Croatia 9-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 18 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Croatia.

Whether you prefer an active holiday or one of luxury, in 9 days you can perfectly craft your immersive Croatian adventure. You could paddle white water of the Zrmanja, go canyoning down the Cetina River, and bike Konavle wine country on a multi-sport itinerary. Or, delight the senses on an exciting sailing excursion to popular as well as less-frequented Adriatic islands from Korčula and Hvar to Vis, Lastovo, Mljet, and Brač. And if you prefer the comforts of privately guided cultural tours, world-class dining options, and boutique accommodations, then cover Croatia’s highlights in style on an indulgent itinerary from old-meets-new Zagreb to the gleaming streets of Dubrovnik.

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Bled Castle overlooks serene Lake Bled
Map of Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 9 Days
Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 9 Days

From cultural stops in coastal towns and dynamic capital cities to national parks and underground caves, this itinerary perfectly captures Croatia and Slovenia. Starting in Dubrovnik, the "Adriatic Pearl," you'll venture through Dalmatia, stopping in medieval Ston before reaching the ancient Roman cities of Split and Zadar. Then it's on to Plitvice Lakes and Krka National Parks, Zagreb, and Slovenian highlights Ljubljana and Lake Bled.

Pula's Roman Arena, a mini Colosseum
Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, & Split - 9 Days

Experience Croatia's charming capital and coastal cities, medieval hilltop towns, and peaceful islands with this complete 9-day itinerary. You'll discover the best attractions starting from Zagreb as you venture throughout the Istrian Peninsula, through stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park, and down the Dalmatian coast to end in historic Split. Explore Pula's famed Roman Arena, wander amid the Roman and Byzantine ruins of Brijuni National Park, and listen to the music of Zadar's sea organ.

Scenic view of Dubrovnik
The Must-Sees of Croatia, Dubrovnik to Rijeka - 9 Days

This multi-activity holiday will showcase Croatia’s highlights over an 8-day period and keep you active through various daily excursions. Visit some of the most beautiful parts of Croatia, beginning in Dubrovnik and traveling north towards Split, Zadar, and Rijeka. See Korčula, one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia, kayak and canoe on the Trebizat River, and cycle in Krka River National Park. You will also visit Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia’s neighboring country.

The sun sets over the Adriatic and Zadar's tiled rooftops
Map of Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 9 Days
Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 9 Days

Indulge the senses on this 9-day luxury itinerary featuring the highlights of some of Croatia's finest architecture, cuisine, and landscapes. With an expert guide, you'll discover the cascading waterfalls and glassy lakes in Plitvice and Krka, dine on to-die-for seafood at a Michelin-guide restaurant in Zadar, and take in the famed Diocletian's Palace on a private gastronomy tour of Split. Then it's off to stroll the Hvar Riviera and sample grape varietals in Lumbarda wine country on Korčula before spending time exploring 16th-century stone walls and fascinating baroque and Renaissance buildings in Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik at sunset
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 9 Days

Begin your tour of Croatia in the capital, Zagreb, and drive south along the Dalmatian coast to end in the medieval town of Dubrovnik. Along the way, you will stop at popular national parks—Plitvice Lakes and Krka—as well as the ancient port cities of Zadar and Split before tasting wine on the island of Hvar and capping off your trip in the "Pearl of the Adriatic."

The River Cetina source in the Dalmatian hinterland beyond Split
Map of Explore Southern Dalmatia: From Split to Dubrovnik - 9 Days
Explore Southern Dalmatia: From Split to Dubrovnik - 9 Days

A perfect blend of culture and adventure, this route travels across the southern Dalmatian coast from Split to Dubrovnik. Immerse yourself amid ancient Roman walls and palaces in the historic port city of Split before joining an exciting bike tour through the Croatian hinterland and discovering several popular Adriatic islands, including Bisevo, Vis, Hvar, and Korčula. You'll end your stay in Dubrovnik exploring Baroque and Renaissance buildings, fortress walls, and the legendary wines native to the region.

Makarska's waterfront Riva
Hand-Picked Croatia: Zagreb to the Dalmatian Coast - 9 Days

Discover local gems alongside the landmarks on this 9-day odyssey along Croatia's sun-drenched Dalmatian Coast. Beginning and ending in the capital of Zagreb, you'll make your way south along the Adriatic, exploring exquisite medieval and Roman ports, taking a day trip through the Dalmatian and Pakleni Islands, and climbing into the clouds on the towering Mount Biokovo.

The village of Omis at the mouth of the Cetina River, Croatia's adventure capital
Map of Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Split & Dubrovnik - 9 Days
Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Split & Dubrovnik - 9 Days

Experience Croatia's coastal cities and national parks on this 9-day adventure from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Discover the emerald-green and turquoise lakes of Plitvice Lakes National Park, paddle the Zrmanja River rapids, and take in an unforgettable sunset in Zadar. You'll also go canyoning down the Cetina River, venture through the raw beauty of the Pelješac Peninsula, and pedal through wine country in the Konavle outside the captivating city of Dubrovnik.

Toast your travels at local vineyards on this Croatian adventure
Map of Dalmatian Coast Food & Wine Tour: Split, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik - 9 Days
Dalmatian Coast Food & Wine Tour: Split, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik - 9 Days

Eat and drink your way down Croatia's Dalmatian Coast on this 9-day gastronomic adventure. Sample sweet and savory delicacies on a walking tour of ancient Split, then hop between the sun-soaked islands of Hvar and Korcula for wine-tasting and Adriatic views. Head to Ston for the country's best oysters, then end in Dubrovnik—touring the spectacular walled city and escaping to the countryside for a farmhouse feast.

The Church of St. Euphemia marks the beautiful Old Town of Rovinj
Map of Magical Istria: Zagreb, Rovinj, Cape Kamenjak, & Plitvice - 9 Days
Magical Istria: Zagreb, Rovinj, Cape Kamenjak, & Plitvice - 9 Days

Enjoy nine days immersing yourself in Croatia's Istrian Peninsula, starting and ending in the vibrant capital of Zagreb. You'll spend four nights in the coastal Venetian-style town of Rovinj, a great base to explore the romantic landscape of nearby vineyards and olive groves, medieval hilltop towns, and dramatic coastline. Stroll Opatija's Lungomare for pretty views of the Kvarner Gulf, drink Istrian wine and eat truffle-infused dishes in Motovun, as well as discover the lush beauty of famous Plitvice Lakes.

Orebić on the Pelješac Peninsula
Best of Dalmatia: Split, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik - 9 Days

Experience Croatia's coastal cities, Roman ruins, and the rocky and wooded Pakleni Islands with this nine-day route. Start in Split and discover the fourth-century Diocletian's Palace and the historic Hvar Town before paddling out to the Pakleni Islands and touring wineries in the Lumbarda region on Korčula. Drive through the rugged landscape of the Peljesac Peninsula, navigate narrow streets, explore fortified walls in Ston, and take a private walking tour of Dubrovnik's medieval core.

Supetar harbor on the island of Brač
Sailing Dalmatia: Vis, Lastovo, Mljet, & Brač - 9 Days

Enjoy 9 days of sun and sea on a private sailboat as you cruise around 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 seafood and drink local wine, and drop anchor to visit frozen-in-time island villages.

Explore the streets of Old Town Hvar
Best of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 9 Days

Experience the best of the southern Dalmatian coast with this cultural and active 9-day itinerary. Starting in historic Dubrovnik, you'll work your way to the islands of Korčula and Hvar, before ending your trip in the ancient coastal city of Split. Along the way, you'll paddle to the nearby Pakleni Islands, sail to the famed waters of the Blue Cave and Vis Island, and tour unique points of interest on Brač Island.

Family in Croatia
Map of Family Time on Croatia's Coast  - 9 Days
Family Time on Croatia's Coast - 9 Days

Go beyond the typical European hotspots and take your family on an unforgettable nine-day adventure to Croatia. Kayak around the sun-kissed Dalmatian Coast, walk amid ancient Roman palaces in Split, and marvel at the medieval fortress walls in Dubrovnik. Along the way, you'll hop aboard private boats for island excursions to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Adriatic Sea for snorkeling and sunbathing.

Cycle your way across the Dalmatian Coast
Cycle Southern Croatia: Dalmatian Coast & Islands - 9 Days

Discover the highlights and hidden gems of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast on this 9-day cycling adventure. Starting in the ancient Adriatic port of Split, you'll explore the islands of Korčula, Brač, Mljet and Hvar by bike—pedaling past a backdrop of scenic coastlines, lush vineyards, and hidden beaches. Hop over to the Pelješac Penisula to cycle around its rugged wine country and Mljet Island peaceful lakes, then head south down the coast to end your journey at the majestic city walls of Dubrovnik.

Kayaking the open Adriatic Sea to the Pakleni archipelago from Hvar
Map of Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 9 Days
Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 9 Days

From ancient Roman ruins to kayaking the Pakleni Islands archipelago, this 9-day itinerary is perfectly crafted for your next family adventure and features a mix of cultural, historic, and active pursuits. Explore the capital city of Zagreb before discovering remains of the Roman empire in Pula and the delights of the Istrian peninsula's west coast. You'll then tour Dalmatia with stops in historic Zadar, Split, and Hvar Island, ending your stay in Dubrovnik, a stone kingdom worthy of a child's imagination.

Dramatic coastline on the island of Šipan off the coast of Dubrovnik
Dalmatia Adventure: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar & Split - 9 Days

From kayaking and swimming to hiking and cycling, this 9-day itinerary of Dalmatia is perfectly crafted for your next travel adventure. You'll begin in southern Dalmatia in Dubrovnik where you'll kayak to nearby Elafiti Islands to swim and snorkel and ride a bike through the Konavle, and then venture through the dramatic Pelješac peninsula. You'll explore Korčula and Hvar covering the island terrain on a hiking and biking excursion and end your stay in the modern-ancient city of Split.

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