Best of Ston

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Ston
Gateway to the natural wonders of the Pelješac Peninsula, Ston is a delightfully small village with a rich history going back to the Romans. The town’s most famous feature is its staggering 14th-century fortification system, which ranks among the longest on the planet. Ston is also a great base for exploring nearby wineries, feasting on the region’s celebrated oysters and road-tripping further along the mountain- and valley-studded Pelješac Peninsula.

Previous kimkim travelers have taken guided tours of Ston’s medieval defenses, which encompass some 20 towers and over three miles (5km) of imposing walls. Family-run vineyards provide insight into the region’s favorite produce, and you can sample local varieties and munch on snacks while visiting three different wineries. Ston’s ideal location along the Dalmatian coast makes it a great pitstop on the journey between Split and Dubrovnik. It’s also an easy day trip from Dubrovnik, which lies just 34 miles (55km) southeast of Ston.
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Top Culinary Experiences in Croatia

Croatia's culinary traditions boast influences from many other cultures, including Italy, Austria, Hungary, and the Balkans. You'll find rich foods in the north, truffle-infused fare in Istria, and seafood along the coast. Zagreb is a haven for markets and contemporary cuisine, and distinct wine regions cover nearly the entire country. You can go truffle hunting, taste olive oils, or shuck oysters, all while sipping unique heritage wine varietals that thrive in Croatia's harsh soils.

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

Celebrate the natural wonders of Croatia's southern coastline on this 8-day multisport adventure. Starting on the glittering Pelješac Peninsula, you'll spend five nights in the town of Ston, home to ancient salt flats and renowned vineyards. Cycle through Mljet National Park, hike Ston's historic city walls, and sea kayak in idyllic bays before cycling down the coast to end your adventure in Dubrovnik— where you'll explore "The Pearl of the Adriatic" and take a day trip to its neighboring islands.

Dramatic sea cliffs on Lopud
Hike & Bike Southern Dalmatia: Korčula, Pelješac, Elafiti Islands & Dubrovnik

Experience the natural beauty of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast on this 6-day active itinerary. The island of Korčula is your jumping-off point for just under a week of hiking and biking—plus some downtime to enjoy the region's famed beaches and turquoise waters. Cycle through vineyards and taste the local reds on the rugged Pelješac Peninsula, bike around the lush forests and lakes of Mljet Island's National Park, and hike across the idyllic Elafiti Islands. Your adventure ends overlooking the Adriatic from the magnificent walled city of Dubrovnik.

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

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

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Cycle the Western Balkans - 8 Days

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The town of Jelsa on Hvar Island
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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."

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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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.

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Map of Best of Croatia: Istria to Dalmatia -14 days
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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Zadar's archipelago, not far from the coast
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Best of Croatia: Dubrovnik to Zagreb - 11 Days

Explore the best of Croatia from the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik, to the country's capital, Zagreb. During this 11-day itinerary, you'll see and experience the incredible seafood and wine, drink in breathtaking views over some of the most popular islands, and experience Croatian culture. Slow down a bit and enjoy the history-rich country while keeping active with a few opportunities to cycle, paddleboard and sea kayak. 

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.

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.

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.

 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.

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.

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.

Mali Ston on Pelješac Peninsula
Scenic Southern Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Pelješac, & Korčula - 5 Days

Spend five days exploring the cultural and historic sites around Dubrovnik and its surrounding regions. Discover stunning baroque and renaissance architecture in Dubrovnik, set sail to explore the quiet beauty of three nearby Elafiti Islands, Koločep, Šipan, and Lopud, and explore the wild terrain of the Pelješac peninsula. You'll kayak the Adriatic, visit long-forgotten villas, and sip on delicious endemic-to-Croatia wines.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

The Elafiti Island of Koločep, the southern most inhabited Croatian Island
Scenic Southern Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Pelješac, Korčula, & Elafiti Islands - 6 Days

This 6-day itinerary provides an in-depth look at popular Dubrovnik and its surrounding scenic attractions. Spend time wandering the Pearl of the Adriatic's medieval streets and massive fortress walls and kayak out to nearby Lokrum Island for a unique perspective of the city. You'll sail to three of the vegetation-covered Elafiti Islands, visit an oyster farm in Mali Ston, and pedal through the charming countryside of the Konavle.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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