With 10 days in Croatia, you can explore the family-friendly beaches and enchanting Old Towns of the Dalmatian Coast on a highlights tour or opt for an island-hopping trip of Hvar, Korčula, and Vis that's perfect for older children and teens. If you're looking to spend your evenings in charming small towns while ticking off bucket list day trips to Dubrovnik and Plitvice Lakes National Park, a family adventure to Trogir, Stari Grad, and Cavtat will delight parents and children alike.

Itinerary #1: Family Fun on Croatia's Coast: Split, Hvar & Dubrovnik

Explore magnificent landscapes and blue waters on this family-friendly highlights tour of the Dalmatian Coast. With three nights each in Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik, you can unpack your bags and get to know the deep history and rich culture that makes Croatia tick, all while keeping children entertained with afternoons at the beach and activities suitable for all ages.

Young boy looking over Dubrovnik
Exploring Dubrovnik as a family
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Split Split
Day 2 Guided Walking Tour of Split Split
Day 3 Croatian Family Cooking Class Split
Day 4 Private Boat Excursion, Transfer to Hvar Hvar
Day 5 Free Day in Hvar: Beaches, Watersports & Biking Hvar
Day 6 Hike The Lost Villages of Hvar, Croatian Peka Lunch Hvar
Day 7 Ferry to Dubrovnik, Tour Dubrovnik's Old Town Dubrovnik
Day 8 Sea Kayaking Around Lokrum Island Dubrovnik
Day 9 Free Day in Dubrovnik: Fortresses, Beaches & Local Farm Dinner Dubrovnik
Day 10 Depart Dubrovnik  

Welcome to Croatia! Your trip begins in Split, where, after checking into your family-friendly hotel, you'll spend your day exploring Pjaca Square ("People's Square") and roaming the maze of streets in Diocletian's Palace. The following morning an expert guide will bring you on a two-hour tour through Old Town, and after, choose between hiking up Marjan Hill or taking a trip to nearby Krka National Park. After a private cooking class and a relaxing evening, you'll wake up early the following day for a private boat trip to Brač Island, the Pakleni Islands, and finally, Hvar, your home for the next three nights.

Hvar is known for its incredible beaches and relaxing atmosphere. As a family, you'll have plenty of time to soak up the sun at Bonj and Dubovica beaches, explore the 16th-century Španjola Fortress, and bike through the island's scenic olive groves. After a private tour of Hvar's interior, you'll wake up early the next morning to catch a ferry to Dubrovnik. Get to know this walled city inside and out with a private tour, a cable ride up Srđ, and a sea kayak around the island of Lokrum. Then, before catching your flight home, you'll have a full day to relax at Lapad Bay Beach or visit a local family farm in Čilipi. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Family Adventure on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

Split your time between the sea, mountains, and beaches on this family-friendly island-hopping itinerary of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. Perfect for older kids and teens, you'll have plenty of opportunities to swim in the Adriatic Sea, roam walled cities, and hike to impressive waterfalls.

Sail to the Elafiti Islands on this family vacation
Sail to the Elafiti Islands on this family vacation
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Split Split
Day 2 Private Boating Excursion to Brač Island Split
Day 3 Krka National Park Split
Day 4 Ferry to Hvar Island Hvar
Day 5 Private Day Trip to the Green & Blue Caves Hvar
Day 6 Ferry to Korčula Island Korčula
Day 7 Korčula Kayaking Excursion Korčula
Day 8 Ferry to Dubrovnik, Walking Tour Dubrovnik
Day 9 Private Boating Excursion to the Elafiti Islands Dubrovnik
Day 10 Depart Dubrovnik  

Your adventure starts in Split's historic and bustling city, known for its labyrinth of streets in the 350 CE Diocletian's Palace. After spending your first day settling in, you'll pack your beach gear and head out for a family-friendly boat excursion to Brač Island, then the following day, trade in the Adriatic Sea for a trip to Krka National Park. Spend your day admiring the cascading waterfall of Skradinski Buk, then back in Split, pack your bags for an early morning ferry ride to Hvar the next day.

With two days on Hvar, you'll have plenty of time to explore Hvar Town's surroundings and visit the famous Blue and Green Caves on the island of Vis. The second half of your trip brings you to Korčula Island, known for its slower pace, rocky forests of Žrnovo Nature Park, and calm bays perfect for kayaking as a family. Refreshed, it's then time to catch a ferry to Dubrovnik. Spend your last two days happily lost in Old Town's narrow streets and sailing between the Elafiti Islands before heading to Dubrovnik Airport for your flight home. Learn more

Plan your trip to Croatia
Chat with a local specialist who can help organize your trip.

Itinerary #3: Dalmatian Coast Family Adventure: Trogir, Stari Grad & Cavtat

Base yourself in family-friendly small towns away from the crowds while exploring Croatia's bucket list destinations on this beach and nature-packed itinerary. Each day will delight children of all ages as you cycle, boat, hike, and kayak your way down the Dalmatian Coast, while adults will enjoy learning about the region's rich history and indulging in local cuisine.

Mother and son enjoying Dalmatian Coast trip
Play in the blue waters of the Dalmatian Coast
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Trogir Trogir
Day 2 Day Trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park Trogir
Day 3 Beach Day in Trogir, Tour Šibenik Trogir
Day 4 Private Boat Excursion, Transfer to Stari Grad Stari Grad
Day 5 Explore Hvar Island Stari Grad
Day 6 Caves & Beaches of Vis Island Stari Grad
Day 7 Transfer to Cavtat Cavtat
Day 8 Day Trip to Dubrovnik Cavtat
Day 9 Family Farm Visit & Meal Cavtat
Day 10 Transfer to Dubrovnik, Depart  

Begin your Croatian family adventure with a short transfer from Split Airport to Trogir, where you'll be based for your first three nights. After spending your first day exploring the UNESCO-listed Old Town, you'll be ready for a guided tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park, famous for its picture-perfect terraced lakes and limestone canyons. Enjoy a day beach-hopping between Pantan Beach and Okrug Gornji Beach; then it's time to hop aboard a private boat for a full-day trip around the island of Brač, the Pakleni Islands, and lastly, Hvar Island, where you'll settle in for another three nights in Stari Grad.

Adjusted to the slower pace of island life, you'll spend a day cycling through the Stari Grad Plains and kayaking through the Ždrilca Channel, then embark on a guided tour to the Blue and Green Caves. The following morning you'll ferry to Dubrovnik and transfer to the medieval town of Cavtat. This small town is perfect for children to take in ancient architecture, and with a day trip planned to Dubrovnik, you can tick off the walk of the city walls while enjoying quieter evenings. End your adventure with a visit to a local farm in Čilipi; then, it's time to say goodbye to Croatia at Dubrovnik Airport. Learn more

More Great 10-Day Croatia Itineraries

Looking for more inspiration for your trip to Croatia? Check out these other 10-day Croatia itineraries, with outdoor adventures, cultural trips, and best-of tours to hit the highlights.


Map of 10 Days in Croatia - 3 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas
Map of 10 Days in Croatia - 3 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas