8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Fly
1
Zagreb
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Split
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly

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Zagreb

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 9th (Mon), stop by Peras and then look for gifts at Vinoteka Vintesa. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Handmade in Zagreb, look for gifts at Notes of Zagreb, shop like a local with Dolac Market, then look for gifts at La Chocolate, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Vinoteka Bornstein.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb day trip planner.

London, UK to Zagreb is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Zagreb, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
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Split

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 12th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Riva Harbor, make a trip to Split Synagogue, look for gifts at Filigran Split, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Split Market, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Split itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zagreb in October, with highs in Split at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Dubrovnik

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Head to Art by Stjepko and Kokula Art and Craft Shopfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dubrovnik City Walls and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and explore the galleries of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip builder site.

Drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.