9 days in Croatia Itinerary

9 days in Croatia Itinerary

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9 days in Croatia Itinerary

Milan
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Split
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Milan

2
days
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships and then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Crop - Authentic Croatian Gifts, stop by Handmade In Zagreb, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally stop by VINOTEKA VINTESA.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Zagreb trip itinerary planning app

Milan, Italy to Zagreb is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Milan in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Zagreb, with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Split.

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Ban Josip Jelačić Square ©
Ban Josip Jelačić Square
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

2
days
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace. On the next day, make a trip to Split Synagogue, stop by Filigran Split, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Marjan, then admire the masterpieces at Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, and finally appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Split tour planner

You can fly from Zagreb to Split in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in December; daily highs in Split reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Korcula Town.

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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Mestrovic Gallery ©
Mestrovic Gallery

2
days
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): do a tasting at Korta Katarina Winery, then view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, and then learn about winemaking at Bire winery. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Vinarija Toreta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, make a trip to Korcula Old City, then stop by Coral Shop Irena, then don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel, and finally have fun at Korcula Semisubmarine.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town holiday planner

Ride a ferry from Split to Korcula Town in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Split in December, with highs in Korcula Town at 14°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

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Bire winery, Korcula Old City, Korta Katarina Winery, Vinarija Toreta
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Korta Katarina Winery ©
Korta Katarina Winery
Vinarija Toreta ©
Vinarija Toreta
Coral Shop Irena ©
Coral Shop Irena

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Gradske Zidine, take a stroll through Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, and make a trip to Dubrovnik Cable Car.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip planner

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Korcula Town in December, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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