From the "Pearl of the Adriatic" of Dubrovnik, through the islands of Korcula and Hvar, to the 1600-year-old city of Split: this 7-day itinerary presents the highlights of the Dalmatian coast. Depending on your available time this trip can be made shorter (down to 4 or 5 days) or longer.
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Once a secret destination of 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.
Highlights of Croatia include beautiful Plitvice Lakes, the historic cities 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.
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.
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 filled with time relaxing on the beach in Hvar, scuba diving on the island of Krapanj, swimming in the waterfalls of National Park Krka and taking in the historical sites of the ancient Mediterranean coastal towns of Zadar and Split.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
With over 300 miles of coastline, geography that ranges from mountains to beaches, culturally rich cities to tucked-away villages, and multiple languages and identities, Croatia...
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...
Istria, one of Croatia’s premier winemaking regions, was named one of the 2015 World Top 10 travel destinations by Wine Enthusiast magazine. But Istria is just one of several...
Croatia is one of the best sailing destinations in the world for a number of reasons: the islands are close together so you don’t have long distances to cross (meaning it’s...
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...
Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia’s most popular attraction with over 1.1 million visitors in 2015 and even more visitors expected this year. Its popularity is no...
Known for it’s year round beautiful weather, great wines, clear turquoise waters, rock climbing, summer parties and chic hotels, Hvar has become one of the most visited islands...
A bustling port city with its Old Town built into the alleys of the 1600 year old Diocletian’s Palace, Split is full of cafes, restaurants and galleries. Split is 2nd largest...
Korcula is one of our favorite islands because it offers different activities for every type of traveler. Korcula may be less crowded than Hvar but it does not lack in the vast...
The Istrian peninsula doesn’t quite feel like the rest of Croatia, and there's a good reason for that—it's been part of the Venetian Republic, Italy, and the Austrian Empire, depending on the century. History has given it many faces, and that’s good news for visitors. You can cycle through its cities, towns, and natural areas to take in Roman architecture, pristine beaches, and singular cuisine—sometimes all in one day.
It's possible to see a lot of Croatia in a week. The city of Split is a good place to start: three of the following itineraries begin there. Most trips include at least a night or two in Dubrovnik, plus excursions to the islands and national parks. Visit the palaces and parks of the capital, take a road trip along the Dalmatian coast, hike through vineyards and lavender fields, or cycle across the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina with these itinerary suggestions.
It’s easy to follow the crowds in Croatia, but that doesn’t mean you should. Although the Dalmatian Islands, Dubrovnik, and Split rightfully receive many accolades, it can pay off to forge your own path—especially in crowded peak season. Try Istria's best seafood in a sleepy fishing village, find hidden culinary delights on an island known for nightlife, and encounter the country's past through historic architecture and monuments.
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Sailing in croatia: everything you need to know, Croatia - Jun 14 - Jun 19, 2019
Our trip sailing the islands of Dalmatia was awesome! Veselka took care to respond to all of our requests on details. The master stroke was Dubravko--the owner of the 43 foot sailboat that we made home for 5 nights. He treated us as family. We loved hearing the stories and history of Vis, Brac and Hvar. He continuously showed us the places to see "off the beaten path" as well as letting us see the well-known places. Loved Stari Grad--they were having an evening of traditional dance and... read more
Dalmatian coast self-drive tour - 12 days, Croatia - Jun 7 - Jun 18, 2019
This was an amazing trip. Our itinerary was great with enough time to really get a feel for each place. Our lodgings were great, and all were located close to all major attractions. We spent time in Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Zadar, Plitvice Lakes, and Zagreb. All were great. Our personalized tours in Split with Nives and in Zagreb with Vlatka were fantastic and really informative. Our lodging in Hvar was especially great. Our host, Mila, was so welcoming. She invited us in to her... read more
Dalmatian coast self-drive tour - 12 days, Croatia - Jun 7 - Jun 18, 2019
To begin Veselka Huljic was excellent to help us plan our vacation to Croatia. She was also available,
supportive and quick to assist us with minor problems. Dubrovnik was great. Hear was wonderful!
Mila Krcevinac was outstanding and made us feel like her family treating us to wine and food and discussions. Her accommodations were super and we didn't want to leave. In Split, the owner of our apartments was a great historian and taught us about his country. Sorry I have forgotten his... read more