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.
Where should I go in Croatia?
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.
Getting around Croatia
Croatia is a relatively small country—similar in size to Switzerland—with over 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of coastline along the Adriatic Sea. Most travelers either rent a car or hire a private driver for the duration of their stay, given the roads are well-maintained and in great condition—and one-way drop-off fees are quite affordable. By sea, you have a variety of options, ranging from public ferries, private boat charters, or small-ship cruises. Keep in mind, however, that transport between the islands is quite limited during the winter months (November to April), given many services for tourists close down. Read more
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...
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...
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...
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 year-round beautiful weather, great wines, summer nightlife, clear turquoise waters—and great outdoor activities such as kayaking, cycling, and rock climbing, Hvar has...
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...
This itinerary highlights the southern Dalmatian coast and features Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, and Split with excursions to nearby islands, popular Krka National Park, and historic Šibenik. You will kayak off the coast of Dubrovnik, bike Korčula Island, and tour the iridescent blue waters of Biševo Island's famed Blue Cave.
This itinerary covers the highlights of the Dalmatian coast in a short amount of time, combining diverse cultural exploration with a few outdoor adventures. You'll have private historical tours of the ancient cities of Dubrovnik and Split, as well as sail around the Pakleni Islands and cycle through some of the best local vineyards of Korčula.
Visit the highlights of Croatia's famous Dalmatian coast. Begin in Dubrovnik, heading to the islands of Korčula and Hvar next, before ending your trip in the vibrant city of Split, spending an extra day in Hvar to sail to the nearby Pakleni islands. Along the way, you will explore medieval towns, discover baroque architecture, and visit ancient Roman ruins.
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Trip to croatia, Croatia - Aug 7 - Aug 13, 2019
My son and I had the most amazing trip to Croatia and it was all because of the incredible planning that Veselka provided. Absolutely everything (hotels, experiences, tours and transportation) was perfect. She checked in with us regularly to ensure everything was going according to plan and she even adjusted when our flight was cancelled and we needed to change our arrival location. I simply cannot recommend Veselka enough. She exceeded all of our expectations!
Croatia, Croatia - Aug 5 - Aug 12, 2019
We had an absolute amazing experience with KimKim and enjoyed our trip thoroughly in Croatia. Josipa especially was extremely helpful, and checked in on every little details. Will definitely recommend KimKim to others.
Highlights of croatia: zagreb to dubrovnik - 8 days, Croatia - Jun 23 - Jul 5, 2019
We had a fantastic trip to Croatia. I wish we were there right now. Thank you Robi for planning all the places we wanted to go and adding more places that we didn’t even know we wanted to visit. We enjoyed everywhere we went. Robi helped us quickly plan two days of boating. We loved boating around Hvar and around Dubrovnik! The captains knew really neat places to swim, snorkel, and eat. Robi also found us and delivered all the tickets we needed. I don’t know if we had a favorite place, but... read more