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Split hugs the Adriatic coastline and extends to the Marjan peninsula, the "lungs of the city"
Unique Ways To Experience Split

A dynamic port city with a medieval Old Town grown out of the 1,700-year-old Diocletian's Palace, Split bustles with modern life amid its ancient Roman setting. Cafés, restaurants, and galleries cram the cobblestone alleyways, the waterfront and Marjan peninsula teem with outdoor activity, claiming Croatia's second-largest city as one of the Mediterranean's most compelling. Read on and discover the unique ways in which to spend your time in exuberant Split.

7 Best Places to Stay in Split
7 Best Places to Stay in Split

Split is the kind of city you’ll want to take in at your leisure, and that means spending a few days. Luckily, there's a hotel for every taste, often in the historic center—and even within Split's most famous attraction, Diocletian’s Palace. This list has your best options, from pretty boutique hotels in town to classic coastal properties that continue to exude old-world glamour.

Split Itineraries

Highlights of Croatia: Split to Dubrovnik - 8 Days
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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, zip-lining 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 Srđ, and discover the unique history of the region.

Sailing off the coast of Brač
Sailing Dalmatia: Hvar, Brač, & Split - 4 Days

This quick 4-day sailing itinerary is perfect for travelers short on time who love the sun and the sea. You'll set sail on a private boat from the coastal city of Split to visit the lavender island of Hvar—one of the most popular islands in Dalmatia—as well as the island of Brač, well-known for its rugged beauty. Swim, snorkel and cruise your way over the sparkling Adriatic to discover a taste of Croatia's island charm.

View of Split, Croatia
Explore Dalmatia from Split to Dubrovnik - 6 Days

Discover the Dalmatian Coast on this 6-day tour of Croatia, starting in the city of Split with its 4th-century Diocletian's Palace and sprawling Marjan Park. Head inland to explore one of the country's waterfall-infused parks (Krka or Plitvice) before heading south to Dubrovnik to walk its old town and historic walls. Along the way, stop on the Pelješac Peninsula for old fortifications, world-famous oysters, and delicious red wine, plus an optional kayaking excursion.

Walk and hike along the lake trails around Plitvice National Park
Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, & Šolta - 6 Days

This itinerary is great for those who are short on time and looking for a mixture of adventure and culture. You'll spend six days discovering Croatia from the lively capital, Zagreb, through the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park to the historic port city of Split. You'll then have a day of adrenaline on the Cetina River before a final day to relax, swim, and sail around Šolta Island just off the coast of Split.

Idyllic turquoise stone beach near Cavtat
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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.

Explore the Pelješac Peninsula and catch a ferry to Korčula from Orebić
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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 Korčula Town and Krka National Park, with the slightly less obvious, Cavtat, Koločep, 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 Pelješac Peninsula.

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.

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.

Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic"
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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.

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

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.

Explore the Dalmatian hinterland on an ATV tour from Split
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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.

Ride the cable car up Srđ Mountain to overlook Dubrovnik and the nearby Elafiti Islands
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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.

Cliff face on the island of Koločep
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Hidden Gems of Dalmatia: Koločep, Mljet, Šolta Island, & Trogir - 10 Days

Discover the hidden gems of Croatia with this 10-day tour of the Dalmatian coast, featuring time spent in the popular and historic coastal cities of Dubrovnik and Split. You'll explore the peaceful island hamlets and idyllic wooded setting of Koločep, the raw beauty of the Pelješac peninsula, and Mljet, the greenest Adriatic island.  You'll hike, bike, swim and sail quiet islands, ancient cities, and sparkling seas.

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.

The old town of Sibenik on the Adriatic coast in Dalmatia
Northern Dalmatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Zadar, & Split - 6 Days

Uncover Croatia's colorful history and culture on this 6-day itinerary focused on Northern Dalmatia. From the lively capital of Zagreb you'll find your way to the country's most popular park, Plitvice Lakes National Park, and continue to historic Zadar along the Adriatic coast. Cap off your trip with three nights in fascinating Split.

Sailing in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia
Sailing Dalmatia: Vis, Korčula, Hvar & Brač - 6 Days

Sail to four of Croatia's most popular Adriatic islands—Vis, Korčula, Hvar, and Brač. Enjoy the sea breeze and sunshine as you relax and delight your senses onboard your private sailboat, stopping along the way to swim, snorkel, and explore charming coastal towns. You'll begin and end in Split and chart a route to nearby islands with time spent to discover the beautiful Pakleni archipelago.

Kayaking the open Adriatic Sea to the Pakleni archipelago from Hvar
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Croatia Family Vacation: Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 6 Days

With an exciting focus on activities sure to keep both parents and kids entertained, this quick 6-day itinerary begins in the ancient coastal city of Split and ends in the limestone-paved town of Dubrovnik. You'll discover Roman ruins throughout Split, from palaces and sphinxes to historic gates, kayak the Adriatic Sea to the wooded Pakleni Islands from sunny Hvar,  and enjoy an afternoon looking on as the kids take up the reins and ride a pony (or horse) at Honey Valley, near Dubrovnik.

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

Discover the jewels of the Dalmatian Coast with this 8-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, island hopping through the beaches and caves of Korčula and Hvar before finishing your journey in the ancient Roman port city of Split.

The Adriatic Sea from Korčula Town's waterfront
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Highlights of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 15 Days

Discover the historic and cultural highlights of Croatia's popular Dalmatian coast on this complete 15-day itinerary. You'll dedicate time to exploring Dubrovnik, Korčula Town, Hvar Town, and Split, as well as lesser-traveled regions and settlements like Lumbarda on Korčula and Malo and Velo Grablje on Hvar. Take in a sunset over the Elafiti Islands from Dubrovnik's Srđ Mountain, find your way to waterfalls and emerald-green pools in Krka National Park, and explore the famous 4th-century Diocletian's Palace in Split.

Hike the fortress walls of Ston
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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.

Hiking on the island of Brač
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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.

Diocletian's Palace in Split, Croatia
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Best of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 10 Days

A combination of diverse cultural exploration and active adventure, this 10-day itinerary highlights the southern Dalmatian coast. You'll explore historic Dubrovnik, ancient Split, and idyllic Hvar, as well as venture to nearby islands, Krka National Park, and Šibenik. You'll bike Korčula Island, kayak off of Dubrovnik and Hvar, sail amid the Pakleni Islands, and discover the island of Brač.

St. Euphemia Church dominates Rovinj's skyline
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Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice & Split - 10 Days

Explore Croatia's top cities and cultural sights on this 10-day Best of Croatia tour. Start in Zagreb, the country's capital, before moving on to explore the Roman ruins, Venetian-style architecture, and medieval hilltop towns of the Istrian Peninsula. After spending a night in stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park, you'll work your way down the Adriatic coast to visit Zadar, Šibenik, and Split, as well as enjoy a fun day of sailing to the quaint island of Šolta.

The ancient hilltop city of Motovun
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Discover Croatia: Zagreb, Istria, Plitvice, & Dalmatia - 14 Days

This 14-day adventure covers the highlights of Croatia, from the north to the south and the Dalmatian Coast to the inland national parks. You'll leave no stone unturned as you stroll the cobbled streets of ancient cities like Split and Dubrovnik. You'll also discover the culture and history of the country on a tour of Zagreb, partaking in a cooking class, and visiting the stunning waterfalls at Plitvice and Krka national parks.

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.

The Veliki Tabor fortress in the Zagorje region, Croatia
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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.

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.

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.

Mom and kids look over Dubrovnik's Old Town from Srđ Mountain
Map of Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 15 Days
Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 15 Days

This complete 15-day family vacation covers Croatia's highlights from the dynamic capital of Zagreb to the fortressed city of Dubrovnik with an exciting focus on activities sure to keep the children entertained. From one end of the country to the next, you'll explore the charming hilltop towns and Venetian-influenced cities of the Istrian peninsula, travel down the length of the sunny Dalmatian coast with two nights spent on Hvar Island, and discover the delights of the hinterland beyond the ancient city of Split. You'll spend two relaxing nights at Hotel Amarin—a haven for families, work together as a team to solve puzzles and clues to "escape" a room in Split, and kayak the Adriatic Sea to the Pakleni Islands archipelago.

Splash in the emerald-green waters of Skradinski Buk falls in Krka National Park
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Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 11 Days

If spending 11 days traveling with the kids in tow through Croatia's top cities and historic sites sounds perfect, then this complete itinerary is for you. You'll explore the charms of the Istrian peninsula from Pula's mini-Colosseum to the Venetian-inspired architecture of Rovinj before spending three nights in the ancient coastal city of Split discovering nearby Krka National Park and the stunning landscape beyond the coast. End in Dubrovnik and let the kids' imagination run wild as they tramp through the centuries-old streets, climb towering walls, and "sail" through the air up to Srđ Mountain.

Trakošćan Castle in the Zagorje region on a sunny fall day
Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, & Split - 11 Days

Spend 11 days exploring the best of Croatia's attractions from the charming capital of Zagreb and the castle-laden hills of Zagorje down to the ancient coastal city of Split and the nearby stuck-in-time Šolta Island. You'll venture across the romantic countryside of Istria to discover Roman ruins, Venetian-style architecture, and medieval hilltop towns before moving on to stroll the wooden boardwalks of the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park. The trip culminates with a tour along the Dalmatian coast to end in Split, stopping first to visit underrated Šibenik and trendy Zadar.

Boardwalks around Plitvice Lakes
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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.

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.

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.

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 8-day itinerary highlighting Dubrovnik, Korčula, 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 Šibenik. You'll kayak off the coast of Dubrovnik, bike Korčula Island, and tour the iridescent blue waters of Biševo Island's famed Blue Cave.

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.

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.

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.

Dubrovnik's West Harbor
Nature and 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 Srđ Hill.

Cool off with the family at a beach near Rovinj's town center
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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.

Bird's eye view over Dubrovnik
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Best of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 12 Days

In this 12-day itinerary, you'll wind your way from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, to Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." Covering many of the country's best highlights, you'll see notable sights such as Plitvice Lakes National Park and Rector's Palace as well as taste the local cuisine and famous wines. A balance of culture and adventure provides you with an incredible experience from soaring high about the Cetina River Canyon to paddling the incredible blue waves of the Adriatic around Croatian islands. For an in-depth look, view the days detailed below.

Aerial View of Lake Bled, Slovenia
Explore the Northwest Balkans - 12 Days

Explore the northwestern Balkans in this trip that combines nature with historic cities, starting in Slovenia with a tour of its capital Ljubljana, as well as visits to Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, and the country's Karst Region. Discover the beauty of Croatia by visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park, as well as the ancient Old Towns of Split's Diocletian Palace and Dubrovnik's walled fortress. Enjoy day trips to Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls in Bosnia and Herzegovina, plus Perast and Kotor in Montenegro.

A young boy swims underwater in the crystalline Adriatic Sea
Map of Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days
Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days

Bring the family and spend 12 days exploring Croatia's top historical and cultural sites, featuring two nights at the kid and parent-friendly Hotel Amarin outside Rovinj. You'll begin in the capital of Zagreb before working your way around the charming Istrian peninsula from Motovun and Pula to Rovinj and nearby Park šuma Zlatni Rt. Then it's off to discover the Dalmatian coast: listen to Zadar's Sea Organ, visit an emperor's palace in Split, and swim in an emerald-green lagoon at Krka National Park, ending your stay amid secret stairwells, imposing walls, and the gleaming streets of Dubrovnik.

Underwater scene off the Dalmatian coast
Croatia Multisport: Plitvice, Paklenica, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 16 Days

Not for the faint of heart, this 16-day multisport itinerary covers Croatia's top sights and attractions from the vantage of an adrenaline-fueled activity. Begin in the capital of Zagreb before cutting inland through stunning Plitvice Lakes and working your way down the Dalmatian coast. Cover all the elements as you paddle, swim, and scuba white water, rivers, and the Adriatic, walk, hike, and bike your way through national parks, karst rock, and wine country, and finally sail through the air, suspended by only a harness and wire over a river canyon.

Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands archipelago in the distance
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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.

Admire the stunning view of medieval Dubrovnik and the Adriatic
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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
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Cetina river source in the Dalmatian hinterland beyond Split
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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 Biševo, Vis, Hvar, and Korčula. You'll end your stay in the Dubrovnik, exploring baroque and renaissance buildings, fortress walls, and the legendary wines native to the region.

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.

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.

Beautiful Vis Island, a popular day-trip from the island of Hvar
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Explore Dalmatia: Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik - 13 Days

Immerse yourself into the coastal culture of the Dalmatian region with this 13-day journey through Croatia. You'll see incredible national parks, sail among beautiful islands, and explore the country's most popular city, Dubrovnik. Thanks to the international flight options to Split and Dubrovnik, it is possible to travel open-jaw too. Learn more with these diverse itineraries, below.

A father and daughter duo ride the tree-lined trails of Park šuma Zlatni Rt near Rovinj
Map of Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 14 Days
Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 14 Days

Spend two weeks exploring Croatia with the family on this packed 14-day itinerary. Stroll the pedestrian-friendly streets of Zagreb's historic neighborhoods, hunt for mushrooms alongside truffle-sniffing dogs in Istria, then continue down the Dalmatian coast to spend time in the ancient Roman city of Split and the famous island town of Hvar. Let the kids peer off Dubrovnik's imposing fortress walls and wander tucked-away stairwells and alleys and if they're up for it, enjoy a horse (or pony) ride at charming Honey Valley.

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 9-day route. Start in Split and discover the 4th-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 Pelješac Peninsula, navigate narrow streets and explore fortified walls in Ston, and take a private walking tour of Dubrovnik's medieval core.

Meet the farm animals at Medena Dolina (Honey Valley), near Dubrovnik
Map of Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 13 Days
Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 13 Days

From Zagreb's cobblestone streets to Dubrovnik's monumental encircling walls, this 13-day trip is the perfect family-friendly Croatian adventure. Discover the Roman ruins of Pula and the wonderful amenities of Hotel Amarin just outside Rovinj in Istria, then venture south along the Adriatic coastline to Zadar, Krka National Park, and the coastal city of Split with two nights spent along the Hvar Riviera. Finish in the "Adriatic Pearl," and let the kids roam the limestone-paved streets and climb the centuries-old stone ramparts of the city's many fortresses.

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.

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.

Picturesque alleyways of Hvar Town
Map of Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 10 Days
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

This 10-day tour highlights the southern Dalmatian coast from the Roman port city of Split to the medieval fortressed walls of Dubrovnik with your first stop in Croatia's capital, Zagreb. Experience stunning landscapes and rich, ancient culture on this adventurous route, as you visit breathtaking national parks, Roman ruins, and kayak off the mainland to nearby islands.

Supetar harbor on the island of Brač
Sailing Dalmatia: Vis, Lastovo, Mljet, & Brač - 10 Days

Enjoy 10 days of sun and sea on a private sailboat as you cruise to and between 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-caught seafood and drink local wine, and drop anchor to visit frozen-in-time island villages.

Red-roofed homes of Motovun, a hill town in the the Istrian peninsula
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Unique Highlights of Croatia: Motovun, Pula, Grabovac, Trogir, & Hvar - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary highlights some of Croatia's more popular attractions, including the medieval hill town of Motovun and the "Adriatic Pearl," Dubrovnik, with a unique twist. For example, you'll venture into the romantic Istrian peninsula to seek out the prized truffle and explore Dubrovnik's limestone-paved streets on a private tour of two of the country's most esteemed artists. You'll also discover trendy cafés in Zagreb, marvel at Plitvice Lakes' enchanting beauty, listen to Zadar's Sea Organ, and visit famed Diocletian's Palace in Split.

The Old Town of Dubrovnik
Best of Dalmatia: Split, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary of the Dalmatian coast features a perfect mix of culture, history, and relaxation as you discover ancient Roman cities, island villages, rugged landscapes, and coastal ramparts. Begin with a walking tour of Split before kayaking, sailing, and cycling the islands of Hvar and Korčula, working your way south through the Pelješac Peninsula to visit Ston. End your stay in medieval Dubrovnik where you'll have the day to explore beautiful beaches and medieval villages along Montenegro's Adriatic coastline.

Near Split, lies the island-city of Trogir
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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.

The town of Omis at the mouth of the Cetina River, southeast of Split
Croatia Multisport: Plitvice, Paklenica, Split, & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

This 10-day multisport itinerary combines culture and history with a large dose of adventure. You'll explore historical cities along the coast, hike through rugged mountain landscapes, relax on idyllic islands, and visit Croatia's most famous national parks. The trip begins in the capital of Zagreb before heading south to Zadar, through Plitvice Lakes National Park, over the Zrmanja River, to the Dalmatian coast and onward to medieval Dubrovnik.

Zip your way across the Cetina River Canyon
Dalmatia Adventure: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar & Split - 10 Days

Explore the Dalmatian coast from Dubrovnik to Split on this 10-day adventure. Walk the historic 75-foot defense walls in medieval Dubrovnik, kayak out to Lokrum Island, and bike the Konavle wine region before heading off to the islands of Korčula and Hvar.  You'll step back in time on Korčula as you hike the historic Napoleon path and take in the array of stunning sights on Hvar before capping off your stay with an adrenaline-fueled day of activities along the Cetina River.

The coastal town of Hvar
Dalmatia Adventure: Split, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

Explore Croatia's historic port cities, rugged landscapes, and charming islands with this balanced 10-day Dalmatian coast adventure starting in Split and ending in Dubrovnik. Amble alongside waterfalls and rapids in the stunning Krka National Park, join a sunset kayaking excursion from Hvar to the Pakleni islands and pedal through Lumbarda wine country on Korčula. You'll trek along the southern slopes of Mt. Ilija on the Pelješac Peninsula, explore the medieval fortressed city of Dubrovnik, and spend a day touring the spectacular Adriatic coastline and seaside towns of Montenegro.

Twins playing in the shallows of the clear Adriatic Sea
Map of Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 10 Days
Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

Enjoy this 10-day family adventure highlighting the top attractions that will delight both parents and children. From Zagreb, you'll transfer to the romantic countryside of the Istrian peninsula to check out Pula and its Roman ruins before settling in Hotel Amarin for two nights just outside Rovinj. Next, you'll explore the coastal cities of Zadar and Split and kayak from Hvar Town to the Pakleni Islands, capping off your holiday with time spent in Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic," and a child's playground.

The stunning Old Town of Rovinj along the coast of Istria
Best of Croatia: Pula to Dubrovnik - 15 Days

Explore the highlights of Croatia as you cross the country starting in the Istrian Peninsula in the north and working your way down the Dalmatian Coast to the "Adriatic Pearl", Dubrovnik. Along the way, you will explore ancient Roman ruins, medieval fortressed towns, and beautiful national parks. You will also bike, hike, kayak, and zip-line on this tour that highlights both adventure and cultural discovery.

Underwater scene off the Dalmatian coast, near Šibenik
Croatia Multisport: Plitvice, Paklenica, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 15 Days

Set out through coastal cities, idyllic island towns, and rugged landscapes on this 15-day multisport adventure. Enjoy the stunning beauty of Plitvice Lakes and Paklenica national parks, paddle down the Zrmanja River, and discover aquatic wildlife on a scuba diving trip. You'll kayak off the coast of Hvar, pedal your way amid Lumbarda vineyards on Korčula, hike the Pelješac Peninsula, and spend a day in nearby Montenegro.

Cavtat Peninsula shore looking north
Classic Croatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, Split, & Zagreb - 15 Days

Discover Croatia's highlights on this 15-day itinerary. Starting from Dubrovnik, you'll tour the Konavle wine region, head to Ston on the Pelješac Peninsula and on to Korčula, Hvar, and Vis to sail and kayak the Adriatic and to relax on idyllic pebble beaches. Visit the ancient port city of Split before checking out the stunning national parks of Krka and Plitvice and ending the trip with a self-discovery tour of Zagreb's museums, galleries, and parks.

Plitvice Lakes National Park, just south of Zagreb
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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.

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.

Zlatni Rat Beach, Island of Brač
Map of Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Split, Brač, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Split, Brač, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days

The sun always shines on the Dalmatian Coast—one of the most scenic coastal drives in Europe. In 12 days, you'll have the freedom to explore on your own, starting from historic Zagreb and ending at the walls of mighty Dubrovnik with a wide selection of national parks and beautiful coastal towns to stop at along the way.

Take in a sunset over Dubrovnik from atop Srđ Mountain
Best of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 6 Days

Visit the highlights of Croatia's famous Dalmatian coast. Begin in Dubrovnik, heading to the islands of Korčula and Hvar next, before ending your trip in the vibrant city of Split, spending an extra day in Hvar to sail to the nearby Pakleni islands. Along the way, you will explore medieval towns, discover baroque architecture, and visit ancient Roman ruins.

A rocky shore on Korčula
Best of Dalmatia: Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik - 6 Days

This itinerary is perfect if you want to discover the best of Croatia's Dalmatian coast in a short amount of time. Start in Split by exploring Diocletian's Palace before jumping-off to Hvar and Korčula, then passing through the rugged Pelješac Peninsula to Dubrovnik for fortressed walls and baroque architecture.

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."

The town of Jelsa on Hvar Island
Map of Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Šibenik, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 11 Days
Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Šibenik, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 11 Days

From the romantic countryside of Istria to the charming coastal cities along the Dalmatian coast, this complete 11-day journey covering the best of Croatia has it all. The trip begins in the bustling capital of Zagreb and then takes you to Pula, Rovinj, Poreč, and Motovun with Roman ruins, historic churches, and medieval hilltop towns waiting to be explored. You'll catch an unforgettable sunset in Zadar, wind your way through labyrinthine streets in Šibenik and Trogir, ride a bike across Hvar Island, and walk the ancient fortress walls of Dubrovnik, the "Adriatic Pearl."

Dubrovnik's Bokar fortress
Map of Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 11 Days
Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 11 Days

Enjoy this complete 11-day self-guided itinerary across Croatia covering the best sites and attractions from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Along the way, stop to explore the castle laden hills of the Zagorje, wander the wooden boardwalks that wind through stunning Plitvice Lakes, and stroll along Zadar's waterfront as you listen to the waves of the Adriatic make music. Discover the famous Diocletian's Palace in Split, take in panoramic vistas from atop Hvar's Španjola Fortress, and roam limestone paved streets and discover baroque buildings in Dubrovnik.

Omis town, the adventure capital of Croatia
Croatia Multisport: Plitvice, Cetina River, Korčula & Pelješac - 11 Days

Enjoy this 11-day active itinerary through Croatia, starting in the capital, Zagreb, and ending in Dubrovnik. You'll fall in love with Croatia's rugged and wild beauty as you work your way down the Dalmatian coast, canyoning, kayaking, hiking, biking, and swimming all along the way. From stunning and diverse national parks to charming coastal cities and island villages, you'll get a complete sense of Croatia on this tour.

The stunning blue-green waters of the Adriatic kiss the Cavtat shoreline
Map of Croatia Luxury Tour: Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 6 Days
Croatia Luxury Tour: Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 6 Days

This short and decadently sweet itinerary is perfect for travelers who are short on time and love indulging in luxurious travel experiences. You'll tour the Dalmatian coast beginning with a food tour of local delicacies in Split, then it's off to Hvar to explore dazzling beaches and rugged island scenery before joining a private boat tour to nearby islands. Your holiday ends in Dubrovnik, where you'll enjoy a walking tour of the historic city as well as visit the rustic countryside of the Konavle region.

Komiža harbor
Classic Croatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Split, & Zagreb - 16 Days

Experience all the highlights of Croatia, beginning in the ancient fortress city of Dubrovnic and ending in the historic capital of Zagreb. You'll cover the length of the country as well as spend some time exploring charming Adriatic islands. Discover Roman ruins, medieval fortressed towns dotted with ornate baroque and renaissance buildings, and secluded beaches. Explore UNESCO-certified national parks, meander and climb the narrow laneways and parapets in Ston,  and dine on fresh seafood in Zadar.

Roman ruins in Salona near Split
Classic Croatia: Plitvice, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 16 Days

Immerse yourself in Croatia's stunning beauty and historic cities on this classic 16-day itinerary, beginning in dynamic Zagreb and ending in famous Dubrovnik. You'll cover the length of the country as well as spend time exploring the bucolic hills of the Zagorje, the travertine lakes of Plitvice, the coastal cities of Zadar, Šibenik, and Split, and the islands of Hvar, Korčula, and Trogir. Discover Roman ruins, medieval fortressed towns dotted with ornate baroque and Renaissance buildings, and enjoy a day visiting the Montenegro coast.

View over Zagreb's Kaptol
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 11 Days

Croatia is a country of stunning landscapes and rich, ancient culture—you'll experience the best of both worlds on this adventurous route as you cover the country's highlights. You'll begin in Zagreb and work your way to the Dalmatian coast, spending a little extra time in Hvar before ending your tour in Dubrovnik. You'll explore ancient cities, kayak pristine waters, and hike small islands.

Krka National Park
Croatia Multisport: Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice, & Zagreb - 16 Days

Take in the wild and rugged beauty of Croatia's top sights and attractions on this complete adrenaline-fueled 16-day adventure. You'll cover three historic cities along the Dalmatian coast—Dubrovnik, Split, and Zadar—as well as spend two nights in Zagreb with exciting day trips to nearby islands and ancient fortressed cities. Hike and bike island terrain on Korčula and Hvar, spend a day canyoning the Cetina River, and walk amid waterfalls and emerald-green lakes in stunning Krka and Plitvice Lakes national parks.

The seafront promenade and historic port of Split, Dalmatia's capital
Map of Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 11 Days
Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 11 Days

From the busy streets of Zagreb to the sunny beaches of the Adriatic coast, this luxurious 11-day itinerary highlights Croatia's top historic sites and cultural attractions. Stroll through leafy green parks and discover grand architectural treats in Zagreb, explore Zadar's walled Old Town—a treasure trove of ancient Roman ruins and structures, and see dramatic waterfalls and glittering lakes in Plitvice and Krka national parks. End your holiday in southern Dalmatia, where remote island settlements and ruggedly beautiful beaches of Hvar and Korčula, and gourmet restaurants and a private tour of Dubrovnik's gleaming marble streets will leave you wanting more.

Ston and its defense wall and saltpans
Dalmatia Adventure: Dubrovnik, Pelješac, Korčula & Split - 6 Days

Spend six days uncovering Croatia's historic and rugged beauty on this active itinerary. Start in Dubrovnik for an in-depth walking tour of its Old Town followed by an afternoon paddle to nearby Lokrum Island. Drive through the diverse landscape of the Pelješac Peninsula to Korčula and in time for a bike ride across the island, then round out your trip with a night in the ancient coastal city of Split.

Brusje. one of the older villages on the island of Hvar
Classic Croatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Split, & Zagreb - 11 Days

Discover Croatia's main highlights on this 11-day itinerary, beginning in historic Dubrovnik and ending your stay in the country's capital of Zagreb. Along the way, visit medieval coastal towns and renaissance cities, wander amid well-preserved ancient Roman ruins, kayak, hike, and cycle nearby islands—and choose from a number of stunning beaches along the Dalmatian coast. Catch an unforgettable sunset from Zadar, sample Grk and Pošip white wine from Lumbarda, and admire the beauty of Croatia's best national parks: Plitvice Lakes and Krka.

Discover trails and coastline around the islands of Dalmatia
Dalmatia Adventure: Split, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 6 Days

Spend six days exploring historical town centers, walking centuries-old trails, and pedaling through ancient wine country on this fun adventure of the Dalmatian coast. Begin in Split for a self-guided tour of the city's top attractions like the famous Diocletian's Palace, then make your way to Hvar for a late afternoon paddle to the Pakleni Islands. Board a ferry to Korčula to bike to family-run wineries to taste native wines, before driving through the ruggedly beautiful Pelješac Peninsula, and ending your stay in the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik's Rector's Palace and the Assumption Cathedral in Old Town
Map of Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days
Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days

Spend 12 days among Croatia's finest architecture, cuisine, and scenery on this luxury tour starting in dynamic Zagreb. Explore waterfalls and travertine lakes in Plitvice Lakes and Krka, dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Zadar, and take a private food tour of historic Split. Travel to the Adriatic islands to discover the idyllic settlements and hilly terrain of Hvar and sip on wines native to Korčula. End with two nights roaming the limestone-paved streets of Dubrovnik, the "Adriatic Pearl."

Observation area overlooking the Ardriatic near Viganj on the Pelješac Peninsula
Classic Croatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, Split, & Zagreb - 12 Days

In 12 days, you'll get a great overall feel for Croatia, from cultural stops in baroque and renaissance-infused cities to the exploration of one of the world's best-preserved Roman buildings. Explore medieval walled cities, lively markets, ancient ruins, and old fortresses. You'll sip Dingač red wine on Pelješac, hike along wooden paths and bridges in Plitvice Lakes National Park, and relax on Vis Island's inviting beaches.

Town of Omiš, seen through the Cetina River Canyon
Croatia Multisport: Dubrovnik, Split, Paklenica, Plitvice & Zagreb - 12 Days

From the narrow alleys and fortress walls of Dubrovnik to the leafy green parks and historic buildings of Zagreb, this 12-day itinerary is perfect for the active traveler.  You'll make your way through the wild terrain of the Pelješac Peninsula to hike and bike the islands of Korčula and Hvar and spend a day canyoneering the Cetina River. Cap off the excitement with a visit to historic Šibenik, Plitvice Lakes, and exquisite Paklenica National Park.

One of the 14 wooded Pakleni islands off the coast of Hvar
Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days

This 12-day itinerary is perfect for the active traveler, from the neo-baroque buildings and leafy green parks in Zagreb to the narrow alleys and medieval fortress walls of Dubrovnik. You'll spend a day canyoning the Cetina River and discover the natural beauty of both Korčula and Hvar islands as you bike and hike your way through the rugged terrain of the Pelješac Peninsula. You'll also spend time visiting Plitvice Lakes, trekking in Paklenica National Park, and exploring historic Šibenik.

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.

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.

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. 

Split's waterfront view at dusk
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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 charming hilltop town of Buzet in the Istrian peninsula
Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Istria, & Dalmatia - 13 Days

Go from medieval hilltop towns in vineyard-covered Istria to charming coastal cities of the Dalmatian coast over the course of this 13-day trip. You'll begin in the art-forward capital of Zagreb before venturing to the romantic landscape of the Istrian peninsula where you'll hunt for truffles, tour fortressed villages, and relax on pebbled beaches. Carry on down the coast after spending the night in breathtaking Plitvice Lakes to watch a sunset in Zadar, visit your own personal island off of Korčula, and explore the rugged beauty of the Pelješac peninsula.

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.

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."

View of Zlatni Rat and Adriatic from Brač’s Vidova Gora
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Brač, & Dubrovnik - 13 Days

This 13-day tour blends culture and history with adventure and relaxation. Beginning in Zagreb, you'll venture toward the Dalmatian coast, passing through the bucolic landscape of the Zagorje and the stunning lake and waterfall park of Plitvice Lakes before you reach the historic coastal cities of Zadar and Split. Wander stunning scenery in Krka National Park, explore the island of Brač, tour narrow alleyways and medieval fortress walls in Dubrovnik, and cap off your tour with a day trip to nearby Montenegro.

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.

Discover the Konavle countryside, a famous wine region beyond Dubrovnik
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Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 13 Days

Take 13 days to venture across Croatia on this luxury itinerary from the charming capital city of Zagreb to the medieval fortress town of Dubrovnik. Along the way, you'll visit ancient Roman coastal cities of Zadar and Split, stopping to discover the turquoise lakes and cascading waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes and Krka national parks. You'll end your stay with time spent covering island terrain on Hvar, sipping native wines on Korčula, admiring the Blue Cave on Biševo, and relaxing on gorgeous Stiniva beach on Vis.

Summertime on the Island of Vis
Classic Croatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, Split, & Zagreb - 13 Days

Blending culture and history with adventure, this 13-day tour begins in Dubrovnik and takes you up the Dalmatian coast through the Pelješac Peninsula to Korčula. You'll ferry to Hvar, kayak to the Pakleni Islands as well as sail to Vis before returning to the mainland to visit Diocletian's Palace in Split. From there, head north to the emerald lakes of Plitvice National Park before ending your trip in Zagreb, Croatia's charming capital.

Discover the Dalmatian coast and Adriatic islands on an exciting bike tour
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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.

The town of Omis at the mouth of the Cetina River, southeast of Split
Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 13 Days

Designed for active travelers, this route explores the beautiful nature of Croatia in addition to some of its cultural highlights. Beginning in the capital of Zagreb, you'll visit Plitvice Lakes before hiking through the rugged mountains of Paklenica National Park. Then, take time to swim, rappel, and cliff jump your way down the Cetina River, followed by kayaking, cycling, and hiking Hvar and Korčula islands as well as the rugged Pelješac Peninsula, ending the tour with three nights in the "Adriatic Pearl" of Dubrovnik.

Canyoning down the Cetina River outside of Omiš
Croatia Multisport: Dubrovnik, Split, Paklenica, Plitvice & Zagreb - 13 Days

If you like heart-pumping activity in raw nature with a side of cultural exploration, then this multisport itinerary is for you. Starting in the "Adriatic Pearl" of Dubrovnik you'll paddle to Lokrum Island before driving over the rugged landscape of the Pelješac Peninsula to hike and bike island terrain on Korčula and Hvar. Spend a little time exploring historic Split and then enjoy a day of canyoning the Cetina River, ending the tour with a visit to picturesque Plitvice Lakes and two nights in bustling Zagreb.

The medieval hilltop town of Motovun
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Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, Split & Dubrovnik - 14 Days

Set out to explore the hidden gems of Croatia on this extensive two-week itinerary from the romantic vine-covered hills and Venetian-style coastline of Istria to the ancient coastal cities of Dalmatia. From Zagreb, you'll immerse yourself in the Istrian Peninsula exploring medieval hilltop towns, seeking out prized white truffles, and dining on fresh-caught seafood in top-rated restaurants before experiencing the delights of the Dalmatian coast. You'll take in an unforgettable sunset in Zadar, discover cascading waterfalls and emerald-green lakes in Plitvice Lakes, sail in and around the nearly-barren islands of the Kornati, and enjoy views over the Adriatic and historic saltpans from a parapet walkway in Ston.

Zlatni Rat Beach on the island of Brač
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Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Brač, & Dubrovnik - 14 Days

This complete two-week trip is a great route for travelers visiting Croatia for the first time and includes a day trip to nearby Montenegro. You'll experience the main highlights of the Dalmatian coast, starting from Croatia's capital, Zagreb, to its most popular southern city, Dubrovnik. Swim in the pristine waters of popular Krka National Park, lie out on stunning Zlatni Rat beach on Brač Island, and hike a medieval route between remote villages on Hvar Island.

Stunning Stiniva beach on Vis Island, near Hvar
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Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 14 Days

Spend two weeks experiencing Croatia's cities, the Adriatic islands, and the Dalmatian coast in luxury. Begin with a private tour of Croatia's dynamic capital, Zagreb, to see trendy neighborhoods, unique museums, and magnificent architecture. In Zadar, take in an unforgettable sunset while dining on world-class seafood and wine. Dive into Roman history in Split and savor local delicacies on an exclusive food tour, then spend time discovering the wines and beaches of Hvar and Korčula.

 Rock climber training in Paklenica National Park
Croatia Multisport: Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Plitvice & Zagreb - 14 Days

Discover the rugged and ethereal beauty of Croatia on this complete two-week multisport adventure. You'll cover three historic cities along the Dalmatian coast, Dubrovnik, Split, and Zadar, as well as spend two nights in the capital, Zagreb. You'll hike and bike island terrain on Korčula and Hvar islands, zip-line over the Cetina River Canyon, and walk amid waterfalls and emerald-green lakes in stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Dramatic mountains in Paklenica National Park near Zadar
Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 14 Days

Featuring two weeks of high-octane fun through beautiful and diverse landscapes across Croatia, you'll start your adventure in the capital of Zagreb before working your way down the Dalmatian Coast. Along the way, you'll marvel at the beauty of Plitvice Lakes, raft the rapids of the Zrmanja River, and hike part of the popular Velika Paklenica. Zip-line over the Cetina River Canyon, pedal through Lumbarda wine country, trek along the southern slopes of Mt. Ilija on the Pelješac Peninsula, and explore the narrow alleyways and fortress walls of the ancient city of Dubrovnik.

Lokrum Island, a popular sea kayaking destination off the coast of Dubrovnik
Classic Croatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Split, & Zagreb - 14 Days

This two-week route takes you north through Croatia, taking in many of the popular highlights. Begin in the southern Dalmatian city of Dubrovnik before working your way up the coast through the stunning Pelješac Peninsula and to the islands of Korčula, Hvar, and Vis, ending your stay in the capital of Zagreb. Sample wine from the Konavle Valley, kayak around the Pakleni Islands and tour impressive medieval fortresses and gardens in Šibenik.

Sail to Mljet National Park off the coast of the Pelješac peninsula
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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.

The stunning old town of Rovinj along the coast of Istria
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Istria to Dubrovnik: Land & Sea - 12 Days

Explore Croatia's Istrian Peninsula and be mesmerized by medieval fortress towns, discover the beauty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and look upon stunning coastal views as you make your way from Rovinj to Hvar. Board a private sailboat and be dazzled by Croatia's islands as you make your way across the Adriatic Sea to Dubrovnik. Feel the spirit of the Mediterranean on this 12-day adventure.

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.

Sunset over the Krka river estuary and Lake Prokljan, near Skradin
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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.

Dubrovnik's Banje Beach and fortress walls
Classic Croatia: Plitvice, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 15 Days

Discover Croatia on this classic 15-day route starting in the charming capital of Zagreb. You'll tour the castle-laden hills of the Zagorje and discover cascading waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes before visiting the coastal cities of Zadar, Šibenik, and Split. You'll hike, kayak, swim, and cycle your way across Hvar and Korčula islands and the Pelješac Peninsula, drive to Montenegro for a scenic day trip, and end your stay in Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic."

Sunset over Opatija's Maiden with the Seagull sculpture
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Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 15 Days

From the energetic capital city to the peaceful Konavle villages, explore Croatia's cities and Dalmatian coastline on this comprehensive luxury tour. Starting in Zagreb, you'll discover the stunning architecture and historic landmarks on a guided walking tour. Then head to the coast for a decadent spa treatment in Opatija and tour the travertine lakes at Plitvice Lakes National Park. You'll sample the country's best cheese on Pag, visit Lumbarda wine country on Korčula, and cap off your trip in the medieval city of Dubrovnik.

Two lonely islands off the coast of Zadar in the Kornati National Park
Croatia Multisport: Dubrovnik, Kornati, Paklenica, & Plitvice Lakes - 15 Days

Head off on a 15-day multisport adventure through coastal cities, idyllic island towns, and wild landscapes. Kayak off the coast of Dubrovnik, discover the Konavle wine country on a bike tour, and explore the island terrain of Korčula and Hvar. You'll also zip-line over the Cetina River Canyon, sail amid the near-deserted Kornati Islands and enjoy the stunning beauty of Plitvice Lakes and Paklenica national parks.

The Istrian peninsula's Hum, the "smallest town in the world"
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Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Rovinj, Zadar, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 16 Days

This grand luxury tour features the lively capital of Zagreb, the romantic Istrian peninsula, and the coastal cities and island towns of the picturesque Dalmatian coast from the ancient Roman city of Zadar to medieval Dubrovnik. You'll navigate the network of cobblestoned streets in historic Rovinj, feast on fresh-caught seafood from a world-class restaurant in Zadar, tour the Lumbarda vine-covered countryside on Korčula, and learn to cook like a local on a family-run estate in the Konavle.

Coastal landscape of Dubrovnik and the Elafiti Islands from Fort Imperijal
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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.

Bled Castle overlooks serene Lake Bled
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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.

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".

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.

Mali Ston on Pelješac Peninsula
Classic Croatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Split, & Zagreb - 10 Days

This itinerary combines culture, history, and adventure. Begin in southern Croatia and work your way up the coast, stopping along the way to explore the Pelješac Peninsula, Pakleni and Hvar islands, and the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park. Cap off the trip with a night in Zagreb, the Croatian capital, and wander its pedestrianized sections around Bogovićeva and Preradovićeva.

Savor Dalmatian cuisine and sip native wines in Marco Polo's hometown of Korčula
Map of Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 10 Days
Croatia Luxury Tour: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

If spending a week and a half exploring the best Croatia has to offer sounds like a welcome plan, then this luxury itinerary is perfect for you. Start in lively Zagreb where world-class museums, energetic nightlife, and a stellar food scene leave you wanting more. Continue to the Dalmatian coast for the world's best sunsets in Zadar, a private food tour and exclusive rooftop dining experience in Split, and postcard-perfect beaches on Vis Island before ending your stay discovering the medieval and baroque delights of Dubrovnik's gleaming streets.

The beautiful "Old Town" of Rovinj along the Adriatic coast
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Wonders of the Adriatic Coast: Venice to Dubrovnik - 11 Days

Explore Croatia's stunning coastline from Venice, through Istria, down to the popular islands of Dalmatia. You will see breathtaking views of the Adriatic, cascading waterfalls and emerald-green lakes while sampling some of the country's best wines and delicacies. This well-balanced itinerary of cultural and natural sightseeing is a wonderful introduction to the best of Croatia.

Sunset over medieval Lubenice on Cres Island
Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Istria, Dalmatia, & Dubrovnik - 21 Days

Experience the highlights of Croatia as well as the less-frequented hidden gems on this comprehensive 21-day tour. Start in the dynamic capital of Zagreb and cover the rolling hills and castles of the Zagorje, the hill towns and Venetian-era villages of Istria, and the unspoiled nature of Cres Island in the Kvarner Gulf before returning to the mainland. You'll explore the stunning Dalmatian coast with its ancient coastal cities of Zadar, Šibenik, Trogir, Split, and Dubrovnik along with discovering Adriatic islands, Korčula and Mljet, the rugged beauty of the Pelješac Peninsula, and the exquisite Bay of Kotor on a day trip to Montenegro.

Paklenica National Park
Croatia Multisport: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Paklenica - 11 Days

Enjoy this 11-day adventure through Croatia, starting in Dubrovnik and ending in the capital, Zagreb. You'll fall in love with Croatia's rugged and wild beauty as you kayak, hike, swim, and bike your way over peninsulas and to islands and through lavender fields and wine country. From stunning and diverse national parks to charming coastal cities and island villages, you'll get a complete sense of Croatia on this tour.

The vineyard covered slopes of the Pelješac peninsula
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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.

Climb the steps of the Assumption of Maria on Bled Island in Slovenia
Map of Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Zagreb, Ljubljana, Istria, & Dalmatia - 14 Days
Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Zagreb, Ljubljana, Istria, & Dalmatia - 14 Days

Experience the best of Slovenia and Croatia on this in-depth tour. Beginning in Zagreb, you'll work through Slovenia from relaxed Ljubljana to its pristine lakes and rugged mountains of Triglav National Park, before turning your attention to Croatia's Istrian Peninsula and the Dalmatian Coast. You'll wander ancient Roman ruins and medieval town centers, dine on fresh seafood and traditional Central-European fare, and climb centuries-old ramparts and parapets.

View of Korčula from atop Mt. Ilija on the nearby Pelješac peninsula
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Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Šibenik, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days

This thorough 12-day self-guided tour covers Croatia's best, from cultural stops in Venetian-infused cities to the exploration of ancient Roman ruins. Explore medieval hilltop towns, lively markets, historic fortressed cities, and glittering salt pans. You'll sip local wine native to Korčula, ride through vineyards and olive groves across Hvar Island, and relax on Split's inviting Bačvice beach.

A memorable sunset over Lake Bled
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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.

The medieval hilltop town of Motovun lights up at night
Istria to Dubrovnik: Land & Sea - 11 Days

Enjoy this 11-day itinerary from Rovinj to explore the romantic countryside of the Istrian peninsula before continuing down the Dalmatian coast to end in Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." You'll also spend five relaxing days aboard your personal sailboat for total island immersion from the larger, more populated islands of Hvar and Korčula, to the nature-focused Mljet. Drink Istrian wine and eat truffle-infused dishes in Motovun, marvel at Split's stone sphinx brought back from Egypt 3,500 years ago, and discover the 16th-century stone walls of Dubrovnik's Lovrijenac and Revelin fortresses.

Historic Skradin—gateway to Krka National Park—sits pretty on the Krka river
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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.

The Triple Bridge leads to Romantic Ljubljana's Prešeren Square
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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.

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Best of Croatia: Istria to Dalmatia -14 days

Get ready for an immersive 14-day itinerary that will take you through almost every region in Croatia. It begins in the culturally rich capital of Zagreb, continues through the Istrian Peninsula, and finishes with an epic journey down the beautiful Dalmatian Coast. You'll end the trip in Dubrovnik, one of the most awe-inspiring ancient fortress cities in Europe.

The Soča River in Kobarid, Slovenia
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Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Ljubljana, Rovinj, Hvar, & Dalmatia - 14 Days

Head off on an unforgettable adventure as you cover the best of Croatia and Slovenia in two weeks, starting in Zagreb. You'll cross borders to overnight in the capital of Ljubljana before venturing through the breathtaking scenery of Triglav National Park, the Soča Valley, and the Karst region. Your trip culminates along Croatia's Adriatic coast, from the Istrian Peninsula in the north through to the fortressed city of Dubrovnik in the south as well as Plitvice Lakes, Split, and Hvar in between.

A stone-arched bridge reflected in the Crnojevića river in Montenegro
Southeastern Europe Grand Tour: Croatia to Montenegro - 15 Days

Enjoy culture, history, and relaxation on this packed 15-day grand tour of Croatia's Dalmatian coast and five of the southeastern European nations. You'll begin in Croatia's Zagreb before venturing south to explore the Adriatic coastline and turning inland to navigate a scenic route through Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, and Montenegro. This trip is perfect for the bucket-list traveler who wants to cover as much territory as possible in two weeks.

Ban Jelačić  Square in Croatia's capital, Zagreb
Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 15 Days

Explore the best of Croatia on this 15-day itinerary, from Zagreb's edgy museums and architectural treats to the imposing fortress city walls in Dubrovnik. Spend three days enjoying the captivating Istrian peninsula and its gastronomy scene, then head to the travertine lakes of Plitvice before journeying down the Dalmatian coast to the historic cities of Zadar, Šibenik, and Split. You'll kayak amid the wooded Pakleni islands off the coast of Hvar, drink Grk wine in Korčula, Marco Polo's hometown, and venture through the rugged wilds of the Pelješac peninsula.

Section of the coastal route along the Adriatic Coast
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Self-Drive Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Zagreb - 16 Days

Explore the magical coast of Croatia and feel the diversity of Slovenia during this 16-day  journey. Stretched between two of Europe's biggest treasures - Dubrovnik and Bled, you'll see many of the most beautiful cultural and natural sites. Sandy beaches, hidden coves, crystal clear rivers, lush forests and Alpine peaks await you. For a more detailed description of each day, see the full itinerary below.

The Soča River in Kobarid, Slovenia
Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Zagreb, Ljubljana, Istria, & Dalmatia - 16 Days

A great route to discover Slovenia and Croatia over 16 unforgettable days. Starting in Croatia's dynamic capital, you'll first head into Slovenia to discover charming Ljubljana, the popular Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, as well as the captivating Soča Valley and Kobarid. Then, continue into the romantic Istrian peninsula discovering the walled hilltop towns and thickly wooded landscape before working your way to stunning Plitvice Lakes and then on to the Dalmatian coast ending your stay in medieval Dubrovnik.

Ban Jelačić  Square in Croatia's capital, Zagreb
Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 16 Days

Explore the best of Croatia on this comprehensive 16-day trip from the dynamic capital of Zagreb to the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik. Immerse yourself in culture, history, and stunning landscapes as you tour the romantic countryside of the Istrian peninsula, overnight in Plitvice Lakes National Park, and drive along the Dalmatian coast. You'll roam the tightly-woven network of cobblestoned streets in historic Rovinj, walk Split's 1,700-year-old stone-paved streets, leftover from Roman times, and feast on fresh-caught oysters and mussels in Ston after sampling wine native to the Pelješac peninsula.

Ljubljana on a warm afternoon
Map of Highlights of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Ljubljana, & Zagreb - 17 Days
Highlights of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Ljubljana, & Zagreb - 17 Days

Taking you through some of the best places in Croatia and Slovenia, you can say hello to culture, beaches, art, and genuine central-European hospitality. Go truffle hunting with a local in Ljubljana,  experience the beauty of "Croatia's Tuscany" in Rovinj, and see the world's smallest town Hum, with only 17 inhabitants. Travel back in time to different historical periods, visit impressive UNESCO-Heritage sites, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park. You will visit the charming capitals Ljubljana and Zagreb, and enjoy city views from mountain tops.

Vienna's 13th-century Hofburg Palace, former imperial home of the Habsburg dynasty
Map of Best of Central Europe: Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, & Croatia - 19 Days
Best of Central Europe: Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, & Croatia - 19 Days

This epic Central Europe itinerary highlights the top cities and attractions of the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia. From the cobblestone streets of Prague, you'll head south and discover a new level of elegance and pastoral beauty in Austria, from opera houses to Alpine lakes. Then it's off to Slovenia to explore the charms of Lake Bled and the Karst region before a weeklong tour of Croatia from Zagreb to the sunny Dalmatian coast.

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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.

The Old Town of Sibenik along the Adriatic Coast
Map of Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Šibenik, & Dubrovnik - 15 Days
Croatia Family Vacation: Zagreb, Rovinj, Šibenik, & Dubrovnik - 15 Days

This 15-day family-friendly vacation focuses on a few great locations and kid-friendly hotels to keep everyone entertained from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Enjoy a day at the beach on Cape Kamenjak, kayak from Šibenik to explore the island fort of St. Nicholas, wander the ancient Diocletian's Palace in historic Split, and take a speedboat to discover the villages, hidden caves, and cliffs of the Elafiti islands.

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.

Other popular travel destinations in Croatia
Dalmatian Coast · Dubrovnik · Hvar Island · Zagreb · Korčula Island · Plitvice Lakes · Zadar · Istria · Rovinj · Brač Island