10 days in Croatia Itinerary

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Zagreb — 1 night

Little Vienna

Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and finally wander the streets of Lower Town.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Zagreb is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Split.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Split — 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, and then take a stroll through Riva Harbor.

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Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zagreb in September: high temperatures in Split hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hvar.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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Hvar — 1 night

Croatian St. Tropez

Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): kick back and relax at Dubovica Beach, contemplate the long history of Spanish Fortress, and then admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery.

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Traveling by ferry from Split to Hvar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. September in Hvar sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.
Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Dubrovnik — 5 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cavtat Seaside Promenade and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Walls of Dubrovnik and Lapad. Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Church of Our Lady of the Snow, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, don't miss a visit to Onophrian Fountain, contemplate the long history of Fort Bokar, and sample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company.

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Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games
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Croatia travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
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.

Hvar Island travel guide

Lookouts · Nightlife · Islands
Island of the Sun
Hvar Island, "the queen of the Dalmatian islands," draws visitors to its beaches lapped by the crystal blue sea. Croatia's sunniest and longest island offers a mild climate, secluded pebble coves, ancient olive trees, vast lavender fields, and pine-forested hills. An important strategic and nautical point since prehistoric times, the island has been building its unique identity ever since. Experience the flavor of Hvar Island in small inns serving homemade wines, as locals sing old island songs. In contrast, the cosmopolitan Hvar offers luxurious five-star hotels, which can attract celebrities (and drive prices up). For a true Hvar experience, try private accommodations like hostels and apartments at private houses, which can service more diverse crowd. The town is crisscrossed by cobbled streets lined with Venetian palaces and offers exciting nightlife.