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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 and together comprise Kornati National Park, a nautical...

On the hunt for wild truffles
Truffle Hunting in Motovun Forest

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

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
Guided 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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Rovinj's waterfront
The Best Hotels in Rovinj

If you're taking your time on a trip through Croatia, you'll want to head to the Istrian peninsula. Its food, wine, and culture make it the ideal stop for hilltop towns and long, leisurely dinners, especially in the fishing port of Rovinj. Wander its labyrinth of cobblestone streets and Venetian-influenced architecture before you retire to one of these elegant hotels.

Overlooking Korčula town
The Best Boutique Hotels in Korčula

With its turquoise coast and charming stone Old Town, it's easy to see why Korčula is sometimes called "Little Dubrovnik." But this woodsy Adriatic isle has plenty of charm of its own. Take it all in from a seaside resort, soak in the sun in a boutique beach retreat or spend your nights in the town's first established hotel.

Old Town from above
The Best Boutique Hotels in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik may have found its most recent fame via "Game of Thrones," but it's got plenty of epic history of its own to be discovered on its stone streets and blue seas. Sleep like a noble in converted estates or sleek modern seafront hotels, or even commune with the earth in a cave bar, with these hotels.

Croatia Travel Maps

Get the lay of land, and understand distances between the places you want to visit
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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Croatia map: 5 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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 16 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 22 hours 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 19 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

We were looking for a custom trip... · Croatia - Jul 2 - Jul 11, 2021

Traveler: Martin K. - Local specialist: Anna-Maria Frid

We were looking for a custom trip combining an active multi-sport vacation with sightseeing and a family reunion (of my scattered family in the US with relatives in the home country). Anna-Maria was one of the few agents willing to take on a challenge like this, and she put together the experience of a lifetime! Her thorough knowledge of the various regions in Croatia combined with her connections in the country produced a unique and first-class experience, even despite the numerous challenges of COVID-19.

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Anna-Maria Frid, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Martin,
thank you for taking the time to leave this review and for your kind words. It was a long process but it felt really good putting this trip together for you!
I hope we will be able to welcome you in Croatia once again.

Regards,
Anna-Maria

Croatia · Croatia - Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2021

Traveler: Bethanie H. - Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

Sarah was extremely helpful & thoughtful in planning our week in Croatia! We enjoyed the visit as well as excursions planned by Sarah. Our accommodations were clean, modern, & in central locations. Sarah is quick to respond to any messages. Croatia is a beautiful country & the people we met were kind. Definitely recommend visiting Croatia & trusting Sarah to plan your trip.

Sue

This trip was amazing beyond words! · Croatia - Jun 5 - Jun 17, 2021

Traveler: Sue D. - Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

This trip was amazing beyond words in large part because of the itinerary put together by Sarah. We saw and did so many things that we definitely would have missed without her plan. The sites, the food, the guides, the transfers- all were a perfect blend of scheduled activity and free time. Sarah was also very available & responsive to our needs & questions. We would definitely recommend your services to others. Well done!!!