Croatia 5-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 13 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Croatia.

Not only is five days enough time to explore the Mediterranean paradise that is Croatia, but you can even embark on a sailing trip around its unforgettable islands. This multi-day excursion involves sailing from Split, on the Dalmatian Coast, for historic isles like Korčula as well as those with long beaches and crystalline waters like Hvar and the Pakleni Archipelago. Or, if you aren’t a boat person, swap the sail for two wheels and enjoy a cycling trip down the famous Dalmatian Coast, traveling from Split and Brač Island to Šolta, whose humble villages, olive groves, and vineyards harken back to a simpler time.

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 5-day trips in Croatia.

Plan your trip to Croatia
Chat with a local specialist who can help organize your trip.
Admire the stunning view of medieval Dubrovnik and the Adriatic
Map of Best of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 5 Days
Best of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 5 Days

This quick 5-day itinerary covers the highlights of Southern Dalmatian, starting and ending in the medieval cities of Dubrovnik and Split. You'll explore ancient Roman ruins, enjoy the local wine and cuisine, and take some time to relax and get out into nature on the islands of Korčula and Hvar.

View over Split, the Adriatic Sea, and Marjan Hill in the distance
Map of Best of Dalmatia: Split, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik  - 5 Days
Best of Dalmatia: Split, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik - 5 Days

This route is ideal for those who are short on time but looking to fit in a number of highlights along the Dalmatian Coast. You'll start in the historic port city of Split and visit two of Croatia's most popular islands before ending in the medieval city of Dubrovnik. Along the way, you'll explore ancient Roman ruins, medieval town centers, and dine on fresh seafood.

Cycling along Croatia's coast
Dalmatia Adventure: Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 5 Days

This active adventure takes you through one of Croatia's most beautiful regions, the Dalmatian coast, from the historic port city of Split to the island of Hvar, and finally to Croatia's most popular city, Dubrovnik. You'll wander through ancient Roman ruins and medieval town centers, kayak out into the sunset, and cycle through small villages as you work up an appetite for Croatia's great fresh seafood.

Cycling along the rocky coast of the Dalmatian islands
Map of Cycling Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: Split, Brač, Hvar – 5 Days
Cycling Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: Split, Brač, Hvar – 5 Days

Cycle around Croatia's Dalmatian Coast on this self-guided bike tour. Visit the ancient Roman town of Split, as well as the beautiful islands of Brač, Šolta, and Hvar. Choose from easy coastal rides, with optional longer rides and leg-busting climbs. Discover Greek, Roman, and Venetian heritage and learn about Croatian culture along the way.

Croatia offers some of the best sailing in the world, with hundreds of islands to explore
Sailing Dalmatia: Brač, Hvar & Vis - 5 Days

Enjoy five days of sailing on a private boat between three of Croatia's most popular Adriatic islands: Brač, Hvar, and Vis. You'll bask in the sun on deck, taking in the island setting as you leave historic Split and the mainland behind and chart a course for nearby islands, including the Pakleni archipelago off the coast of Hvar. Seek out aquatic wildlife and drop anchor to swim and snorkel secluded bays as well as disembark to visit charming coastal towns.

Plitvice Lakes, en route between Zagreb and Split
Northern Dalmatia: Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Šolta Island & Split - 5 Days

Explore Northern Dalmatia's cities and stunning coastline on this 5-day trip, starting in Zagreb, the charming capital of Croatia. Continue to Croatia's most popular national park, Plitvice Lakes, to walk amid glassy lakes and cascading waterfalls, ending your adventure in the ancient city of Split along the Adriatic. Stroll through Zagreb's 1000-year-old town center, visit ancient Roman remains in Split, and enjoy a day of sailing to  Šolta Island.

The beautiful coastal city of Rovinj
Magical Istria: Rovinj, Grožnjan, Motovun, & Pula - 5 Days

Get a glimpse of Istria on this quick 5-day tour. Starting from Croatia's capital, Zagreb, you'll make the scenic drive to Rovinj, one of Croatia's most charming coastal cities. Besides discovering Venetian-influenced architecture, you'll take a day to explore the heart of the peninsula with a visit to the nearby medieval hilltop towns of Grožnjan, Oprtalj, and Motovun, capping off your stay with a day in Pula to check out its notable Roman remains.

Sunset over Split
Map of Croatia Luxury Tour: Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 5 Days
Croatia Luxury Tour: Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 5 Days

This incredible Croatia highlights itinerary packs a lot into five days and is complete with private transfers to and from your luxury accommodations in Split, Hvar Island, and Dubrovnik. Discover the ancient port city of Split and marvel at Diocletian's Palace, one of the best-preserved Roman buildings in the world on a private food tour of the city. Head to Hvar and see the interior of the island on an exciting half-day excursion from Hvar Town and end your stay with two nights in Dubrovnik where you'll also explore Cavtat and Konavle—the less-frequented gems beyond the "Adriatic Pearl."

Paklenica National Park rising up along the coast of Croatia
Map of Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica & Split - 5 Days
Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica & Split - 5 Days

This fast-paced adventure mixes history and culture with dramatic natural landscapes to give you a well-rounded taste of Croatia. You'll begin in the capital, Zagreb, and then venture south to walk through the storybook Plitvice Lakes National Park before setting off to experience the ancient coastal city of Zadar. From there, you'll hike amid karst rock formations in Paklenica National Park and end your stay with a self-guided discovery tour of Split's famed Roman ruins.

Ride the cable car up Srđ Mountain to overlook Dubrovnik and the nearby Elafiti Islands
Map of Croatia Family Vacation: Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 5 Days
Croatia Family Vacation: Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 5 Days

Uncover Croatia's colorful history and culture on this kid-friendly 5-day itinerary focused on Split, Hvar Island, and Dubrovnik. Begin in Split, along the sunny Dalmatian coast, to explore Roman remains and an ancient palace before venturing out into the countryside on a fun ATV tour with the family. Find your way to Hvar to check out the rugged island terrain and kayak out to the nearby rocky Pakleni Islands, ending your adventure in the fortress city of Dubrovnik, a child's stone kingdom.

The village of Mali Ston on the beautiful Pelješac Peninsula
Dalmatia Adventure: Dubrovnik, Pelješac, Korčula & Split - 5 Days

Visit the highlights of Croatia's famous Dalmatian coast on this quick 5-day itinerary. Starting in Dubrovnik you'll make your way to Ston on the Pelješac Peninsula and visit the island of Korčula, ending your stay in the coastal city of Split. You'll explore medieval towns and ancient Roman ruins, bike through wine country, and feast on fresh oysters and mussels.

Turquoise water off the Elafiti Islands
Island-Hop Around South Croatia- 5 Days

Island-hop around southern Croatia on this action-packed five-day tour. The itinerary starts and ends in Dubrovnik, the so-called "Pearl of the Adriatic," where you'll have plenty of time to walk around the city's charming OId Town. You'll spend two nights in the medieval city of Ston, the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the rugged Peljesac Peninsula. Then it's onward to Koločep Island and Lopud Island, where you'll hike on coastal trails overlooking the Adriatic Sea, dine on fresh oysters and mussels, and sample Dingac— the region's renowned red wine—at a local winery. Enjoy one last night on the town in bustling Dubrovnik before the trip ends.

Mali Ston on Pelješac Peninsula
Scenic Southern Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Pelješac, & Korčula - 5 Days

Spend five days exploring the cultural and historic sites around Dubrovnik and its surrounding regions. Discover stunning baroque and renaissance architecture in Dubrovnik, set sail to explore the quiet beauty of three nearby Elafiti Islands, Koločep, Šipan, and Lopud, and explore the wild terrain of the Pelješac peninsula. You'll kayak the Adriatic, visit long-forgotten villas, and sip on delicious endemic-to-Croatia wines.

Other durations: 4 days · 5 days · 6 days · 7 days · 8 days · 9 days · 10 days · 11 days · 12 days · 13 days · 14 days · 15 days · 16 days · 21 days