8 days in Dubrovnik, Split & Makarska Itinerary

8 days in Dubrovnik, Split & Makarska Itinerary

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8 days in Dubrovnik, Split & Makarska Itinerary

Start: Dubrovnik
1
Dubrovnik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Split
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Makarska
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Dubrovnik

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to AR Atelier or Art Gallery TALIR. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Walls of Dubrovnik. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Sunj Beach (in Lopud) and Cavtat Old Town (in Cavtat). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, and see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dubrovnik, use our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Dubrovnik Airport. In July, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Sunj Beach, AR Atelier, Cavtat Old Town
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Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

2
nights
Split

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Riva Harbor, walk around Marjan Park, and then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Split online travel route planner .

Take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Makarska.

Things to do in Split

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Historic City of Trogir
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River Rafting & Tubing
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

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Makarska

Makarska ©
Makarska is a small city on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, about 60km southeast of Split and 140km northwest of Dubrovnik. On the 23rd (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Makarska Harbour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sveti Marko, then enjoy the sea views from Sveti Patar, and finally identify plant and animal life at Park suma Osejava.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Makarska trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Split to Makarska takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Makarska sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Makarska

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tucepi Beach
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Sveti Marko ©
Sveti Marko
Makarska Harbour ©
Makarska Harbour

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