16 days in Croatia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia Itinerary

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16 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: St. John's
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Rovinj
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: St. John's

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, wildlife, parks, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, look for gifts at Break Time - Nautical Bracelets, don't miss a visit to Gaspina mlinica, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Split trip planner .

St. John's, Canada to Split is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Newfoundland Standard Time (NST) to Central European Time (CET) is 4 hours. In April, Split is much hotter than St. John's - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Gaspina mlinica
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Scedro and then kick back and relax at Island Galesnik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): get great views at Spanjola, then walk around Sumica Park, and then head off the coast to Sveti Klement.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hvar planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Island Galesnik ©
Island Galesnik
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

3
nights
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Korcula Town side-trips: Vela Luka Marina (in Vela Luka) and Ethno Museum Barilo (in Blato). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Freestyle, learn about winemaking at Lovric Winery, get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Treasury Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kula Svih Svetih.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town trip maker .

Traveling by car from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 5 hours. In April in Korcula Town, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lumbarda, Korcula Island, Vela Luka Marina, Ethno Museum Barilo
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Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Vela Luka Marina ©
Vela Luka Marina
Badija ©
Badija

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town, then view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, then contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Outdoors Adventure
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
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 5th (Tue): wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb attractions planning tool .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Zagreb by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Dubrovnik in May, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Room Escape Games
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

3
nights
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then contemplate the long history of Porec Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with OPG Vosten. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Aura Distillery, then relax in the rural setting at Cadenela Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovinj trip app .

You can drive from Zagreb to Rovinj in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Rovinj can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vodnjan, Porec, Aura Distillery, Amphitheatre de Pula, OPG Vosten
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Old Town ©
Old Town

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