With 10 days in Croatia, you can sink into ultimate luxury while exploring from north to south on a fast-paced highlights tour. Or, slow down and hop between the Istrian Peninsula's storied villages and offshore islands. Other more focused itineraries include an island hopping adventure brimming with active excursions, an upscale cuisine and culture trip along the Dalmatian Coast, and a nature and culture tour featuring national parks and a detour into Slovenia.

Itinerary #1: Luxury Croatian Highlights: Zagreb, Zadar, Split & Dubrovnik

Perfect for first-time visitors to Croatia, this finely crafted 10-day highlights tour takes you on a grand adventure from Zagreb down the Dalmatian Coast to Dubrovnik. En route, pause for a privately guided hike in Plitvice Lakes National Park, stroll through the ancient streets of Zadar, and catamaran between Split and the islands of Hvar and Korčula. When you're not out exploring, unwind at select accommodations and mingle with locals over exclusive wine and culinary experiences.

Spend a night in luxury on the Adriatic island of Korčula (photo courtesy of Tara's Lodge)
Spend a night in luxury on the Adriatic island of Korčula (photo courtesy of Tara's Lodge)
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Zagreb, Explore the Capital Zagreb
Day 2 Discover Plitvice Lakes National Park, Transfer to Zadar Zadar
Day 3 Walking Tour of Ancient Zadar Zadar
Day 4 Transfer to Split, Food & Market Tour  Split
Day 5 Catamaran to Hvar, Half-Day Excursion Around the Island, Peka Dinner  Hvar 
Day 6 Luxury Speedboat Tour of Vis & the Pakleni Islands Hvar 
Day 7 Catamaran to Korčula, Lumbarda Winery Tour & Tasting Korčula 
Day 8 Catamaran to Dubrovnik, Old Town Tour Dubrovnik
Day 9 Konavle Region Culinary Experience Dubrovnik
Day 10 Depart Dubrovnik  

Welcome to Croatia! Your luxury trip begins with your arrival in the capital of Zagreb, where an overnight at the grand Esplanade Zagreb and a self-guided tour refresh you for the adventures to come. Speaking of, transfer to Zadar the next day, pausing en route for a privately guided hike in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Then, after a relaxing evening and an extended tour of Zadar's Old Town and waterfront, continue to Split for a two-day stay. The premier Piazza Heritage Hotel welcomes your arrival and provides the perfect place to relax between a sumptuous food tour and a hike on Marjan Hill.

From Split, board a catamaran bound for Hvar, where two days of dreamy island adventures await. Tour Hvar's vineyard-covered hills, take a luxury speedboat to the otherworldly caves of Vis, and spend an afternoon lazing on the Pakleni Islands. Next, continue by catamaran to Korčula and join up with an expert for an exclusive wine tour featuring family-run wineries. Your final destination, also reachable by catamaran, is Dubrovnik. Besides walking its famous defensive walls, you'll venture to a family-run farmhouse for a biking, cooking, and dining experience before catching your departing flight. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Luxury Croatian Cuisine & Culture Tour

On this food-focused itinerary, experience a lavish week of Croatian culinary delights, from fresh seafood to rich pasta and stews, complemented by fine local wines. Highlights include dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Dubrovnik, sampling oysters fresh from the water in Ston Bay, and foraging for wild truffles in Istria. Additionally, numerous chef-led cooking classes allow you to bring a taste of Croatia home, while privately guided walking tours introduce you to the country's storied culture.

Dive into the distinct gastronomy of Croatia with this 10-day food and wine-focused luxury tour
Dive into the distinct gastronomy of Croatia with this 10-day food and wine-focused luxury tour
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Dubrovnik, Guided Tour of Old Town, Michelin Dinner Dubrovnik
Day 2 Discover Cavtat, Family Farm Visit & Peka Meal, Sunset Hike up Mount Srđ Dubrovnik
Day 3 Free Morning in Dubrovnik, Konavle Wine Tasting Tour Dubrovnik
Day 4 Oyster Tasting & Farming Experience in Ston Bay, Transfer to Split Split
Day 5 Authentic Croatian Cooking Class, Self-Guided Exploration of Split Split
Day 6 Transfer to Zadar via Šibenik, Countryside Luncheon, Explore Zadar  Zadar
Day 7 Day Trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park Zadar
Day 8 Transfer to Rovinj, Truffle Hunting in the Hills of Istria Rovinj
Day 9 Istrian Cooking Class, Tour of Romantic Rovinj Rovinj
Day 10 Depart Rovinj  

As one of the oldest fortress cities in Europe, Dubrovnik impresses straight off the plane, especially with the 5-star Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik welcoming your arrival and the Michelin-starred Zuzori whetting your appetite for what's to come. Additionally, indulge in Croatian cuisine at a family farm and catch the sunset from atop Mount Srđ before wrapping up your stay with a wine-tasting excursion. Another unique culinary experience awaits in Ston Bay, where you'll sample oysters straight from the waters. Afterward, continue to Split, where you'll explore at your leisure and join a chef-led cooking class.

Venturing farther north, you'll soon arrive in Zadar and check into the opulent Hotel Bastion for a two-night stay. Spend your first night in this historic city, checking out its historic churches and scenic waterfront, then don your hiking shoes for a superb hiking-focused day trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park. From Zadar, transfer to your final destination, the lovely port city of Rovinj, and kick off your stay with an exclusive truffle hunting experience. Lastly, spend your final full day mastering the art of cooking traditional Istrian pasta and walking off your indulgences on a guided tour through Old Town. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Luxury Island Hopping in Croatia: Split, Brač, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik

Dive into an active exploration of the Dalmatian islands on this luxury adventure, designed for those seeking a mix of fitness, relaxation, and cultural experiences. Throughout, boat along beautiful coastlines, spend long afternoons at quaint wineries, and hike to scenic lookouts and through pristine forests. With the islands of Brač, Hvar, and Korčula serving as your base and Split and Dubrovnik bookending this trip, you'll fly away sunkissed and with a camera full of luxurious moments.

Discover the gorgeous islands and beaches of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast
Discover the gorgeous islands and beaches of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Split, City Highlights Walking Tour Split
Day 2 Private Boat Excursion to Blue Lagoon & Island of Šolta Split
Day 3 Ferry to Brač, Discover the Dragon's Cave Brač
Day 4 Hike to Brač's Hidden Spots, Relax on Zlatni Rat Beach Brač
Day 5 Ferry to Hvar, Traditional Peka Dinner at a Local Restaurant  Hvar
Day 6 Boat to the Caves & Beaches of Vis Island  Hvar
Day 7 Ferry to Korčula, Tour Korčula Town, Wines of Lumbarda & Konoba Dinner Korčula
Day 8 Day Trip to Mljet National Park Korčula
Day 9 Ferry to Dubrovnik, Explore Historic Old Town Dubrovnik
Day 10 Depart Dubrovnik   

Your 10-day island hopping getaway begins in the storied city of Split, and after spending your first day checking out city sights alongside a guide, you'll board a private boat and whizz between the striking Blue Lagoon and the coves of the island of Šolta. It's back to the port the following morning, but bring along your bags, this time for a two-day stay on the island of Brač. Your home here is the adults-only Hotel Lemongarden, and when you're not enjoying its private beach, admire 15th-century reliefs carved into Dragon's Cave and conquer a hike to the top of Vidova Gora mountain.

The next leg of your journey features the welcoming island of Hvar. After spending your first afternoon strolling the Hvar promenade and tucking into a traditional peka dinner, you'll dedicate a day to discovering nearby Vis island and the Pakleni Islands by boat. Then, continue by ferry to Korčula, where a lavish wine-tasting experience awaits, as well as a day of hiking amid forested trails in Mljet National Park. Your final destination is Dubrovnik, back on Croatia's mainland, and thanks to a private guide, you'll uncover the wonders of its Old Town before prepping for your onward flight. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Luxury Nature & Culture in Croatia

Immerse yourself in unspoiled landscapes and enchanting villages on this elevated multicountry nature and culture tour through Croatia and Slovenia. Over 10 days, make your way through the Istrian Peninsula to Slovenia's capital city and back down along the Dalmatian Coast to Dubrovnik. Decadent dinners, guide-led excursions, and day trips to Lake Bled, Plitvice Lakes National Park, and the island of Hvar make this itinerary perfect for those eager to keep on the move without worrying about travel logistics.

Follow boardwalks and trails through the lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park
Follow boardwalks and trails through the lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Rovinj, Truffle Hunting & Hilltop Towns Excursion Rovinj
Day 2 Discover Brijuni National Park, Dinner at Restaurant Puntulina Rovinj
Day 3 Transfer to Ljubljana (Slovenia), Visit Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle Ljubljana
Day 4 Day Trip to Lake Bled & Bled Castle, Transfer to Zagreb Zagreb
Day 5 City Highlights Walking Tour, Foodie Tour of Zagreb Zagreb
Day 6 Guided Tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park, Transfer to Split Split
Day 7 Day Trip to the Towns & Villages on the Island of Hvar Split
Day 8 Ston Bay Oyster Tasting, Transfer to Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
Day 9 Boating Excursion to the Elafiti Islands Dubrovnik
Day 10 Depart Dubrovnik  

Begin your adventure in the charming port town of Rovinj, unwinding at the artsy Hotel Adriatic and seeking out the elusive truffle alongside a local expert. Then, spend an afternoon pondering Roman ruins in Brijuni National Park before transferring across the border to Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital. An overnight stay here gives you ample time to explore the expansive Postojna Cave, visit the world's largest cave castle, and detour to Lake Bled. Afterward, continue to Zagreb, where an indulgent food tour and time to explore independently complements a stay at the premier Amadria Park Capital Hotel

Next on your agenda is a full-day exploration of Plitvice Lakes National Park's terraced lakes, which you'll tackle en route to Split. Once in Split, take the evening to laze at the 5-star Cornaro hotel before waking early to wander Hvar's charming villages and towns. Continuing south, you'll soon find yourself savoring oysters straight from the sea in Ston Bay and checking into a 5-star retreat in Dubrovnik. Following another leisurely evening, your final full day in Croatia unfolds with an exclusive boat trip to the tranquil Elafiti Islands and a delectable seafood dinner. Learn more

Itinerary #5: Luxury Tour of Croatia's Istrian Peninsula

From hilltop medieval villages to cliff-surrounded coves, Croatia's Istrian Peninsula is brimming with picture-perfect destinations, and this 10-day luxury escape introduces you to its finest. Perfect for travelers seeking a slower-paced trip packed with a mix of culture, cuisine, and nature experiences, you'll embark on a truffle hunting experience, boat to unspoiled islands, and uncover clues to Roman and Venetian times during guided tours. Additionally, let yourself be spoiled at premier restaurants and at accommodations specially selected for their comfort and style.

Relax among the vines near Rovinj (photo courtesy of Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery)
Relax among the vines near Rovinj (photo courtesy of Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery)
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Zagreb, Food & Culture City Tour Zagreb
Day 2 Visit Trakošćan Castle, Wine & Lunch at a Local Vineyard Zagreb
Day 3 Transfer to Rovinj, Istrian Pasta Cooking Class, Free Afternoon  Rovinj
Day 4 Truffle Hunting & Wine Tasting, Pula Boat Tour & Brijuni Archipelago Rovinj
Day 5 Day Trip to Grožnjan & Motovun, Dinner at Restaurant Puntulina  Rovinj
Day 6 Scenic Transfer to Opatija via Rijeka, Guided Opatija City Tour Opatija
Day 7 Full-Day Boat Tour to Cres, Explore the Island's Highlights Opatija
Day 8 Transfer to Šibenik via Zadar, Gourmet Experience at Local Winery Šibenik
Day 9 Day Trip to Krka National Park, Free Afternoon in Šibenik  Šibenik
Day 10 Transfer to Split, Depart  

Your adventure begins in Zagreb, where you'll meet up with a private guide for a food and culture tour, explore Trakošćan Castle, and enjoy a long lunch at a local vineyard. Next, transfer to Rovinj's 5-star Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery and settle in for a superb three-night stay. Spend your first afternoon uncovering the secrets of Istrian cuisine during a cooking class, then pack in a truffle hunting experience, a boat tour of the Brijuni archipelago's hidden coves, and a day trip to the medieval villages of Grožnjan and Motovun. Additionally, wrap up your stay with dinner at the top-rated Restaurant Puntulina.

From Rovinj, your adventure continues to the dreamy coastal town of Opatija. Dedicate your first evening to uncovering the town's iconic sites alongside a guide, then boat to the unspoiled island of Cres for a full-day tour of its quaint fishing villages. Afterward, pause in Zadar for a guided wander of its Old Town and continue down the coast to Šibenik for a delightful afternoon at a family-owned winery. Your final full day features a hiking experience in Krka National Park, and you'll also have free time to explore Šibenik independently before prepping for your onward flight from Split. Learn more

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Map of 10 Days in Croatia - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas
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