8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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8 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
1
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
2
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Split
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bol, Brac Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Rovinj
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Vienna

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Rector's Palace. Visit Walls of Dubrovnik and Franciscan Monastery for their historical value. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, make a trip to Pile Gate, and browse the exhibits of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik road trip planning website .

Vienna, Austria to Dubrovnik is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vienna in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
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 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica, then steep yourself in history at Spanjola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Milna, enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hvar online tour itinerary 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 July in Hvar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

1
night
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 19th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and then contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Split journey maker app .

You can drive from Hvar to Split in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Split are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

1
night
Bol, Brac Island

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Murvica Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zlatni Rat Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dominican Monastery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bol route planner .

Traveling by car from Split to Bol takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bol are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Murvica Beach
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Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery

1
day
Rovinj

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Mulini Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally wander the streets of STARI GRAD.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovinj online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Bol to Rovinj by combination of ferry and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bol in July since evenings lows in Rovinj dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Port of Rovinj ©
Port of Rovinj
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia

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