9 days in Croatia Itinerary

9 days in Croatia Itinerary

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9 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly + Shuttle:  14 h
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Split
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Zadar
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
4
Zagreb
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Islamabad

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.
On the 21st (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum and then wander the streets of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dance Beach, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then browse the exhibits of Art by Stjepko, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online sightseeing planner .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Dubrovnik is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Islamabad to Dubrovnik. While traveling from Islamabad, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dubrovnik, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

3
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Marjan Park. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Church Of St. Roch are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac) and Skrip (The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, Museum uja, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Old Split, wander the streets of Riva Harbor, and stop by Split Fish Market.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Split are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skrip, Jaksic Gallery, Church Of St. Roch
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Old Split ©
Old Split
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
Zadar

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 26th (Wed), make a short side trip with Day Trips and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Chrysogonus Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zadar day trip tool .

You can drive from Split to Zadar in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Split in February, expect little chillier with lows of 2°C in Zadar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Zadar

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. Chrysogonus Church ©
St. Chrysogonus Church

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 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of The Sacred Heart of Jesus, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at SS Cyril and Methodius Greek Catholic Co-Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Zadar to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in February, expect Zagreb to be a bit cooler, temps between 8°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
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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