A 10-Day Croatian Adventure

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  • Croatia

  • Active Travel

  • Beaches

  • Couples Travel

  • Honeymoons

  • Nature Escapes

  • Sighseeing

  • Island

  • Romantic

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Curator’s statement

For those who love the beach and also love Europe, Croatia is the perfect combination. It's one of those destinations that I was truly sad to leave. Croatia is a wonderful country that offers a little bit of everything from adventure activities, to rest and relaxation, to natural beauty, history and delicious cuisine. I fell in love with Croatia and absolutely can't wait to go back again!

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Where to stay

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Esplanade Zagreb Hotel

Dating back to 1925, this hotel property in Croatia has beautifully designed rooms blended with the delicate combination of Art Deco heritage and contemporary touches.

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  • Food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Hotel Vestibul Palace

Set in Split's historic Old Town, this small boutique hotel features classic rooms and suites and an airy restaurant.

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  • $50 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Villa Dubrovnik

Boasting spectacular views of the Adriatic Sea, this spectacular property offers picture-perfect luxury just minutes from Dubrovnik's Old Town.

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  • Complimentary 3 Course lunch for up to two guests per bedroom.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

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Day 1: Fly to Croatia

Aerial View of a City and Island

Fly from your home airport to Zagreb, Croatia.

Day 2: Classic Zagreb Bike Tour

Overhead View of Town With Orange Roofs

Arrive in Zagreb and rest up. You may choose to explore the city a bit on foot or take a Classic Zagreb Bike Tour to take in the history, culture and city life.

Day 3: Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour

Aerial view of a lake among mountains with trees.

Take a full-day Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour. This is an absolute must-do! The lakes, cliffs and waterfalls are absolutely stunning and if you are into photography like me, you will get some phenomenal pictures to take home.

Day 4: Taste Zagreb food tour & fly to Split

Meat Served in a Restaurant

Take a morning "Taste Zagreb Food Tour" to sample some local cuisine.

Make your way from Zagreb to Split by FlixBus, flying, or driving yourself by car (approximately 4 hours).

The FlixBus is an easy, very affordable option between cities departing at various times throughout the day!



Day 5: Relaxation & exploration in Split

Beach with a boat and mountains at the background.

Spend your first day in split doing an adventure activity such as an afternoon zipline adventure of Cetina Canyon, a late morning city bike tour or a half day ATV tour. Or if you'd rather have a slower pace, spend some time at the beach (Ovcice Beach or Znjan City Beach) and partake in a full day of relaxation and exploration.

Day 6: Blue cave & Hvar tour

Brown wooden dock with waterfall and trees in the background.

Take a full day Blue cave and Hvar tour from Split. Enjoy a perfect day on the water and a great way to see the islands!

Day 7: Dubrovnik

A girl walking on the wall in Dubrovnik.

Make your way from Split to Dubrovnik by FlixBus, flying, or driving yourself by car (approximately 3 hours).

The FlixBus is an easy, very affordable option between cities departing at various times throughout the day!

Day 8-10: Explore Dubrovnik

Panoramic views of the port city of Dubrovnik.

Day 8

Take a day trip to Korcula and Peljasac wine tasting. This tour was a highlight for me.

Day 9

Take a Game of Thrones or a Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour.

Day 10

Head for home via the Dubrovnik airport.

Need to Know

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Croatia.