16 days in Croatia, Spain & Cappadocia Itinerary

16 days in Croatia, Spain & Cappadocia Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Split, Croatia
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Krk Island, Croatia
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Fly to Split, Ferry to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
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Ferry to Split, Fly to Goreme
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Goreme, Turkey
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Madrid, Spain

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip website.

Lima, Peru to Madrid is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Lima to Madrid. Traveling from Lima in September, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Explore Palma de Mallorca's surroundings by going to Alcudia Old Town (in Alcudia), Parroquia Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles (in Pollenca) and Playa de Alcudia (in Port d'Alcudia). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Arta, observe the fascinating underwater world at Palma Aquarium, and get engrossed in the history at Palau de l'Almudaina.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Palma de Mallorca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Split.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

Split, Croatia

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
When in Split, make a side trip to see Historic City of Trogir in Trogir, approximately Trogir away. Dedicate the 8th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, stop by Break Time, and head outdoors with Avere Tourism.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Split online tour planner.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Split in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In September in Split, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Krk Island.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Krk Island, Croatia

— 1 night

Golden Island

A trip to Krk Island ensures you enjoy some Italian atmosphere and loads of Croatian culture.
On the 10th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Vrbnik and then admire all the interesting features of Baska.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Krk Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Split to Krk Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Split in September, plan for little chillier days in Krk Island, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Krk Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Hvar, Croatia

— 3 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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 11th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then get great views at Spanish Fortress.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvar tour builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Krk Island to Hvar in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Krk Island in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Hvar, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours
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Goreme, Turkey

— 2 nights
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Goreme route site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Hvar to Goreme takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Hvar in September, Goreme is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
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.

Cappadocia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Geologic Formations · National Parks
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.