16 days in Croatia & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

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Train to Airport Terminal A, Fly to Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Positano
Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Newark


Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, adventure, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, get a taste of local nightlife at Culture Club Revelin, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and don't miss a visit to Onophrian Fountain.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik journey maker.

Newark, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in March, expect Dubrovnik to be a bit warmer, temps between 58°F and 45°F. You'll set off for Hvar on the 28th (Tue).
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Hvar, Croatia — 3 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
On your second day here, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hvar trip builder tool.

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 March in Hvar, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the ferry ride to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 31st (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, then stroll around Marjan Park, and then explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Temple of Jupiter, then don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Split road trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Hvar to Split in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. In March in Split, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Zadar.
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Zadar, Croatia — 2 nights

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Zadar itinerary builder app.

Getting from Split to Zadar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zadar, with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 4 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sorrento (Wine Tours & Tastings, St Francis Church and Convent, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Fornillo and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Positano planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Zadar to Positano in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Positano when traveling from Zadar in April, with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.