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.
Croatia Self-Drive Tours & Itineraries
Get behind the wheel and take off an unforgettable road trip in one of the most beautiful countries in Europe: Croatia. You won’t want to miss a drive down its scenic Dalmatian Coast as you travel from the Roman/Venetian ruins in Zadar down to the 16th century stone walls of historic Dubrovnik. For part of the trip you can even leave the vehicle and hop in a sailboat for a private tour of Croatia’s stunning Adriatic islands like Hvar and Korčula.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The perfect week-long tour of Croatia's Istrian Peninsula starts and ends in Zagreb and includes a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park. You'll have three nights in the charming coastal town of Rovinj, a great jumping-off point to explore its romantic countryside. Venture amid a sea of hills and valleys decorated with vineyards, olive groves, and medieval hilltop towns before discovering more of the coast, like the port village of Fažana, Veli Brijun island, and Istria's largest city, Pula.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spend six days touring Croatia's magical Istrian Peninsula, starting and ending in the dynamic capital of Zagreb. Soak in the stunning beauty of the romantic countryside as you work your way to the Venetian-influenced city of Rovinj on Istria's coast, your base for the next three nights. You'll discover nearby medieval hilltop towns of Grožnjan, Oprtalj, and Motovun, as well as visit the small fishing town of Fažana, explore Brijuni National Park, and tour Pula's famous Roman ruins.
On this 13-day tour of Croatia, you will explore some of the country's lesser-visited treasures, featuring the barren islands in the Kvarner Gulf and forgotten villages on the Pelješac peninsula. From Zagreb, you'll immerse yourself in the castle-laden hills of the Zagorje, then on to discover the Kvarner Islands of Rab, Goli Otok, and Pag. Once in historic Zadar, you'll sail amid the Kornati archipelago, trek karst landscapes in Paklenica National Park, visit the abandoned village of Nakovana and the fortressed town of Korčula, before ending your stay in medieval Dubrovnik.
Experience Croatia from north to south on this memorable 11-day self-drive itinerary. Starting in the northern capital of Zagreb, you'll wind your way through spectacular national forests and scenic countryside to reach the famed Dalmatian Coast. Here you'll hop between UNESCO-listed cities and Adriatic islands, ending in the historic coastal fortress of Dubrovnik.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy nine days immersing yourself in Croatia's Istrian Peninsula, starting and ending in the vibrant capital of Zagreb. You'll spend four nights in the coastal Venetian-style town of Rovinj, a great base to explore the romantic landscape of nearby vineyards and olive groves, medieval hilltop towns, and dramatic coastline. Stroll Opatija's Lungomare for pretty views of the Kvarner Gulf, drink Istrian wine and eat truffle-infused dishes in Motovun, as well as discover the lush beauty of famous Plitvice Lakes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
With a perfect blend of nature, history, and culture, this 12-day self-drive itinerary lets you discover Croatia’s highlights at your own pace. Starting in the capital of Zagreb, you'll drive south along the glittering Dalmatian Coast to Dubrovnik—hiking to waterfalls and hidden lakes, exploring Roman ruins and medieval fortresses, and hopping between idyllic Adriatic islands along the way.
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.
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."
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.
Explore Croatia's "Tierra Magica," a compelling region chock-full of vineyards, olive groves, stunning Venetian-style coastline, and medieval hilltop towns. You'll spend eight days discovering the romantic Istrian Peninsula as well as spend time in the vibrant capital of Zagreb and enjoy a full morning exploring the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park. Try a meal with pilchards in Fažana, visit the once-infamous White Villa on Brijuni Island, and tour the dramatic coastline of Cape Kamenjak.
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.
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.
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.