Croatia 8-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 33 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Croatia.

Croatia has it all: ancient cities, gorgeous islands, unspoiled national parks, and all those miles of picture-perfect coastline. One of the best options to experiencing Croatia’s many highlights is to travel down the famous Dalmatian Coast, from Zagreb to Dubrovnik, stopping at the singularly beautiful Plitvice National Park along the way. Outdoor excursionists and wine aficionados could plan a cycling tour of the vineyards on the Istria Peninsula, and sailors can take to the Adriatic Sea and island-hop between Hvar, Vis, Mljet, and more.

For more great trip ideas, see 8 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas.

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Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands archipelago in the distance
Map of Dalmatia Adventure: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 8 Days
Dalmatia Adventure: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 8 Days

From Dubrovnik's city walls and limestone-paved streets to the ancient Roman city of Split, this 7-day itinerary features the highlights of Croatia's stunning Dalmatian coast. Enjoy three nights in the "Adriatic Pearl" discovering baroque buildings and medieval fortresses, savor Dalmatian cuisine in Marco Polo's hometown of Korčula, and explore the 14 wooded and rocky islets of the Pakleni archipelago on a guided kayak tour.

Highlights of Croatia: Split to Dubrovnik - 8 Days
Map of Highlights of Croatia: Split to Dubrovnik - 8 Days
Highlights of Croatia: Split to Dubrovnik - 8 Days

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.

View of Dubrovnik's Historic Old Town Walls
Best of the Dalmatian Coast - 8 Days

Discover the ancient cities and natural wonders of Croatia's stunning Dalmatian Coastline, starting in the historic city of Split and its 4th-century Diocletian's Palace. Use Split as your hub while enjoying some of the country's most spectacular scenery, including a day trip to Trogir, ziplining across Cetina River Canyon, hiking along the wooden boardwalks of Plitvice Lakes, and swimming in the emerald lagoons of Krka National Park. End your trip in the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik, where you can walk the old town walls, enjoy a sunrise atop Mount Srd, and discover the unique history of the region.

Sunset over the Krka river estuary and Lake Prokljan, near Skradin
Map of Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 8 Days
Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 8 Days

This itinerary, filled with the top experiences in Croatia and Slovenia, will bring you to Dubrovnik's famed Old Town, the imposing defense walls of Ston, and historic Split. Admire the beauty of Krka and Plitvice Lakes national parks, feast on straight-from-the-sea fare in Zadar, and visit the popular Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb. Once in Slovenia, you can hike, row, or swim in Lake Bled, take a walking tour of elegant Ljubljana, and go underground to explore Postojna Cave.

Boardwalks around Plitvice Lakes
Map of Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Pula, & Split - 8 Days
Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Pula, & Split - 8 Days

Enjoy eight days of cultural exploration around Croatia. You'll begin in the colorful capital of Zagreb, tour the romantic landscape of Istria, visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, and venture along the Dalmatian coast from Zadar to Split. Along the way, explore ancient Roman ruins in Pula and Split, sip Istrian wine and eat truffle-infused dishes in Motovun, catch an unforgettable sunset in Zadar, and admire Šibenik's architectural masterpiece, the grand Cathedral of St. James.

Canyon near Krka National Park
Map of Dalmatia Adventure: Split, Krka, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 8 Days
Dalmatia Adventure: Split, Krka, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 8 Days

A great option for active travelers who want to combine stunning scenery with outdoor adventure. Starting in Split, you'll explore popular Krka National Park and canyon the Cetina River before taking to the sea to discover Hvar Island. You'll hike, paddle, and rappel your way across the southern Dalmatian coast ending your stay in historic Dubrovnik.

Explore the Pelješac Peninsula and catch a ferry to Korčula from Orebić
Map of Hidden Gems of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik to Split - 8 Days
Hidden Gems of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik to Split - 8 Days

Journey along the southern Dalmatian coast from the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik, to the historic port city of Split. This eight-day itinerary features the perfect combination of popular attractions, including Korcula Town and Krka National Park, with the slightly less obvious Cavtat, Kolocep, Trogir, and Klis. Along the way, you'll discover ancient Roman ruins and medieval town centers, dine on mussels, sample local wines, and tour the Peljesac Peninsula.

Cycle the Wine Roads of Istria - 8 Days
Map of Cycle the Wine Roads of Istria - 8 Days
Cycle the Wine Roads of Istria - 8 Days

Istria, the largest Croatian peninsula, is truly magical. Its historic hilltop towns, vineyards, and olive groves make an ideal setting for cycling adventures. Add views of the Adriatic Sea and the seductive tastes of excellent Istrian wines and you're all set for an active and indulgent week in this beautiful region of Croatia.

Stunning waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park and winding boardwalk
Map of Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 8 Days
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 8 Days

This route covers the highlights of Croatia's southern Dalmatian coast, where you will explore beautiful landscapes and ancient culture. Begin in Zagreb and drive south to Croatia's most popular city, Dubrovnik. En route, you will stop at national parks, Plitvice Lakes and Krka, the historic port cities of Zadar and Split, and sample wine on the island of Hvar before ending your adventure in Dubrovnik.

Idyllic turquoise stone beach near Cavtat
Map of Hidden Gems of Dalmatia: Trogir, Šibenik, Pelješac, & Cavtat - 8 Days
Hidden Gems of Dalmatia: Trogir, Šibenik, Pelješac, & Cavtat - 8 Days

This eight-day itinerary highlights some of Croatia's most popular attractions with a few less-visited gems. Covering the Dalmatian coast from Split to Dubrovnik, you will stop along the way in Ston on the Pelješac Peninsula, as well as enjoy day trips to Trogir, Krka National Park, and the Elafiti Islands. Discover ancient Roman ruins, medieval town centers historic islands, and trek amid rushing waterfalls.

Spanjola fortress at sunset in Hvar, Croatia
Discover Ancient Croatia: Dubrovnik to Hvar - 8 Days

This exciting itinerary combines self-driving to explore Croatia's breathtaking scenery alongside guided tours to discover the country's ancient history. After arriving, you can stroll past Dubrovnik's spectacular architecture along cobblestone pathways and self-drive through the Pelješac peninsula to the charming island Korčula. From Korčula, you will drive to Split where you can take a day trip to the picturesque Plitvice Lakes National Park before catching a ferry to the beautiful Mediterranean island Hvar and finally, departing back to Dubrovnik.

Hvar Island
Map of Dalmatian Coast Adventure: Hike & Kayak - 8 Days
Dalmatian Coast Adventure: Hike & Kayak - 8 Days

Hike, kayak, and tour your way from the ancient seaside town of Split to the walled city of Dubrovnik, with stops in abandoned villages, island coastlines, and sprawling wine country along the way. If you've ever dreamed of exploring the Dalmatian Coast - this tour's for you!

Croatia is a great destination for mountain biking
Map of Bike & Sail: Split to Dubrovnik - 8 Days
Bike & Sail: Split to Dubrovnik - 8 Days

Enjoy this exclusive bike and sail tour along the Dalmatian coast on a private boat! Discover beautiful roads, charming villages and towns, and the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. On your guided trip from Split, you'll hop between five Croatian islands before ending on a high note in lively Dubrovnik.

Cascading waterfalls of Skradinski Buk in Krka National Park
Map of Croatia Luxury Tour: Split, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 8 Days
Croatia Luxury Tour: Split, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 8 Days

Explore Croatia's Adriatic islands and Dalmatian coastline in comfort and style with private transfers and guided tours to and from luxury hotels. Sample sweet and savory local delicacies on a food tour of the ancient coastal city of Split, take a dip in the emerald-green lagoon of Krka National Park's Skradinski Buk waterfalls and discover Hvar's undulating island terrain, accented with vineyard-covered hills, thick olive groves, and fragrant fields full of rosemary and lavender. You'll spend time in Lumbarda wine country, admire the baroque buildings of Dubrovnik's Old Town, and while away the hours lazing on a private cove near Cavtat.

Colorful Harbor of Lošinj
Discover Croatia's Istria Region - 8 Days

This trip focuses on the cultural and culinary delights of the Istria region in Croatia, starting with a road trip through the hilly medieval villages of Grožnjan and Motovun. Enjoy a boat trip to the islands of Brijuni National Park, explore the coastal cities of Rovinj, Pula, and Opatija, and discover the untouched scenery of Cres and Lošinj Island. Along the way, you'll explore the region's culinary scene with visits to a regional winery and a local distillery, as well as an eco goat farm, an olive grove, and a wool museum.

Dubrovnik's Fort Lovrijenac
Best of Dalmatia: Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik - 8 Days

A combination of cultural exploration and active adventure, this itinerary highlights the southern Dalmatian coast from Split to Dubrovnik, with excursions to Krka National Park, Šibenik, and the Pelješac Peninsula. You will explore ancient town centers and Roman ruins, cycle through fields, villages, and vineyards on a wine tour of eastern Korčula, and climb centuries-old ramparts and parapets.

The ancient coastal city of Dubrovnik
Map of Highlights of the Dalmatian Coast: Dubrovnik, Korčula & Split - 8 Days
Highlights of the Dalmatian Coast: Dubrovnik, Korčula & Split - 8 Days

Discover the jewels of the Dalmatian Coast with this eight-day itinerary that explores the history, culture, and natural wonders of Croatia's most spectacular region. Starting at the medieval fortress of Dubrovnik, you'll travel north along the Adriatic islands, hopping through the beaches and caves of Korcula and Hvar before finishing your journey in the ancient Roman port city of Split.

Paddle in the Adriatic bay admiring Dubrovnik's coastline
Best of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar & Split - 8 Days

Discover the sights and delights of the southern Dalmatian coast on this eight-day itinerary highlighting Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, and Split. This tour will guide you through stunning coastal towns at a comfortable pace as well as take you on excursions to nearby islands, the popular Krka National Park, and historic Sibenik. You'll kayak off the coast of Dubrovnik, bike to Korcula Island, and tour the iridescent blue waters of Biševo Island's famed Blue Cave.

Plitvice Lakes National Park in all its fall glory
Map of Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica & Split - 8 Days
Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica & Split - 8 Days

Pack in 8 days of adventure as you travel from Zagreb to the Dalmatian coast. You'll paddle rapids on the Zrmanja River, trek through black-pine forests in Paklenica National Park, and swim off the coast of Šolta's white-pebbled beaches. You'll even have time for a little cultural exploration of historic cities and charming towns as well as time for relaxation in between walking, rafting, hiking, swimming, and sailing.

Dubrovnik's West Harbor
Nature & Culture of Dalmatia - 8 Days

Combine Croatia's medieval cities and exceptional natural beauty on this trip, starting with a tour of Split's 4th-century Diocletian Palace and an excursion to the emerald waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Next, head to the island of Hvar, where you'll kayak its shores and explore its cobbled streets, vineyards, mountains, and lavender fields. End the trip in Dubrovnik by eating your way through its historic streets and watching the sunset atop Srd Hill.

The beautiful island of Mljet off the coast of Dubrovnik
Scenic Southern Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Pelješac, & Mljet - 8 Days

Soak up the sunshine on this 8-day itinerary focused on Southern Dalmatia—a perfect combination of nature and culture. Beginning and ending in Dubrovnik, you'll enjoy day trips to nearby lush islands where you'll spend time taking in the sights through kayaking, snorkeling, trekking, and swimming. As well as have time experiencing Korčula's island terrain, exploring the rugged Pelješac peninsula, and discovering Ston's historic defense wall and glittering saltpans.

Pick up a rugged, but beautiful, coastal trail through Mljet National Park
Map of Croatia Walking Tour: Dalmatian Coast & Adriatic Islands - 8 Days
Croatia Walking Tour: Dalmatian Coast & Adriatic Islands - 8 Days

In eight days, explore Croatia's captivating Dalmatian coast and nearby Adriatic islands on foot, using Dubrovnik as a springboard into the surrounding area. Local-curated walking routes will take you past stone villages, family-run vineyards, dramatic coastal paths, and through thick forests of pine, oak, and Mediterranean scrub. Along the way, you'll spend three nights in the fortressed city of Dubrovnik, the perfect baroque and Renaissance contrast to all that untouched countryside.

Sailboat in the Supetar harbor on Brac Island
Sailing Dalmatia: Vis, Lastovo, Mljet, & Brač - 8 Days

A perfect combination of adventure, culture, and relaxation on this 8-day private sailing trip sees you sail from the ancient coastal city of Split to chart a course for nearby famous islands of the Adriatic. You'll spend the night in the harbor of five different islands, from isolated Lastovo to the larger islands of popular Korčula and Hvar as well as enjoy a little time on land discovering each of the island's character.

The beautiful coastal city of Rovinj
Map of Magical Istria: Zagreb, Rovinj, Cape Kamenjak, & Plitvice Lakes - 8 Days
Magical Istria: Zagreb, Rovinj, Cape Kamenjak, & Plitvice Lakes - 8 Days

Explore Croatia's "Tierra Magica," a compelling region chock-full of vineyards, olive groves, stunning Venetian-style coastline, and medieval hilltop towns. You'll spend eight days discovering the romantic Istrian Peninsula as well as spend time in the vibrant capital of Zagreb and enjoy a full morning exploring the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park. Try a meal with pilchards in Fažana, visit the once-infamous White Villa on Brijuni Island, and tour the dramatic coastline of Cape Kamenjak.

The town of Omiš in the Cetina River Canyon
Multisport Croatia: Split, Skradin & Trogir - 8 Days

Outdoor adventures abound on this active 8-day journey through some of Croatia's most breathtaking landscapes. Hike to the waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes and Krka, raft down the Zrmanja and Cetina Rivers, and trek to the famous limestone cliffs of Paklenica. In between adrenaline-filled excursions, spend your downtime soaking up culture and history in the ancient Dalmatian ports of Split, Skradin, and Trogir.

Cycling in Croatia
Cycle the Western Balkans - 8 Days

Enjoy a cycling tour of the Western Balkans, traversing parts of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. You'll start in the medieval city of Dubrovnik and cycle through the Bay of Kotor, stopping in historic villages dotting the shore. Explore the towns of Kotor, Herceg Novi, and Cavtat, as well as the caves and wineries of Zavala and Ravno in Herzegovina. End the tour walking along walls and eating oysters in Ston on the Pelješac Peninsula, then bike through wineries, olive groves, and along beaches to return to Dubrovnik. 

Hike to breathtaking views over the Adriatic
Hike Croatia's Adriatic Islands - 8 Days

This 8-day, small-group tour takes you hiking and island hopping against the spectacular backdrop of Croatia's Adriatic coast. Starting in Zagreb, make your way through Plitvice Lakes National Park and the Velebit Mountains to reach the glittering Adriatic. Skipping between the islands of Krk, Cres, and Lošinj, you'll embark on a series of half-day hikes—discovering a magical landscape of secluded fishing villages, rocky peaks, and hidden beaches along the way.

Cool off with the family at a beach near Rovinj's town center
Map of Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 8 Days
Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 8 Days

Create unforgettable memories with your little ones on this 8-day family-oriented holiday as you cover Croatia's highlights. You'll begin in the dynamic capital of Zagreb, explore the straight-out-of-a-storybook Istrian peninsula and Rovinj, and discover the Adriatic-fueled melody of the Sea Organ in Zadar, Roman emperor Diocletian's Palace in  Split, and the rugged island terrain of Hvar. The kids will love peering over Dubrovnik's towering city walls, riding the cable car up Srđ Mountain, and meeting the animals of nearby Honey Valley.

Cover stunning landscapes as you cycle in Europe's southeastern corner
Map of Southeastern Europe Multisport: Croatia, Montenegro, & Bosnia and Herzegovina - 8 Days
Southeastern Europe Multisport: Croatia, Montenegro, & Bosnia and Herzegovina - 8 Days

Discover Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia as you hike and bike your way through this exciting multisport itinerary. You'll trek in the mountains of the Konavle countryside, bike over the historic Ciro route amid the wild and unspoiled nature of the Popovo polje, and canoe and swim your way down the green Trebižat River. With time left over to explore three historical cities, atmospheric Kotor, enchanting Mostar, and bewitching Dubrovnik, you'll get to know southeastern Europe intimately.

Hvar's scenic harbor
Cruise the Croatian Coast: Dalmatian & Elafiti Islands - 8 Days

Explore the Dalmatian Coast in style on this 8-day small-group cruise through Croatia’s most beguiling islands. Combining gourmet experiences with plenty of relaxing downtime, you'll cruise from the ancient port of Split to the medieval walls of Dubrovnik, island hopping through the Adriatic along the way. Swim off the famous golden sands of Brač’s Zlatni Rat, tour an organic farm on Hvar, go wine tasting on Korčula, and cycle around saltwater lakes in Mljet. Each night you’ll drop anchor in a different island port, letting you sample the culture, cuisine, and glittering nightlife on offer.

A cyclist looks to the Venetian-influenced city of Korčula Town
Map of Dalmatian Coast Bike Tour: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Mljet, & Šipan - 8 Days
Dalmatian Coast Bike Tour: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Mljet, & Šipan - 8 Days

This self-guided 8-day cycling tour starts in Croatia's Konavle, the rural countryside beyond Dubrovnik, before leading you through the rugged terrain of the Pelješac peninsula to your first Adriatic island, Korčula. You'll pedal amid olive groves, vineyard-covered hills, and along stunning coastal paths until it's time to venture to Mljet National Park to cover equally, if not more beautiful ground. You'll end your active holiday with two nights in the "Adriatic Pearl," enough time to explore the city as well as visit the nearby island of Šipan for one last day of riding.

Sunset over the Peljesac Peninsula
Hike, Bike & Kayak Croatia: Ston & Dubrovnik - 8 Days

Celebrate the natural wonders of Croatia's southern coastline on this eight-day multisport adventure. Starting on the glittering Peljesac Peninsula, you'll spend five nights in the town of Ston, home to ancient salt flats and renowned vineyards. Cycle through Mljet National Park, hike Ston's historic city walls, and sea kayak in idyllic bays before cycling down the coast to end your adventure in Dubrovnik— where you'll explore "The Pearl of the Adriatic" and take a day trip to its neighboring islands.

Vineyards of Croatia
Explore Dalmatia's Gastronomy - 8 Days

Explore Croatia's Dalmatian coast on this food tour, starting in the historic walled city of Dubrovnik and with wine tastings, a beer tasting, and traditional meals on the island of Korčula and the Pelješac Peninsula. Explore the beauty of Mljet National Park before transferring to the town of Omiš for a rafting experience along the Cetina River. End the trip in the city of Split, where you'll explore Diocletian's Palace, shop at local markets, and enjoy a cooking class from a celebrated chef.

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