Split travel route builder app .

Getting from Hvar to Split by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

The St. Lawrence Cathedral
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Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Kliška tvrđava ©
Kliška tvrđava
The St. Lawrence Cathedral ©
The St. Lawrence Cathedral

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