In this 12-day itinerary, you'll wind your way from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, to Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." Covering many of the country's best highlights, you'll see notable sights such as Plitvice Lakes National Park and Rector's Palace as well as taste the local cuisine and famous wines. A balance of culture and adventure provides you with an incredible experience from soaring high about the Cetina River Canyon to paddling the incredible blue waves of the Adriatic around Croatian islands. For an in-depth look, view the days detailed below.
Stop for an authentic lunch at a family-run tavern that traditionally prepares your meal using locally sourced ingredients and a peka. The peka is a large metal baking dish with a bell-shaped lid to cook food in an open fire. Next, you'll spend a little time relaxing on Soline Beach on the island's northern coast near Vrboska. Then, head up Vidikovac for views over the Stari Grad Plain, an agricultural landscape that was first colonized by the Greeks and is still maintained today, as well as Stari Grad itself, Croatia's oldest township.
After a moment to absorb the breathtaking surroundings, you'll ascend Hvar's tallest peak, St. Nicholas, for additional sweeping vistas over the Adriatic and neighboring islands like Brač, Korčula, and Vis, and possibly even the east coast of Italy! On your way down the sloping hillside lies Sveta Nedija, a village surrounded by vineyards so steep they’re renowned the world over for being extraordinarily difficult to tend. Still, they're also known for the high-quality red wine they produce from the Dalmatian plavac grape.
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Itineraries with Hvar Off-Road Tour
A great route to discover Slovenia and Croatia over 16 unforgettable days. Starting in Croatia's dynamic capital, you'll first head into Slovenia to discover charming Ljubljana, the popular Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, as well as the captivating Soča Valley and Kobarid. Then, continue into the romantic Istrian peninsula discovering the walled hilltop towns and thickly wooded landscape before working your way to stunning Plitvice Lakes and then on to the Dalmatian coast ending your stay in medieval Dubrovnik.
Immerse yourself into the coastal culture of the Dalmatian region with this 13-day journey through Croatia. You'll see incredible national parks, sail among beautiful islands, and explore the country's most popular city, Dubrovnik. Thanks to the international flight options to Split and Dubrovnik, it is possible to travel open-jaw too. Learn more with these diverse itineraries, below.