8 days in Croatia Itinerary
— 2 nights
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Bol, Brac Island
— 1 night
Drive to Supetar, Ferry to Split, Drive to Rovinj
— 1 day
Sun, Jul 14 - Sun, Jul 21
Dubrovnik — 2 nights
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.Get a sense of the local culture at Walls of Dubrovnik and War Photo Limited. Get some historical perspective at Rector's Palace and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, explore the galleries of Art by Stjepko, and steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac.
To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik travel route builder tool.
Vienna, Austria to Dubrovnik is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dubrovnik when traveling from Vienna in July, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Hvar.
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Hvar, Hvar Island — 2 nights
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 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach, take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Mlini Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.
For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvar trip planning site.
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 July, daytime highs in Hvar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Split.
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Split — 1 night
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace.
For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Split online travel planner.
Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. July in Split sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Bol.
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Bol, Brac Island — 1 night
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions.Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Murvica Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn), and then explore the galleries of Dominican Monastery.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bol trip planner.
You can ride a ferry from Split to Bol in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bol are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovinj.
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Rovinj — 1 day
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Mulini Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port of Rovinj, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, and finally visit Old Town.
For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rovinj travel planning app.
You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bol to Rovinj in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, train, and car. Traveling from Bol in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rovinj, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car back home.
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Croatia travel guide
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.