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
— 2 nights
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
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Lisbon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls. On the next day, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and then head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in April, expect nights in Dubrovnik to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Adventure Tours
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hvar trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Hvar, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for gifts at Break Time Outlet Store & Atelier, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo di Diocleziano. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll around Marjan Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Mestroviceve Crikvine Kastilac.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Split trip builder tool.

Drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. April in Split sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Novalja.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
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 15th (Wed), stop by Sirana Gligora, stroll through Zrce Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Vrtovi Lunjskih Maslina.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Novalja day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Novalja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Novalja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sirana Gligora, Vrtovi Lunjskih Maslina
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Vrtovi Lunjskih Maslina ©
Vrtovi Lunjskih Maslina
Sirana Gligora ©
Sirana Gligora
Zrce Beach ©
Zrce Beach

1
night
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 16th (Thu): admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb tour itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Novalja to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, daytime highs in Zagreb are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

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