Croatia 10-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 32 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Croatia.

Croatia’s rich culture, stunning coastline and ruggedly beautiful islands, and wealth of history mean it has something to suit the preferences of any traveler. In 10 days you can cover key highlights on a classic route from the medieval fortress city of Dubrovnik in the country’s south to the dynamic capital of Zagreb in the northwest. Or, you might like to focus your attention on a single region, like that of the romantic Istrian Peninsula where you can explore a land full of vineyards, olive groves, stunning Venetian-style coastline, and hilltop towns leftover from the Middle Ages. 


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Picturesque alleyways of Hvar Town
Map of Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 10 Days
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

This 10-day tour highlights the southern Dalmatian coast from the Roman port city of Split to the medieval fortressed walls of Dubrovnik, with your first stop in Croatia's capital, Zagreb. Experience stunning landscapes and rich, ancient culture on this adventurous route as you visit breathtaking national parks, Roman ruins and kayak off the mainland to nearby islands.

Diocletian's Palace in Split, Croatia
Map of Best of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar & Split - 10 Days
Best of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar & Split - 10 Days

A combination of diverse cultural exploration and active adventure, this 10-day itinerary highlights the southern Dalmatian coast. You'll explore historic Dubrovnik, ancient Split, and idyllic Hvar, as well as venture to nearby islands, Krka National Park, and Sibenik. You'll bike Korcula Island, kayak off of Dubrovnik and Hvar, sail amid the Pakleni Islands, and discover the island of Brac.

St. Euphemia Church dominates Rovinj's skyline
Map of Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice & Split - 10 Days
Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice & Split - 10 Days

Explore Croatia's top cities and cultural sights on this 10-day Best of Croatia tour. Start in Zagreb, the country's capital, before moving on to explore the Roman ruins, Venetian-style architecture, and medieval hilltop towns of the Istrian Peninsula. After spending a night in stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park, you'll work your way down the Adriatic coast to visit Zadar, Šibenik, and Split, as well as enjoy a fun day of sailing to the quaint island of Šolta.

Near Split, lies the island-city of Trogir
Map of Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 10 Days
Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 10 Days

Discover the best of Croatia and Slovenia with this beautiful 10-day route, starting with two nights in the medieval fortressed city of Dubrovnik and ending in Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital. Navigate the narrow stone streets of Trogir, the eclectic island-city, admire the captivating beauty of Skradin on an e-bike tour, and explore the underground network of caverns in Postojna Cave. You'll visit ancient coastal cities, tour national parks, and take in plenty of exquisite scenery along the way.

Supetar harbor on the island of Brač
Sailing Dalmatia: Vis, Lastovo, Mljet, & Brač - 10 Days

Enjoy 10 days of sun and sea on a private sailboat as you cruise to and between some of Croatia's most popular—as well as more remote—Adriatic islands. From Split, you'll chart a course to quiet Vis Island for two nights before continuing to the untouched paradise of Lastovo, the saltwater lakes of Mljet National Park, fortified Korčula, picturesque Hvar, and rugged Brač. You'll swim and snorkel secluded bays, dine on fresh-caught seafood and drink local wine, and drop anchor to visit frozen-in-time island villages.

Red-roofed homes of Motovun, a hill town in the the Istrian peninsula
Map of Unique Highlights of Croatia: Motovun, Pula, Grabovac, Trogir, & Hvar - 10 Days
Unique Highlights of Croatia: Motovun, Pula, Grabovac, Trogir, & Hvar - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary highlights some of Croatia's more popular attractions, including the medieval hill town of Motovun and the "Adriatic Pearl," Dubrovnik, with a unique twist. For example, you'll venture into the romantic Istrian peninsula to seek out the prized truffle and explore Dubrovnik's limestone-paved streets on a private tour of two of the country's most esteemed artists. You'll also discover trendy cafés in Zagreb, marvel at Plitvice Lakes' enchanting beauty, listen to Zadar's Sea Organ, and visit famed Diocletian's Palace in Split.

The Old Town of Dubrovnik
Best of Dalmatia: Split, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary of the Dalmatian coast features a perfect mix of culture, history, and relaxation as you discover ancient Roman cities, island villages, rugged landscapes, and coastal ramparts. Begin with a walking tour of Split before kayaking, sailing, and cycling the islands of Hvar and Korcula, working your way south through the Peljesac Peninsula to visit Ston. End your stay in medieval Dubrovnik, where you'll have the day to explore beautiful beaches and medieval villages along Montenegro's Adriatic coastline.

Cliff face on the island of Koločep
Map of Hidden Gems of Dalmatia: Koločep, Mljet, Šolta Island, & Trogir - 10 Days
Hidden Gems of Dalmatia: Koločep, Mljet, Šolta Island, & Trogir - 10 Days

Discover the hidden gems of Croatia with this 10-day tour of the Dalmatian coast, featuring time spent in the popular and historic coastal cities of Dubrovnik and Split. You'll explore the peaceful island hamlets and idyllic wooded setting of Koločep, the raw beauty of the Pelješac peninsula, and Mljet, the greenest Adriatic island.  You'll hike, bike, swim and sail quiet islands, ancient cities, and sparkling seas.

The Church of St. Euphemia marks the beautiful Old Town of Rovinj at sunset
Map of Magical Istria: Zagreb, Rovinj, Zadar & Plitvice Lakes - 10 Days
Magical Istria: Zagreb, Rovinj, Zadar & Plitvice Lakes - 10 Days

Often referred to as "Tierra Magica," Istria's vineyards, olive groves, Venetian-style coastline, and hilltop towns await on this 10-day self-drive itinerary. Your Croatian trip uses Rovinj as your base, with stops in Zagreb, Zadar, and Plitvice Lakes National Park. You'll wander amid Venetian-influenced architecture as you pass under archways and along alleyways in Rovinj, visit Tito's former home on Veliki Brijun, and dine on plenty of fresh seafood.

The town of Omis at the mouth of the Cetina River, southeast of Split
Croatia Multisport: Plitvice, Paklenica, Split, & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

This 10-day multisport itinerary combines culture and history with a large dose of adventure. You'll explore historical cities along the coast, hike through rugged mountain landscapes, relax on idyllic islands, and visit Croatia's most famous national parks. The trip begins in the capital of Zagreb before heading south to Zadar, through Plitvice Lakes National Park, over the Zrmanja River, to the Dalmatian coast and onward to medieval Dubrovnik.

Mali Ston on Pelješac Peninsula
Classic Croatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Split, & Zagreb - 10 Days

This itinerary combines culture, history, and adventure. Begin in southern Croatia and work your way up the coast, stopping along the way to explore the Pelješac Peninsula, Pakleni and Hvar islands, and the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park. Cap off the trip with a night in Zagreb, the Croatian capital, and wander its pedestrianized sections around Bogovićeva and Preradovićeva.

Twins playing in the shallows of the clear Adriatic Sea
Map of Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 10 Days
Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

Enjoy this 10-day family adventure highlighting the top attractions that will delight both parents and children. From Zagreb, you'll transfer to the romantic countryside of the Istrian peninsula to check out Pula and its Roman ruins before settling in Hotel Amarin for two nights just outside Rovinj. Next, you'll explore the coastal cities of Zadar and Split and kayak from Hvar Town to the Pakleni Islands, capping off your holiday with time spent in Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic," and a child's playground.

Spend a night in luxury on the Adriatic island of Korčula (photo courtesy of Tara's Lodge)
Map of Luxury Croatian Highlights: Zagreb, Zadar, Split & Dubrovnik - 10 Days
Luxury Croatian Highlights: Zagreb, Zadar, Split & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

If spending a week and a half exploring the best Croatia has to offer sounds like a welcome plan, then this luxury itinerary is perfect for you. Start in lively Zagreb, where world-class museums, energetic nightlife, and a stellar food scene leave you wanting more. Continue to the Dalmatian Coast for the world's best sunsets in Zadar, a private food tour and exclusive rooftop dining experience in Split, and postcard-perfect island beaches on Vis before ending with the medieval delights of ancient Dubrovnik.

Zip your way across the Cetina River Canyon
Dalmatia Adventure: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar & Split - 10 Days

Explore the Dalmatian coast from Dubrovnik to Split on this 10-day adventure. Walk the historic 75-foot defense walls in medieval Dubrovnik, kayak out to Lokrum Island, and bike the Konavle wine region before heading off to the islands of Korčula and Hvar.  You'll step back in time on Korčula as you hike the historic Napoleon path and take in the array of stunning sights on Hvar before capping off your stay with an adrenaline-fueled day of activities along the Cetina River.

The coastal town of Hvar
Dalmatia Adventure: Split, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

Explore Croatia's historic port cities, rugged landscapes, and charming islands with this balanced 10-day Dalmatian coast adventure starting in Split and ending in Dubrovnik. Amble alongside waterfalls and rapids in the stunning Krka National Park, join a sunset kayaking excursion from Hvar to the Pakleni islands and pedal through Lumbarda wine country on Korčula. You'll trek along the southern slopes of Mt. Ilija on the Pelješac Peninsula, explore the medieval fortressed city of Dubrovnik, and spend a day touring the spectacular Adriatic coastline and seaside towns of Montenegro.

Hike across the ancient plains of the Dalmatian island of Hvar
Map of Montenegro & Croatia Active Adventure - 10 Days
Montenegro & Croatia Active Adventure - 10 Days

This heart-pounding 10-day trip across Croatia and Montenegro crosses ancient history with outdoor thrills. Conquer whitewater rapids, zipline across river canyons, and join guided hikes through some of the Balkans' best natural wonders. You'll start in Montenegro's Bay of Kotor and explore the rugged terrain of Durmitor National Park before crossing into Croatia to traverse the Dalmatian Coast from Split to Dubrovnik via the island of Hvar.

Spend time on Hvar, one of five Dalmatian islands you'll visit
Map of Island Hopping on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast- 10 Days
Island Hopping on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast- 10 Days

This 10-day Croatian island adventure explores the best of the Dalmatian Coast and five of its loveliest islands. Start with a private walking tour in Dubrovnik, then board a ferry to Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Join a private wine tour across Lumbarda, and hop over to Hvar to cycle across Mediterranean landscapes. Next up is Vis, where curious caves and ancient history await. Finally, visit Split, where you'll taste Croatian favorites on a food tour and take a day trip over to the island of Brac.

Cycling the Croatian coast
Cycling South Croatia and the Dalmatian Islands - 10 Days

This cycling trip is a combination of classic highlights and hidden gems that are worth visiting in the Dalmatia region of Croatia. Ride through Brač Island, known for its stone sculptures and quarries that have been used in the construction of iconic monuments like Diocletian's Palace and the White House in Washington, DC Bike around Korčula Island to experience the local white wines and historic architecture around Old Town. End your trip in Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site filled with rich history and culture. That's just a glimpse of all the places you'll get to experience on bike and foot.

Sail to the Elafiti Islands on this family vacation
Map of Family Adventure on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast - 10 Days
Family Adventure on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast - 10 Days

Perfect for older kids and teens, this 10-day family tour along Croatia's sun-soaked Dalmatian Coast is brimming with boating adventures, Adriatic swimming, and plenty of beach time. Sunbathe on the wave-like formation known as the Zlatni Rat, then explore lakes, waterfalls, and diverse wildlife at Krka National Park. Hop a motorboat to Hvar and enter the famous Blue and Green Caves, kayak around Korcula's coastline, and end your tour with a laidback sailing trip aboard a private vessel from Dubrovnik.

Cycling in Mljet National Park
Hike, Bike, & Kayak in the Dalmatia Region of South Croatia - 10 Days

This multi-sport trip around the Dalmatia region is designed for those who like to be active on their vacation while staying put in the same region. Explore the many islands of the Pelješac Peninsula by walking, hiking, cycling, and/or kayaking around the scenic landscapes. Visit the city of Dubrovnik to experience the rich history and culture of Croatia through its architecture and food. Find time to relax on the famed beaches of Koločep Island.

Let the kids explore Dubrovnik
Map of Family Fun on Croatia's Coast: Split, Hvar & Dubrovnik -10 Days
Family Fun on Croatia's Coast: Split, Hvar & Dubrovnik -10 Days

This 10-day family adventure starts in Split, where you'll walk cobblestone streets, see historic landmarks, and swim and snorkel on pebbled beaches. Then, take a private boat tour to the unusually-shaped beach of Zlatni Rat, disembarking on the island of Hvar for bike rides through lavender fields and olive groves. Ride a cable car to the top of Dubrovnik's Srd Mountain, sea kayak to Lokrum Island, and walk the soaring heights of ancient fortress walls.

After a day in the capital of Zagreb, you'll set off for the walled cities and idyllic islands of the Dalmatian Coast
Map of Essential Croatia: Zagreb, Split, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik - 10 Days
Essential Croatia: Zagreb, Split, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

This 10-day journey explores the very best of Croatia, blending culture and history with coastal charm and island hopping. Begin in the vibrant capital, Zagreb, before immersing yourself in the natural wonders of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Arrive in ancient Split, then set sail to the idyllic islands of Hvar and Korcula, with scenic ferries crossing the picturesque Dalmatian Coast. End the adventure in the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik, with history and beach time.

Croatia family trip
Map of Dalmatian Coast Family Adventure: Trogir, Stari Grad & Cavtat - 10 Days
Dalmatian Coast Family Adventure: Trogir, Stari Grad & Cavtat - 10 Days

This 10-day, family-friendly Croatia tour starts in Trogir, where you'll stroll through the Old Town and take in sea views from the promenade. Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park and hike among the park's terraced lakes and massive waterfalls, then head to the island of Hvar and the town of Stari Grad for swimming, snorkeling, and beach time. Explore the mystical green and blue caves of Vis, learn to cook an authentic Croatian meal, and see history come alive in the ancient city of Dubrovnik,

Experience the waterfalls of Krka as you visit some of Croatia's most beautiful national parks on this 10-day tour
Map of Croatia National Parks Adventure - 10 Days
Croatia National Parks Adventure - 10 Days

Check off four of Croatia's spectacular national parks with this active 10-day tour. The adventure starts in Rovinj with a day trip to the islands of Brijuni National Park. Head to the emerald waters of Plitvice Lakes via the medieval hilltop town of Motovun, hike through the rugged landscapes of Paklenica National Park, and take a trip to Krka for waterfalls and wine tasting. Your journey ends in Split, where you'll explore the ancient city and strike out into the countryside for rafting and ziplining in the Cetina Canyon.

Taste the famous wines and oysters of Croatia's Pelješac peninsula
Map of The Taste of Bosnia & Croatia: Sarajevo, Mostar, Split, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 10 Days
The Taste of Bosnia & Croatia: Sarajevo, Mostar, Split, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

From Ottoman to Venetian influences, taste, eat, and cook your way around the Balkan countries of Bosnia and Croatia on this epic 10-day food and culture tour. Explore the historic cities of Sarajevo, Mostar, Split, and Dubrovnik on foot, savoring the traditional fare of each while also enjoying time for island hopping to Hvar, dining with the locals, cooking traditional dishes, and exploring the oyster bays and native wines of the Pelješac peninsula.

Taste the best food and wine in Croatia during this 10-day journey
Map of Food & Wine Tour of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: Split, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik - 10 Days
Food & Wine Tour of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: Split, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

Sample the best food and wine Croatia has to offer on this 10-day culinary tour. Taste fresh flavors in the markets of Split, visit a vineyard near the famous Krka Waterfalls, and have a meal at a traditional tavern on the island of Hvar. Head to the picturesque island of Korcula for beaches, charming alleys, and Croatia's best vineyards. Pair oysters and wine in the village of Ston on your way to Dubrovnik, where you'll end your trip on the famous city walls and with a memorable meal at a local farm.

Kick off your journey down Croatia's Dalmatian Coast in Zadar
Map of Whirlwind Balkan Highlights Tour - 10 Days
Whirlwind Balkan Highlights Tour - 10 Days

This fast-paced, 10-day highlights itinerary gives you a taste of four Balkan countries—hopping between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina with fun day trips into Slovenia and Montenegro along the way. You'll check off the Croatian capital of Zagreb, see the fairy-tale setting of Lake Bled, follow the Dalmatian Coast to Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik, discover where East meets West in Mostar, and wind your way among the Venetian-influenced palaces and plazas of Kotor.

Stop to visit the Croatian village of Rastoke, where cottages and watermills sit along the Slunčica River
Map of Natural & Cultural Highlights of Croatia & Slovenia - 10 Days
Natural & Cultural Highlights of Croatia & Slovenia - 10 Days

This 10-day journey across Croatia and Slovenia starts in one capital and ends in another. In Croatia, you'll travel from the café culture of Zagreb to the waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then join a pottery class at a countryside estate. It's on to Istria to go truffle hunting and a boat trip around the Venetian-inspired Rovinj at sunset. Cross over to Slovenia for a food tour of Piran, a hot-air balloon ride over the magnificent Lake Bled, and a visit with a local beekeeper on your way to Ljubljana.

Discover the gorgeous islands and beaches of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast
Map of Luxury Island Hopping in Croatia: Split, Brač, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik - 10 Days
Luxury Island Hopping in Croatia: Split, Brač, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

This active luxury tour of Croatia's Adriatic islands showcases the history, culture, and idyllic beaches of Dalmatia. You'll wander the corridors of Diocletian's Palace in Split and snorkel in the turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon. Then, ferry to Brac to hike off the beaten path and sunbathe on the white pebbles of Zlatni Rat Beach. Visit the Blue and Green Caves of Vis by boat, taste the wines of Lumbarda at a family-owned vineyard on Korcula, and end in Dubrovnik with a tour of its historic walled Old Town.

Relax among the vines near Rovinj (photo courtesy of Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery)
Map of Luxury Tour of Croatia's Istrian Peninsula - 10 Days
Luxury Tour of Croatia's Istrian Peninsula - 10 Days

Starting in Zagreb and ending on the doorstep of the Dalmatian Coast, this 10-day luxury trip immerses you in the Italian influences and renowned gastronomy of Istria, Croatia's "Little Tuscany." A private driver will whisk you between the peninsula's loveliest coastal villages and vineyard-laden hilltop towns as you learn to make pasta and hunt for truffles in Rovinj, cruise around unspoiled islands off Opatija, and go wine tasting at a family-owned vineyard near Šibenik.

Follow boardwalks and trails through the lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park
Map of Luxury Nature & Culture in Croatia - 10 Days
Luxury Nature & Culture in Croatia - 10 Days

Combine adventures in nature with immersive cultural excursions on this 10-day luxury tour of Croatia. You'll start in Rovinj, hunting for truffles in the Istrian countryside and cycling around Brijuni National Park. Hop over to Slovenia for castles, caves, and a night in the capital, then it's off to Zagreb for a lively food tour. After a morning exploring Plitvice Lakes National Park, continue to Split and Dubrovnik—tasting oysters fresh from the sea and exploring the Elafiti Islands by boat en route.

Dive into the distinct gastronomy of Croatia with this 10-day food and wine-focused luxury tour
Map of Luxury Croatian Cuisine & Culture Tour - 10 Days
Luxury Croatian Cuisine & Culture Tour - 10 Days

Discover the best of Croatia's rich culture and renowned gastronomy on this luxury tour for food lovers. Start in the fortress city of Dubrovnik, where you'll dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and taste delicious Croatian wines in the vineyards of the Konavle Valley. Continue to Split to try your hand at preparing traditional dishes in a private cooking class. Spend a day exploring the serene waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then end with a walk along the winding streets of Rovinj's Old Town.

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