Best of Skradin

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Skradin
Overlooking a breathtaking stretch of the Krko River, Skradin is a charming, easy-going town set with pastel-hued houses, cobblestone streets, and a hilltop promontory affording fine views over the countryside. Skradin’s best feature is its location just a few miles downriver from stunning Krka National Park. This pristine nature reserve harbors diverse plant and animal life (including over 200 bird species) and is famous for its magnificent waterfalls, considered the most beautiful in Croatia.  

It’s well worth overnighting in Skradin to make the most of visits to the national park and other nearby sights. Previous kimkim travelers have spent the day exploring the wonders of Krka National Park, walking serene trailers, and admiring the sparkling cascades at Skradinski Buk. The nearby coastal city of Sibenik makes for an equally rewarding day trip. On a private guided tour, you can see dazzling Unesco World Heritage sites (like the 15th-century Cathedral of St James) while learning about glorious and dreadful deeds from the past. Wherever you go, the day’s adventures are capped with a traditional meal at a local restaurant — an undoubted highlight of any trip in the food-loving Dalmatian region.
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Beachgoers wade in the crystalline waters of the Adriatic Sea near Zadar
Map of Dalmatian Coast Family Holiday: Zadar, Split, Hvar, & More - 15 Days
Dalmatian Coast Family Holiday: Zadar, Split, Hvar, & More - 15 Days

Planning a two-week family vacation in Croatia may seem like a daunting task, but with plenty of activities for the family, the choices are endless. This itinerary is chock-full of cultural exploration and lazy beach days, from the historic city of Zadar and the small island of Krapanj to the ancient coastal city of Split and the stunning island of Hvar. You'll relax swim, snorkel, and kayak in the sparkling Adriatic, discover dramatic waterfalls and glittering emerald-green lakes in Krka National Park, and catch the most beautiful sunsets in Zadar.

The Dalmation island of Brač
Croatia by Land & Sea: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 15 Days

Explore Croatia’s natural wonders on this active 15-day multisport adventure. Travel the length of the country from the culture-rich capital of Zagreb to the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik, immersing yourself in the spectacular and diverse landscapes in between. Kayak the Zrmanja River, hike the waterfalls of Krka, cycle the rugged Pelješac Peninsula, and sail between idyllic Adriatic islands—with plenty of time for cultural sights and gastronomic discoveries along the way.

Dubrovnik, "Pearl of the Adriatic"
Self-Drive Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 12 Days

With a perfect blend of nature, history, and culture, this 12-day self-drive itinerary lets you discover Croatia’s highlights at your own pace. Starting in the capital of Zagreb, wind your way south along the glittering Dalmatian Coast to Dubrovnik—hiking to waterfalls and hidden lakes, exploring Roman ruins and medieval fortresses, and hopping between idyllic Adriatic islands along the way.

Historic Skradin—gateway to Krka National Park—sits pretty on the Krka river
Map of Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana  - 15 Days
Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 15 Days

Explore the best of Croatia and Slovenia on this 15-day itinerary, from the walled city of Dubrovnik to Ljubljana's leafy and pedestrian-friendly streets. Spend three nights aboard a private catamaran as you tour the Adriatic coast and its islands, including Šipan, Koločep, Mljet, and the ever-popular Korčula and Hvar. You'll ride an electric bike around stunning Krka National Park, listen to the Sea Organ play its unending melody in Zadar, and go underground and meet Brilliant, an imposing stalagmite in Postojna Cave.

Dubrovnik's city walls
Croatia by Land & Sea: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 13 Days

This 13-day itinerary is perfect for adventure seekers looking to explore Croatia's natural and cultural wonders. Starting in the capital of Zagreb, you'll wind your way south through a land of fairytale castles, dramatic waterfalls, and pristine national parks to reach the captivating Dalmatian Coast. Tour the ancient port city of Split, set sail to the unspoiled islands of Brač, Hvar, and Korcula, and cycle and hike your way through the rugged wine country of the Pelješac Peninsula. Your journey ends in the magnificent walled city of Dubrovnik, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic."

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Map of Best of Croatia: Dubrovnik to Zagreb - 14 Days
Best of Croatia: Dubrovnik to Zagreb - 14 Days

Get ready for the ultimate Croatian adventure. Over two weeks you'll travel the length of the country and hit all the highlights along the coast as well as inland. This includes the ancient fortress city of Dubrovnik, Adriatic islands, Zadar with its famous sunsets, UNESCO -certified national parks, the historic capital of Zagreb, and much more.

Krka National Park
Croatia by Land & Sea: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 14 Days

This 2-week multisport itinerary blends the best of Croatia’s major sights with lots of opportunities to hike, bike, kayak, and sail your way through its spectacular landscapes. Get to know the capital of Zagreb, then hit the road to explore historic castles, dramatic waterfalls, and dense forests. After hiking around two pristine national parks, you'll set sail from the ancient port of Split and island-hop around the Adriatic. Back on the mainland, cycle and kayak your way through the unspoiled wine country of the Peljesac Peninsula before finishing up in the magnificent walled city of Dubrovnik.

View's over Korčula's Old Town
Self-Drive Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 14 Days

Two weeks is the perfect amount of time to explore the best of Croatia’s UNESCO-listed cities, rugged wine country, and idyllic islands. On this immersive self-drive adventure, you'll set off from the northern capital of Zagreb, discovering enchanting castles and pristine national parks as you head south toward the spectacular Dalmatian Coast. After unforgettable stops in Zadar, Skradin, Split, Hvar, and Korčula, your journey comes to an end in the historic Adriatic fortress of Dubrovnik.

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.

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.

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.

A memorable sunset over Lake Bled
Map of Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 12 Days
Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 12 Days

This 12-day tour covers Croatia and Slovenia's best, from cultural stops in coastal towns, capital cities, and the Adriatic islands, to the exploration of national parks and underground caves. You'll begin in Dubrovnik, sail for four days around Croatian islands, visit the ancient Roman cities of Split, Zadar, and Trogir, and spend a night in dynamic Zagreb. You'll cap off your trip with two nights in Ljubljana with time to explore Lake Bled and its namesake island.

Sail to Mljet National Park off the coast of the Pelješac peninsula
Map of Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 14 Days
Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 14 Days

Follow this two-week route along Croatia's captivating Dalmatian coast, beginning in Dubrovnik and ending in Slovenia's inviting capital, Ljubljana. You'll spend four days sailing amid the Adriatic islands, including a visit to favored Korčula and Hvar as you work your way to Split and Zadar. Marvel at the postcard-perfect beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, stroll through Zagreb's 1000-year-old town center, and row a boat to Bled's fairytale chapel in the center of its namesake lake.

Coastal landscape of Dubrovnik and the Elafiti Islands from Fort Imperijal
Map of Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 16 Days
Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 16 Days

Experience the best of Croatia and Slovenia on this in-depth tour. Beginning in Dubrovnik, you'll work your way up the Dalmatian coast by land and sea before turning inland to explore Plitvice Lakes and Krka national parks, and then onward to the dynamic capital of Zagreb. Next, you'll cross the border into Slovenia to discover charming Ljubljana, picturesque Lake Bled, and the dramatic karst region with Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle.

The vineyard covered slopes of the Pelješac peninsula
Map of Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 11 Days
Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 11 Days

Take pleasure in this 11-day itinerary from Dubrovnik to Ljubljana. You'll spend four days aboard a private catamaran sailing around the Adriatic Islands before switching gears and continuing the adventure by car. Bike the rugged terrain of the Pelješac peninsula, walk Split's 1,700-year-old stone streets, immerse yourself in the quiet majesty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, and enjoy a day trip to discover Postojna Cave.

The Triple Bridge leads to Romantic Ljubljana's Prešeren Square
Map of Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 13 Days
Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 13 Days

Perfectly blending culture and history with adventure, this 13-day tour starts in the fortressed city of Dubrovnik and includes four days of sailing to and around some of the Adriatic Islands. You'll work your way up the Dalmatian coast before turning your attention to the exquisite Plitvice Lakes and Krka National Parks. From Zagreb, you'll transfer into Slovenia, where you'll have the pleasure of exploring Lake Bled and Ljubljana on a walking city tour.

Other popular travel destinations in Croatia
Dalmatian Coast · Dubrovnik · Split · Hvar · Korčula Island · Zagreb · Plitvice Lakes · Zadar · Ston · Istria · Rovinj · Hvar Island · Motovun · Vis Island · Opatija · Brač Island · Trogir · Mljet Island · Stari Grad · Šipan · Vela Luka · Šibenik · Osijek · Bale · Miljet Island