Croatia 7-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 29 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Croatia.

A week is enough time to traverse the width and breadth of the European paradise called Croatia. For an active, outdoor adventure you can combine hiking/sailing excursions to Adriatic islands, like Hvar and the Pakleni Archipelago, as well as the historic city of Dubrovnik, which has Venetian, Greek, and Roman influences. You could also embark down the famed Dalmatian Coast, stopping at highlights like Korčula, an island first settled in the 4th century and which was once home to Marco Polo. Maybe even plan a bike tour beginning in the Konavle region, home to orchards, vineyards, and postcard mountain villages.

For more trip ideas, see 7 Days in Croatia - 6 Unique Itineraries.

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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.

Hike the fortress walls of Ston
Map of Dalmatia Adventure: Split, Brač, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days
Dalmatia Adventure: Split, Brač, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days

This route takes you on an adventure through southern Dalmatian from Split to Dubrovnik and features cross-island treks along centuries-old trails on the islands of Brač, Hvar, and Korčula. You'll also explore Diocletian's Palace in Split, hike the fortress walls of Ston, and end your coastal tour amid Dubrovnik's iconic fortressed walls.

Sailing in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia
Map of Sailing Dalmatia: Vis, Korčula, Hvar & Brač - 7 Days
Sailing Dalmatia: Vis, Korčula, Hvar & Brač - 7 Days

The Dalmatia region of Croatia is often called a nautical paradise, and you'll see why on this 7-day sailing trip. Choose a boat that best suits your group's needs, from simple to luxurious. Whichever type you decide upon, you'll enjoy the natural luxury of this stunning region, from secluded beaches to ancient towns.

Hiking on the island of Brač
Map of Hike & Sail: Split, Brač, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 7 Days
Hike & Sail: Split, Brač, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 7 Days

Explore three amazing Croatian jewels—Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik—and discover why so many people fall in love with Croatia. In just a week you'll have time to learn about Croatia's long, rich history in the cities of Split and Dubrovnik; relax on beaches and go sailing around the Pakleni Islands, and hike to monasteries and forgotten villages on Hvar and Brač.

The medieval town of Korcula
Map of Dalmatia Adventure: Split, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik - 7 Days
Dalmatia Adventure: Split, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik - 7 Days

Discover the Dalmatian coast while taking advantage of all the outdoor activities it has to offer. You'll travel from Split to Dubrovnik, along the way visiting the islands of Hvar and Korčula where you will cycle, hike, swim, paddleboard, and snorkel in their secluded bays. You'll also visit unique historical and cultural sites dating back to ancient Greek and Roman times.

Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic"
Map of Best of Split & Dubrovnik  - 7 Days
Best of Split & Dubrovnik - 7 Days

Dive into the coastal culture of Croatia's Dalmatia region with this 7-day journey beginning in Split. Experience incredible national parks, sail among beautiful islands, and explore the country's most popular city, Dubrovnik. From the historic streets of Split to the culinary acumen of the Konavle region, you'll see and do many of the best activities the country has to offer in just one week.

Cycling the Ciro route from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Map of Self-Guided Ciro Trail Bike Tour - 7 Days
Self-Guided Ciro Trail Bike Tour - 7 Days

A unique itinerary for cycling enthusiasts who want to explore Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. You'll start in Dubrovnik and follow the Ciro trail—a former railway line built in 1901 that reopened in 2017 as a bike trail—through the Konavle valley and across the Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina border to Mostar. Discover valleys, rivers, and lakes, and ancient stone bridges and abandoned towns as you cycle through forgotten landscapes.

Istrian rolling hills and vineyards, Croatia
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Cycling in Croatia's Istrian Peninsula - 7 Days

Pedal through the vineyards, olive groves, and lavender fields of Istria's rolling landscape on this week-long cycling tour. Reminiscent of Tuscany, this part of Croatia offers a slower pace of life with its medieval hilltop villages, charming seaside towns, and rich, flavorful food. You'll sample wines and olive oils, visit ancient Roman ruins, and bask on sunny pebble beaches between tranquil rides through the countryside.

Wooden paths take you through Plitvice Lakes National Park
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days

Start in Croatia's capital, Zagreb, and learn about its history and culture before driving south to explore one of Croatia's most famous national parks, Plitvice Lakes. From here, you'll head to the coast of southern Dalmatia for a little sailing and wine tasting. Finally ending your trip exploring the narrow alleyways and fortress walls of the ancient city of Dubrovnik.

Sunset over the rugged island of Brač
Hiking the Dalmatian Coast: Brač, Hvar, Korčula & Pelješac - 7 Days

Discover Croatia's Dalmatian culture and gastronomy on this self-guided hiking adventure. Start in historic Split and hike up to Marjan Hill, then ferry to the islands of Brač, Hvar, and Korčula to explore pristine coastlines and beautiful inland scapes of lavender fields and olive groves. Hike through the Pelješac peninsula before ending in Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic.

Komiza Bay on the island of Vis
Best of Dalmatia: Split, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days

Discover the best of Croatia's Dalmatian coast in a week. Starting in the historic port city of Split, you'll wander through Diocletian's Palace and ancient Roman ruins before taking off for the islands of Hvar and Korčula, Marco Polo's former home. End the trip with a scenic drive through the Pelješac Peninsula—Croatia's famous wine region—before enjoying two nights in the fortressed city of Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik Walls at Sunset
Explore Dalmatia from Dubrovnik to Split - 7 Days

This tour of the Dalmatian Coast explores the historic Old Towns of Dubrovnik, Split, and Trogir, with their cobbled streets and medieval sites. You'll enjoy a day trip to the Pelješac Peninsula and Korčula Island for wine and oyster tastings, and to explore the old walls of Ston. Escape the city with a swim in the waterfalls of Krka National Park, and discover the old Roman city of Salona with its large amphitheater and impressive Klis Fortress.

The beautiful coastal city of Rovinj
Map of Magical Istria: Motovun, Grožnjan, Brijuni & Pula - 7 Days
Magical Istria: Motovun, Grožnjan, Brijuni & Pula - 7 Days

The perfect week-long tour of Croatia's Istrian Peninsula starts and ends in Zagreb and includes a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park. You'll have three nights in the charming coastal town of Rovinj, a great jumping-off point to explore its romantic countryside. Venture amid a sea of hills and valleys decorated with vineyards, olive groves, and medieval hilltop towns before discovering more of the coast, like the port village of Fažana, Veli Brijun island, and Istria's largest city, Pula.

Summer scene of boaters and beachgoers on Hvar Island
Map of Croatia Luxury Tour: Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days
Croatia Luxury Tour: Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days

Spend a week in luxury exploring Croatia's Dalmatian cities and Adriatic islands on this complete week-long itinerary, starting in Split and ending in Dubrovnik. Follow winding wooden paths to traverse emerald pools and river islands in Krka National park, soak in the Adriatic views on a luxury speedboat to Biševo, Vis, and Pakleni islands, and discover the Konavle region beyond the "Adriatic Pearl," where you'll learn to cook like a local on a family-run estate. Throughout the trip, enjoy private guided tours, indulge in delicious local food, and relax at night in upscale accommodations.

Sailing along the Dalmatian Coast
Sailing Dalmatia: Brač, Hvar, Korčula, & Mljet - 7 Days

In a week, there's plenty of time to experience the highlights of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast from the vantage of your private sailboat. From historic Split, you'll hoist anchor and set out to Dubrovnik, the "Adriatic Pearl," stopping to explore four charming and diverse islands along the way: Brač, Hvar, Korčula, and Mljet. 

The Veliki Tabor fortress in the Zagorje region, Croatia
Map of Northern Dalmatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Zadar, & Split - 7 Days
Northern Dalmatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Zadar, & Split - 7 Days

This week-long tour through Northern Dalmatia features Plitvice Lakes National Park and the historic coastal cities of  Zadar and Split. You'll begin in Zagreb, as well as spend a day touring the bucolic Zagorje region, before working your way through spectacular Plitvice Lakes. From here you'll carry on to Zadar, stopping to explore the maze-like medieval streets of Šibenik, and end your tour in the modern-ancient city of Split.

The historic town of Korčula
Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, & 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 two of the country's most popular parks, Plitvice Lakes and Krka, as you make your way to the ancient port city of Split. Spend a couple of days relaxing in Korčula before heading overland through wine country on the Pelješac Peninsula to end your stay in the medieval town of Dubrovnik.

The island of Brač
Dalmatia Family Adventure: Split, Cetina River, & Hvar - 7 Days

This week-long itinerary is perfect for adventurous families looking to explore the Dalmatian coastline through fun, sporty activities. Starting and ending in Split, you'll spend time exploring the historic city and paddling the Marjan Peninsula before taking the day to hike, climb, swim, and jump your way down the Cetina River. Next, you'll set sail to swim and snorkel around Brač Island as you make your way to Hvar Island, in time to paddle amid the Pakleni archipelago and join a cycling tour of the island's dynamic island terrain.

Beautiful sunset from the coastline of Ston
Map of Scenic Southern Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Pelješac, Korčula, & Mljet - 7 Days
Scenic Southern Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Pelješac, Korčula, & Mljet - 7 Days

Discover Southern Dalmatia's wild beauty on this week-long itinerary that starts and ends in Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." Board a speedboat to the lush Elafiti Islands, visit wineries on Korčula and the Pelješac peninsula, and enjoy sweeping views over the Adriatic from a parapet walkway in Ston. This tour perfectly incorporates cultural exploration of popular coastal towns with relaxation and adventure to remote island settings.

Šolta Island, Croatia
Cycle and Sail the Dalmatian Islands - 7 Days

Explore Croatia's Dalmatian islands on this active tour, starting on the rural island of Šolta with its traditional way of life. Then set sail to the islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, and Mljet, cycling through the pastoral wilderness, villages, and Mediterranean shrubbery, all while discovering ruins, ancient old towns, and national parks. End your trip on the small island of Šipan and sail to the city of Dubrovnik, where you can walk its historic walls, peruse its Old Town, and climb to Srđ Hill for outstanding panoramic views of the region.

Explore the Dalmatian hinterland on an ATV tour from Split
Map of Croatia Family Vacation: Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days
Croatia Family Vacation: Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days

This packed weeklong itinerary is perfect for adventurous families who are short on time. Hit the top highlights with visits to Split and Hvar, where you'll tour ancient Roman ruins, explore the Dalmatian hinterland and rugged island terrain, and kayak the Adriatic sea to nearby islets. End in Dubrovnik to go back in time as the kids stroll the monumental city walls, peer inside fortresses, and discover hidden stairways and elusive alleys leftover from the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Rugged mountains of Paklenica National Park
Map of Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica & Split - 7 Days
Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica & Split - 7 Days

The perfect week-long adventure in Croatia for those looking to experience the natural highlights while keeping active. You'll swim, kayak, and raft your way down the Zrmanja River, hike amid karst rock formations in Paklenica National Park, and spend a day sailing to and around Šolta Island.

Split's waterfront view at dusk
Map of Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, & Split - 7 Days
Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, & Split - 7 Days

This 7-day getaway is a short and sweet solution for travelers looking to discover the best of Croatia from cultural attractions to breathtaking scenery. Start in the country's lively capital for museums, art galleries, and historical buildings, then head to the Istrian Peninsula to explore Pula's Roman ruins, Rovnij's network of medieval streets, and the stunning hilltop towns of Grožnjan and Motovun. End your trip discovering the ancient coastal cities of Dalmatia from the unforgettable sunsets of Zadar and the impressive fortresses of Šibenik to Split's famous Diocletian's Palace.

The beautiful island town of Hvar and Pakleni Islands in the distance
Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Hvar, & Dubrovnik

Spend a week exploring Croatia's top highlights on this packed itinerary from the lively capital of Zagreb to medieval Dubrovnik. Follow winding boardwalks through lush woods and glassy travertine lakes in Plitvice and Krka National Parks and ride a ferry to the coastal city of Split, dotted with impressive Roman ruins. You'll discover Hvar and its nearby Pakleni Islands on back-to-back kayaking and cycling excursions and cap off your trip touring the "Pearl of the Adriatic."

Velo Zaraće on Hvar
Dalmatia Adventure: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 7 Days

Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of the Dalmatian coast on this week-long adventure, beginning in Dubrovnik. You'll venture through the rugged Pelješac Peninsula to Korčula before finding your way to Hvar where you'll explore the Pakleni Islands by kayak and hike the island terrain to seek out hidden beaches. Your trip concludes with a self-guided discovery tour of Split's famed Roman ruins set amid Romanesque and Baroque buildings.

Split, Croatia at Sunset
Highlights of Dubrovnik and Split - 7 Days

Explore the history and culture of the Dalmatian Coast, starting in the walled fortress city of Dubrovnik, where you'll enjoy a guided walking tour, an optional kayak excursion, and sunset atop Srđ Hill. Hike across Koločep Island and discover its Blue Cave, then go oyster and wine tasting on Pelješac Peninsula. End your trip in the city of Split, where you'll explore the historic Diocletian's Palace, hike through Marjan Park, and enjoy an afternoon on the beach.

Discover the Dalmatian coast and Adriatic islands on an exciting bike tour
Map of Dalmatian Coast Bike Tour: Split, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days
Dalmatian Coast Bike Tour: Split, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days

Discover the Dalmatian coast from Split to Dubrovnik on this week-long self-guided cycling adventure. You'll warm the legs with a ride up Marjan Hill to look over the historic city of Split, ride alongside fields of lavender and ancient Greek ruins in Hvar's interior, and cross the length of Korčula to drink native wines and swim in the sea. Then it's back to the mainland with a ride over the ruggedly beautiful Pelješac peninsula to the historic saltpans of Ston before ending the trip with two nights in the "Adriatic Pearl," and a day to venture into the rural countryside beyond the city's gleaming streets.

Board a ferry to the island of Hvar
Best of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 7 Days

This week-long 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.

Cycling on the Pelješac Peninsula
Hike, Bike, & Kayak in South Croatia - 7 Days

This multi-sport trip is designed for those who like to be active on their vacation while staying in the same region. Begin your week-long trip on Korčula Island, where you'll stay busy checking out all of its historic churches, local restaurants, and gray stone houses. Then, cycle and kayak around the Pelješac Peninsula, visiting Mljet Island's National Park and taking in all of its popular sites. After seeing much of Ston, head back to Dubrovnik — where you flew in — and explore the city's rich culture and history.

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