Most people visiting Split, Dubrovnik, and Ston spend about 8 to 10 days in Croatia, which usually includes some time in Hvar and Korcula as well. For travelers wanting to visit Split, Dubrovnik, and Ston exclusively, plan a week to eight days for a well-paced trip. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as five or six days. For the best itineraries, including Split, Dubrovnik, and Ston, keep reading below.

How many days do you need in Split, Dubrovnik & Ston?

  • Most travelers spend 7-8 days in Split, Dubrovnik, and Ston combined
  • Visiting Split, Dubrovnik, and Ston in 5 or 6 days is possible but will feel rushed
  • With 9 or more days, most travelers choose to add more stops to their trip
  • The most common extensions are Korčula, Skradin, and Hvar

How Many Days to Spend in Dubrovnik

Recommended Itineraries for Split, Dubrovnik & Ston

Recommended Itinerary for 1 Week

Dubrovnik Walls at Sunset
Dubrovnik Walls at Sunset
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Dubrovnik - Explore Dubrovnik
Day 2 Discover Dubrovnik's Old Town, beaches, and islands Dubrovnik
Day 3 Explore Korčula Island via the vineyards of Pelješac Peninsula Korčula
Day 4 Transfer to Split - Enjoy Diocletian's Palace and Marjan Park Split
Day 5 Swim in the waterfalls of Krka National Park Split
Day 6 Visit the medieval city of Trogir and the Roman Klis Fortress Split
Day 7 Depart Split  

This tour of the Dalmatian Coast explores the historical Old Towns of Dubrovnik, Split, and Trogir, with their cobbled streets and medieval sites. You'll enjoy a day trip to the Pelješac Peninsula and Korčula Island for wine and oyster tastings and to explore the old walls of Ston. Escape the city with a swim in the waterfalls of Krka National Park, and discover the old Roman city of Salona with its large amphitheater and impressive Klis Fortress. Read more

Recommended Itinerary for 8 Days

Explore the Pelješac Peninsula and catch a ferry to Korčula from Orebić
Explore the Pelješac Peninsula and catch a ferry to Korčula from Orebić
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
Day 2 Dubrovnik, explore the Old town Dubrovnik
Day 3 Explore Dubrovnik area :Cavtat and Sokol/Falcon tower or Elaphiti islands Dubrovnik
Day 4 Pelješac penisula and Korčula Ston
Day 5 Explore Split -Diocletians palace Split
Day 6 Krka National Park- Skradin
Day 7 Trogir and area of Split Split
Day 8 Split - Departure  

Journey along the southern Dalmatian coast from the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik, to the historic port city of Split. This eight-day itinerary features the perfect combination of popular attractions, including Korčula Town and Krka National Park, with the slightly less obvious Cavtat, Koločep, Trogir, and Klis. Along the way, you'll discover ancient Roman ruins and medieval town centers, dine on mussels, sample local wines, and tour the Pelješac Peninsula. Read more

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Extended Itineraries

10-Day Itinerary Including Hvar & Korčula

Dubrovnik's famous walled city
Dubrovnik's famous walled city
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Split! Split
Day 2 Historical Walking Tour of Split Split
Day 3 Ferry from Split to Hvar, Sunset Sea Kayaking Hvar Town
Day 4 Sail the Pakleni Islands Archipelago Hvar Town
Day 5 Ferry from Hvar to Korčula, Cycling & Wine Tasting Tour in Lumbarda Korčula Town
Day 6 Korčula to Ston via Pelješac Peninsula Ston
Day 7 Explore Ston, Transfer to Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
Day 8 Historical Walking Tour of Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
Day 9 Day Trip to Montenegro Dubrovnik
Day 10 Depart Dubrovnik  

This 10-day itinerary of the Dalmatian coast features a perfect mix of culture, history, and relaxation as you discover ancient Roman cities, island villages, rugged landscapes, and coastal ramparts. Begin with a walking tour of Split before kayaking, sailing, and cycling the islands of Hvar and Korčula, working your way south through the Pelješac Peninsula to visit Ston. End your stay in medieval Dubrovnik, where you'll have the day to explore beautiful beaches and medieval villages along Montenegro's Adriatic coastline. Read more

2-Week Itinerary Including Plitvice Lakes, Hvar, Skradin, Zagreb & Korčula

View's over Korčula's Old Town
View's over Korčula's Old Town
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Zagreb - Arrival Day & Sightseeing Zagreb
Day 2 Castles of Northern Croatia - Zagorje region Zagreb
Day 3 Leaving Zagreb and exploring Plitvice Lakes National Park Plitvice Lakes
Day 4 Visit to Zadar and overnight in Skradin Skradin
Day 5 National park Krka - (Trogir)- Split Split
Day 6 Explore Split Town area Split
Day 7 Getting to Hvar and exploring the town Hvar
Day 8 Optional Day in Hvar Hvar
Day 9 Korčula Korčula
Day 10 Explore Korčula island Korčula
Day 11 Pelješac penisula and Ston- triple atraction - from Korčula Ston
Day 12 Dubrovnik Old Town and the City Walls Dubrovnik
Day 13 Explore Dubrovnik area : Cavtat and Sokol/Falcon tower or Elaphiti islands Dubrovnik
Day 14 Goodbye Dubrovnik  

Two weeks is the perfect amount of time to explore the best of Croatia’s UNESCO-listed cities, rugged wine country, and idyllic islands. On this immersive self-drive adventure, you'll set off from the northern capital of Zagreb, discovering enchanting castles and pristine national parks as you head south toward the spectacular Dalmatian Coast. After unforgettable stops in Zadar, Skradin, Split, Hvar, and Korčula, your journey comes to an end in the historic Adriatic fortress of Dubrovnik. Read more

How to travel between Split, Dubrovnik & Ston

How to get to Split
There are a number of ways to travel to Split from within Croatia's most popular cities and regions, namely Dubrovnik, Istria, and Zagreb. Read more

How to get from Dubrovnik to Ston
The walled city of Ston and its saltworks located on the Pelješac peninsula in southern Croatia are popular attractions for travelers. There are only 34 miles separating Ston from Dubrovnik, making this an easy day trip. Read more

How to get to Dubrovnik
The easiest and quickest way to travel to Dubrovnik is to fly: Dubrovnik airport has several international connections as well as daily flights to the capital Zagreb, and other domestic destinations, including Rijeka, Osijek, and Split. Read more


Map of Split, Dubrovnik & Ston: Best Itinerary Ideas
Map of Split, Dubrovnik & Ston: Best Itinerary Ideas