8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon
Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 15 min
1
Dubrovnik
— 1 night
Ferry:  3 h 45 min
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Novalja, Island of Pag
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Lisbon

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik online vacation maker.

Lisbon, Portugal to Dubrovnik is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Dubrovnik, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lisbon in April, plan for little chillier days in Dubrovnik, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace ©
Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hvar trip builder.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Hvar by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, then pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally stop by By Lyna Conceptstore.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Split trip planner.

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In April in Split, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Novalja.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

2
nights
Novalja, Island of Pag

Novalja ©
Novalja is a town in the north of the island of Pag in the Croatian part of Adriatic Sea. On the 6th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Vrtovi Lunjskih Maslina, kick back and relax at Zrce Beach, and then look for gifts at Sirana Gligora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at City Museum of Novalja - Roman Aqueduct, then kick back and relax at Caska Beach, then don't miss a visit to Rucica Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kolanjsko Blato.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Novalja trip planner.

Drive from Split to Novalja in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Novalja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kolan, Vrtovi Lunjskih Maslina
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Zrce Beach ©
Zrce Beach
Vrtovi Lunjskih Maslina ©
Vrtovi Lunjskih Maslina
Kolanjsko Blato ©
Kolanjsko Blato

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night
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 8th (Wed): wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then stop by Break Time, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zagreb trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Novalja to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Walking tours

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