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Introducing Croatia

Once a secret destination for in-the-know travelers, Croatia is bursting upon the international scene. And for good reason: This small country on the shores of the Adriatic Sea has more than its share of natural wonders, beautiful coastline and picturesque islands.

When's the best time to go?
The spring (May & June) and fall (September & October) are the best times to visit in terms of good weather and to avoid the majority of the crowds. Mid-June through mid-September is the busiest time for visitors all throughout Croatia, so expect to bump into crowds during these months (as well as higher prices for accommodation). Winter sees the tourism grind to a halt in the islands of Dalmatia, but this can be a great time to see mainland Croatia and to check out Zagreb's famous winter market! Learn more

Where should I go in Croatia?

Croatia is best known for its national parks (Plitvice Lakes and Krka), its medieval coastal cities such as Dubrovnik and Split, and its more than a thousand islands along the beautiful Dalmatian Coast, including Hvar, Korcula, and many others. Whether you're into local cuisine, natural wonders, history, nightlife or active adventures, Croatia has lots to offer for travelers who seek unique experiences. Learn more

How many days do I need?
If you're short on time, five days is enough to have a great experience in one of Croatia's main regions, such as Dalmatia or Istria. For a great overall experience, however, you should aim for 10-14 days to cover multiple regions and to not feel too rushed. Learn more

Getting around Croatia
Croatia is a relatively small country with a great road network, making private transfers and rental cards the ideal form of transport for the mainland, and getting between key cities such as Zagreb and Split. There are also numerous public ferry routes accessing the islands between Dubrovnik and Split (subject to seasonality) and private boats for charter for getting between the islands. Learn more

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Croatia Tours & Itineraries

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Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands archipelago in the distance
Map of Dalmatia Adventure: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 8 Days
Dalmatia Adventure: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 8 Days

From Dubrovnik's city walls and limestone-paved streets to the ancient Roman city of Split, this 7-day itinerary features the highlights of Croatia's stunning Dalmatian coast. Enjoy three nights in the "Adriatic Pearl" discovering baroque buildings and medieval fortresses, savor Dalmatian cuisine in Marco Polo's hometown of Korčula, and explore the 14 wooded and rocky islets of the Pakleni archipelago on a guided kayak tour.

Plitvice Lakes National Park, just south of Zagreb
Map of Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days
Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days

Cover the highlights of Croatia in this one-week itinerary. Starting in Zagreb, the capital, you'll make your way south to Dubrovnik, stopping at Plitvice National Park and the ancient port cities of Zadar and Split. Spend a few days relaxing on the beach on the island of Hvar then end your trip in the medieval town of Dubrovnik.

Zlatni Rat Beach, Island of Brač
Map of Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Split, Brač, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Split, Brač, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days

The sun always shines on the Dalmatian Coast—one of the most scenic coastal drives in Europe. In 12 days, you'll have the freedom to explore on your own, starting from historic Zagreb and ending at the walls of mighty Dubrovnik with a wide selection of national parks and beautiful coastal towns to stop at along the way.

Highlights of Croatia: Split to Dubrovnik - 8 Days
Map of Highlights of Croatia: Split to Dubrovnik - 8 Days
Highlights of Croatia: Split to Dubrovnik - 8 Days

Croatia has something for all interests, with historic old towns, sparkling sea for swimming and kayaking, and beautiful hiking trails. See a bit of them all on this 8-day itinerary that takes in some of Croatia's gems: the lovely cities of Split, Dubrovnik, and nearby national parks and islands for wilderness adventures.

Beachgoers wade in the crystalline waters of the Adriatic Sea near Zadar
Map of Dalmatian Coast Family Holiday: Zadar, Split, Hvar, & More - 15 Days
Dalmatian Coast Family Holiday: Zadar, Split, Hvar, & More - 15 Days

Planning a two-week family vacation in Croatia may seem like a daunting task, but with plenty of activities for the family, the choices are endless. This itinerary is chock-full of cultural exploration and lazy beach days, from the historic city of Zadar and the small island of Krapanj to the ancient coastal city of Split and the stunning island of Hvar. You'll relax swim, snorkel, and kayak in the sparkling Adriatic, discover dramatic waterfalls and glittering emerald-green lakes in Krka National Park, and catch the most beautiful sunsets in Zadar.

Lumbarda Vineyards
Map of Wine Tasting and Cycling Day Tour in Korcula
Wine Tasting and Cycling Day Tour in Korcula

Korcula is known for its white wine. Grk wine is a white wine grape variety found in the village of Lumbarda. To take in the Korcula scenery and drink some wine at the same time, join John (who moved to Korcula with his wife Rachael 6 years ago from the UK) on a 4-5 hour tour cycling through Lumbarda. Taste the different wines while getting the local intimate experience which you will not find anywhere else.

Make the Most of Your Time in Croatia

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How Many Days Should You Spend in Croatia?

Whether you have two days or two weeks, you'll have a great time in Croatia with a little planning. Get to know Dubrovnik during a quick weekend trip, explore islands along the...

The famous hilltop town of Motovun in Croatia's Istria region
Map of 14 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
14 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks allows you to cover multiple regions in Croatia—you can visit the Dalmatian coast, the Istrian peninsula, and even Slovenia in one trip. You can see more highlights at...

Croatia Travel Essentials

All you need to know to get started planning the perfect trip
The Istrian peninsula coastline hugs the Adriatic Sea
Best Time of Year to Visit Croatia

Are you into water sports? Visit Croatia from June to September when the Adriatic Sea is warm. Do you want to hire a guide and his dog to go truffle-hunting or join a grape...

The Diocletian's Palace in Split, Croatia
Top Regions in Croatia

When you picture Croatia, chances are you're thinking of Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast first. But this popular area is only one of the country's five regions, each one of...

The Cathedral of St. Euphemia towering over the town of Rovinj in Istria
Going Off the Beaten Path in Croatia

Dubrovnik is Croatia’s indisputable hotspot, but the rest of the country is rich with wonders waiting to be discovered. Here is a glimpse of Dubrovnik, as well as lesser known...

Croatia Travel Advice

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Women rolling dough at a traditional food stand in Rijeka, Croatia
What to Eat in Croatia (and Where to Eat It)

Spicy seafood stews, sausages sizzling on the grill, homemade pasta topped with shaved white truffles, cakes made with juicy citrus fruits: Croatia has so much to offer gourmet...

Church of Saint Donatus in historic center of Zadar.
A Guide To Croatia's Medieval Towns

Stroll around the medieval town centers of Dubrovnik, Hvar, and Zadar (especially after midnight). Travel like a local by hitting the hippest spots in Croatia. These are some of...

Croatia Destination Guides

Detailed travel guides for the main regions of the country
The Diocletian's Palace in Split, Croatia
Top Regions in Croatia

When you picture Croatia, chances are you're thinking of Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast first. But this popular area is only one of the country's five regions, each one of...

The Cathedral of St. Stephen in historic Hvar Town
Unique Ways to Experience the Island of Hvar

Known for beautiful year-round weather, crisp white and robust red wines, summer nightlife, clear turquoise waters—and active outdoor excursions like kayaking, cycling, and rock...

Split hugs the Adriatic coastline and extends to the Marjan peninsula, the "lungs of the city"
Unique Ways To Experience Split

A dynamic port city with a medieval Old Town grown out of the 1,700-year-old Diocletian's Palace, Split bustles with modern life amid its ancient Roman setting. Cafés,...

Croatia Experiences

Unique things to do in Croatia
SUP off the coast of the Kornati islands near Zadar
Paddleboard in Kornati National Park

Mottled with patches of sage, the 140 islands of the Kornati archipelago range in color from gravelly white to pale ochre, together comprising Kornati National Park, a nautical...

On the hunt for wild truffles
Truffle Hunting in Motovun Forest

Surrounding the ancient sleepy hilltowns of Motovun, Buzet, and Vrh lies damp and dark woods, the perfect environment—and prime-hunting ground—for the elusive truffle. This...

Prepare a traditional Mediterranean meal
Cooking Class in Trogir

Located 45 minutes west of Split is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trogir, a port town on a small island just off the mainland. Encircled by medieval walls, Trogir's gorgeous...

Historical saltpans on Pag Island
Tour of Pag Island

Barren in its appearance from the mainland, the moon-like island of Pag is home to around 8,000 people looking after three times as many sheep, whose diet mostly consists of the...

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The rooftops of Dubrovnik
Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: Split, Ston & Dubrovnik - 11 Days

Discover Croatia's glittering Dalmatian Coast on this active 11-day journey through UNESCO-listed cities, pristine national parks, and sun-drenched islands. Explore Diocletian's Palace in Split, hike to waterfalls in Krka National Park, and set sail on the Adriatic to visit the island of Hvar. After cycling through the rugged wine country of the Pelješac Peninsula, your adventure ends in the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik.

Cycle your way across the Dalmatian Coast
Cycle Southern Croatia: Dalmatian Coast & Islands - 9 Days

Discover the highlights and hidden gems of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast on this 9-day cycling adventure. Starting in the ancient Adriatic port of Split, you'll explore the islands of Korčula, Brač, and Hvar by bike—pedaling past a backdrop of scenic coastlines, lush vineyards, and hidden beaches. Hop over to the Pelješac Penisula to cycle around its rugged wine country and peaceful lakes, then head south down the coast to end your journey at the majestic city walls of Dubrovnik.

Sunset over Zadar on the Dalmatian Coast
Self-Drive Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 11 Days

Experience Croatia from north to south on this memorable 11-day self-drive itinerary. Starting in the northern capital of Zagreb, you'll wind your way through spectacular national forests and scenic countryside to reach the famed Dalmatian Coast. Here you'll hop between UNESCO-listed cities and Adriatic islands, ending in the historic coastal fortress of Dubrovnik.

Croatia Travel Maps

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Croatia map: Top Regions in Croatia
Top Regions in Croatia
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Croatia map: 7 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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5 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Croatia
Travel specialist Robert Pinčević
active 11 hours ago

Robert Pinčević

I always say, do not consider me only as your guide, but as your friend, who is trying to make your trip more comfortable for you! At the end, it all about you, and if you are happy, I am happy! I...

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Travel specialist Antonia Ljuština
active 11 hours ago

Antonia Ljuština

History admirer, adventure-hunter, hot air balloon enthusiast, foodie, wine lover. After 3 years of working as a tour guide and travel agent all over Europe, I found my true passion right here, at...

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Travel specialist Sarah Cosic
active 1 day ago

Sarah Cosic

I'm originally from Burlington, Canada and I have always loved traveling, meeting new people and discovering unique places. Once I graduated university, I decided to take a year off to travel...

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Travel specialist Anna-Maria Frid
active 13 hours ago

Anna-Maria Frid

I come from the hospitality industry, where I've spent years working, after graduating from university. Hospitality and travels are embedded in my DNA as well as sports. Among other things, I am an...

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Trip Reviews for Croatia

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

October Trip to Croatia · Croatia - Oct 17 - Oct 24, 2021

Traveler: Jill O. - Local specialist: Daniela Pinčević

My husband, son and I visited Croatia this past October. The trip was planned by Robi and he was amazing every step of the way. During the planning process, he was extremely prompt in his responsiveness to my questions. I get overwhelmed when trying to plan a big trip with multiple stops along the way. So I let Robi take the reigns and plan our trip for us- And I'm so happy I did! I told him we wanted a trip with activity and also some relax time as well. He planned a perfect mix of... read more

My husband, son and I visited Croatia this past October. The trip was planned by Robi and he was amazing every step of the way. During the planning process, he was extremely prompt in his responsiveness to my questions. I get overwhelmed when trying to plan a big trip with multiple stops along the way. So I let Robi take the reigns and plan our trip for us- And I'm so happy I did! I told him we wanted a trip with activity and also some relax time as well. He planned a perfect mix of activity, nature, history and many amazing experiences. We started in Split, then Ston and then Dubrovnik. We hiked, biked, walked and had amazing adventures all along the way. A few highlights were touring the Diocletians Palace in Split, hiking Krka, oyster farm in Ston, climbing the wall in Ston, biking around the island of Mljet and enjoying a homemade meal on the water, wine tasting at Milos Winery- lets just say, I ordered a few cases :). Dubrovnik was our last stop and so beautiful, well, every place was beautiful. We toured the inside walls of Dubrovnik and enjoyed the amazing views. Robi was with us on every adventure, driving us and giving us the history of each place we visited. He was always available by text/Whatsapp, and very flexible with the planning and any changes we needed along the way. This trip was so fun, easy and beautiful, all thanks to Robi!

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Daniela Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jill,

thank you very much for your feedback and nice words.

We are very happy to hear you had a nice time in Croatia and that we were able to contribute to your experience.

Thank you for visiting, it was a pleasure to host you and your family. I hope you took some fond memories from Croatia.

Hopefully, our paths will cross again in the future.

Kind regards

ACDC team (Daniela, Robi and Bruno)

Let kimkim craft your ideal trip: kimkim rules! · Croatia - Oct 1 - Oct 15, 2021

Traveler: Diana O. - Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

We couldn’t be happier with our kimkim experience. Im not easily impressed and I don’t write gushing reviews often, but this one had to be written. We would use kimkim again for any kind of trip in a heartbeat! Our maiden two-week trip through Croatia for our 25th anniversary was exactly what we imagined and was curated perfectly by the local travel team arranged through kimkim. Our local contact Sarah was so responsive and easy to work with throughout the experience from the planning phase,... read more

We couldn’t be happier with our kimkim experience. Im not easily impressed and I don’t write gushing reviews often, but this one had to be written. We would use kimkim again for any kind of trip in a heartbeat! Our maiden two-week trip through Croatia for our 25th anniversary was exactly what we imagined and was curated perfectly by the local travel team arranged through kimkim. Our local contact Sarah was so responsive and easy to work with throughout the experience from the planning phase, and throughout the trip if needed. The process was seamless from beginning to end. I didn’t lift a finger or waste time on research. (Except a few special restaurants that they helped us get reservations with) We simply told them our budget and what we had in mind and they crafted a beautiful trip with fantastic local guides, friendly drivers, fabulous hotels, and special experiences both on and off the beaten path that matched our interests. The trip had just the right balance of everything that we were looking for. We are experienced travelers who have tried many kinds of travel from doing it ourselves to luxury tour companies and kimkim beats everything we’ve tried! We’d give kimkim six stars if we could! Can’t wait to plan our next trip with kimkim.

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Our Perfect Split and Dubrovnik Vacation · Croatia - Oct 12 - Oct 19, 2021

Traveler: Phil R. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

Antonia's attention to detail in planning our Croatian experience far exceeded our expectations. She was able to make adjustments to our itinerary on numerous occasions as circumstances changed. Antonia was always available and answered our questions and made recommendations almost immediately. Accommodations in both Split and Dubrovnik were excellent both in comfort and location. On short notice Antonia planned a birthday surprise at our first dinner in Split which will be one of our... read more

Antonia's attention to detail in planning our Croatian experience far exceeded our expectations. She was able to make adjustments to our itinerary on numerous occasions as circumstances changed. Antonia was always available and answered our questions and made recommendations almost immediately. Accommodations in both Split and Dubrovnik were excellent both in comfort and location. On short notice Antonia planned a birthday surprise at our first dinner in Split which will be one of our favorite memories. The shared cooking experience at Kameni Dvori was an excellent blend of cultural heritage and regional cuisine, and ranks high on our list of favorites. We also thoroughly enjoyed the two personal walking tours. Each guide (Ivana #1, Split & Ivana #2, Dubrovnik) was entertaining, informative and personable. Two memorable venues from Split include Diocletian's Palace and Krka National Park. Thanks to Antonia, our Croatian vacation was perfect. We can't think of anything we would have changed.

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Phil,
Thank you for the wonderful review! It was my pleasure creating this trip for your family. I am glad you had such wonderful time with our guides, and I will be sure to forward them your kind words.
I hope to see you again soon in Croatia!
Best regards,
Antonia