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Introducing Croatia

Once a secret destination for in-the-know travelers, Croatia is bursting upon the international scene. And for good reason: This small country on the shores of the Adriatic Sea has more than its share of natural wonders, beautiful coastline and picturesque islands.

When's the best time to go?
The spring (May & June) and fall (September & October) are the best times to visit in terms of good weather and to avoid the majority of the crowds. Mid-June through mid-September is the busiest time for visitors all throughout Croatia, so expect to bump into crowds during these months (as well as higher prices for accommodation). Winter sees the tourism grind to a halt in the islands of Dalmatia, but this can be a great time to see mainland Croatia and to check out Zagreb's famous winter market! Learn more

Where should I go in Croatia?

Croatia is best known for its national parks (Plitvice Lakes and Krka), its medieval coastal cities such as Dubrovnik and Split, and its more than a thousand islands along the beautiful Dalmatian Coast, including Hvar, Korcula, and many others. Whether you're into local cuisine, natural wonders, history, nightlife or active adventures, Croatia has lots to offer for travelers who seek unique experiences. Learn more

How many days do I need?
If you're short on time, five days is enough to have a great experience in one of Croatia's main regions, such as Dalmatia or Istria. For a great overall experience, however, you should aim for 10-14 days to cover multiple regions and to not feel too rushed. Learn more

Getting around Croatia
Croatia is a relatively small country with a great road network, making private transfers and rental cards the ideal form of transport for the mainland, and getting between key cities such as Zagreb and Split. There are also numerous public ferry routes accessing the islands between Dubrovnik and Split (subject to seasonality) and private boats for charter for getting between the islands. Learn more

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Croatia Tours & Itineraries

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Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands archipelago in the distance
Map of Dalmatia Adventure: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 8 Days
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.

Plitvice Lakes National Park, just south of Zagreb
Map of Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days
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.

Highlights of Croatia: Split to Dubrovnik - 8 Days
Map of Highlights of Croatia: Split to Dubrovnik - 8 Days
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.

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.

Beachgoers wade in the crystalline waters of the Adriatic Sea near Zadar
Map of Dalmatian Coast Family Holiday: Zadar, Split, Hvar, & More - 14 Days
Dalmatian Coast Family Holiday: Zadar, Split, Hvar, & More - 14 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.

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

Make the Most of Your Time in Croatia

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How Many Days Should You Spend in Croatia?

Whether you have two days or two weeks, you'll have a great time in Croatia with a little planning. Get to know Dubrovnik during a quick weekend trip, explore islands along the...

The famous hilltop town of Motovun in Croatia's Istria region
Map of 14 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
14 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks allows you to cover multiple regions in Croatia—you can visit the Dalmatian coast, the Istrian peninsula, and even Slovenia in one trip. You can see more highlights at...

Croatia Travel Essentials

All you need to know to get started planning the perfect trip
The Istrian peninsula coastline hugs the Adriatic Sea
Best Time of Year to Visit Croatia

Are you into water sports? Visit Croatia from June to September when the Adriatic Sea is warm. Do you want to hire a guide and his dog to go truffle-hunting or join a grape...

The Diocletian's Palace in Split, Croatia
Top Regions in Croatia

When you picture Croatia, chances are you're thinking of Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast first. But this popular area is only one of the country's five regions, each one of...

The Cathedral of St. Euphemia towering over the town of Rovinj in Istria
Going Off the Beaten Path in Croatia

Dubrovnik is Croatia’s indisputable hotspot, but the rest of the country is rich with wonders waiting to be discovered. Here is a glimpse of Dubrovnik, as well as lesser known...

Croatia Travel Advice

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Women rolling dough at a traditional food stand in Rijeka, Croatia
What to Eat in Croatia (and Where to Eat It)

Spicy seafood stews, sausages sizzling on the grill, homemade pasta topped with shaved white truffles, cakes made with juicy citrus fruits: Croatia has so much to offer gourmet...

Church of Saint Donatus in historic center of Zadar.
A Guide To Croatia's Medieval Towns

Stroll around the medieval town centers of Dubrovnik, Hvar, and Zadar (especially after midnight). Travel like a local by hitting the hippest spots in Croatia. These are some of...

Croatia Destination Guides

Detailed travel guides for the main regions of the country
The Diocletian's Palace in Split, Croatia
Top Regions in Croatia

When you picture Croatia, chances are you're thinking of Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast first. But this popular area is only one of the country's five regions, each one of...

The Cathedral of St. Stephen in historic Hvar Town
Unique Ways to Experience the Island of Hvar

Known for beautiful year-round weather, crisp white and robust red wines, summer nightlife, clear turquoise waters—and active outdoor excursions like kayaking, cycling, and rock...

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,...

Croatia Experiences

Unique things to do in Croatia
SUP off the coast of the Kornati islands near Zadar
Paddleboard in Kornati National Park

Mottled with patches of sage, the 140 islands of the Kornati archipelago range in color from gravelly white to pale ochre, together comprising Kornati National Park, a nautical...

On the hunt for wild truffles
Truffle Hunting in Motovun Forest

Surrounding the ancient sleepy hilltowns of Motovun, Buzet, and Vrh lies damp and dark woods, the perfect environment—and prime-hunting ground—for the elusive truffle. This...

Prepare a traditional Mediterranean meal
Cooking Class in Trogir

Located 45 minutes west of Split is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trogir, a port town on a small island just off the mainland. Encircled by medieval walls, Trogir's gorgeous...

Sample local wines in the Konavle Valley
Konavle Wine Tasting Tour

To the east of Dubrovnik sits Konavle, a famous wine region that stretches from Cavtat to the southeasterly tip of Croatia at the Montenegrin border. Its small population lives...

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Hike to breathtaking views over the Adriatic
Hike Croatia's Adriatic Islands - 8 Days

This 8-day, small-group tour takes you hiking and island hopping against the spectacular backdrop of Croatia's Adriatic coast. Starting in Zagreb, make your way through Plitvice Lakes National Park and the Velebit Mountains to reach the glittering Adriatic. Skipping between the islands of Krk, Cres, and Lošinj, you'll embark on a series of half-day hikes—discovering a magical landscape of secluded fishing villages, rocky peaks, and hidden beaches along the way.

Family in Croatia
Map of Family Time on Croatia's Coast  - 9 Days
Family Time on Croatia's Coast - 9 Days

Go beyond the typical European hotspots and take your family on an unforgettable nine-day adventure to Croatia. Kayak around the sun-kissed Dalmatian Coast, walk amid ancient Roman palaces in Split, and marvel at the medieval fortress walls in Dubrovnik. Along the way, you'll hop aboard private boats for island excursions to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Adriatic Sea for snorkeling and sunbathing.

Turquoise water off the Elafiti Islands
Island-Hop Around South Croatia- 5 Days

Island-hop around southern Croatia on this action-packed 5-day tour! The itinerary starts and ends in Dubrovnik, the so-called "Pearl of the Adriatic," where you'll have plenty of time to walk around the city's charming OId Town. You'll spend two nights in the medieval city of Ston, the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the rugged Pelješac Peninsula. Then it's onward to Koločep Island and Lopud Island, where you'll hike on coastal trails overlooking the Adriatic Sea, dine on fresh oysters and mussels, and sample Dingač — the region's renowned red wine — at a local winery. Enjoy one last night on the town in bustling Dubrovnik before the trip ends.

Croatia Travel Maps

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Croatia map: Top Regions in Croatia
Top Regions in Croatia
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Croatia map: 7 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Croatia map: 5 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
5 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Travel specialist Robert Pinčević
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Robert Pinčević

I always say, do not consider me only as your guide, but as your friend, who is trying to make your trip more comfortable for you! At the end, it all about you, and if you are happy, I am happy! I...

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Travel specialist Antonia Ljuština
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Antonia Ljuština

History admirer, adventure-hunter, hot air balloon enthusiast, foodie, wine lover. After 3 years of working as a tour guide and travel agent all over Europe, I found my true passion right here, at...

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Travel specialist Sarah Cosic
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Sarah Cosic

I'm originally from Burlington, Canada and I have always loved traveling, meeting new people and discovering unique places. Once I graduated university, I decided to take a year off to travel...

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Anna-Maria Frid

I come from the hospitality industry, where I've spent years working, after graduating from university. Hospitality and travels are embedded in my DNA as well as sports. Among other things, I am an...

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Trip Reviews for Croatia

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mike

Robert did an amazing job planning our trip! ... · Croatia - May 24 - Jun 2, 2022

Traveler: mike S. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Robert did an amazing job planning our trip! He listened to our interests and set up the perfect combination of breathtaking nature and interesting, historic cities. His directions to our planned destinations were spot on. He was readily available to provide followup directions and answer questions. The guides he chose for us for city tours and a boat excursion were knowledgeable and friendly. We had an amazing trip, largely due to Robert's hard work, familiarity with his country and care. read more

Robert did an amazing job planning our trip! He listened to our interests and set up the perfect combination of breathtaking nature and interesting, historic cities. His directions to our planned destinations were spot on. He was readily available to provide followup directions and answer questions. The guides he chose for us for city tours and a boat excursion were knowledgeable and friendly. We had an amazing trip, largely due to Robert's hard work, familiarity with his country and care.

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Grand Villa Argentina

Dubrovnik

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Hotel facilities (room, pool, view, balacony) were beautiful. Location was wonderful. Special care from staff at all times.

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Went out of way to provide assistance.
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Near enough old city, but quiet. Breathtaking views.
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Dubrovnik Old Town and the City Walls

Dubrovnik

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Guide clearly loved city. She knew the city's history inside and out. Her english was impeccable. Very warm and friendly

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Croatia ..great experiences, masterfully organized. · Croatia - Jun 8 - Jun 19, 2022

Traveler: Anne P. - Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

each individual who assisted us in our tour of Croatia was great...in Dubrovnik, we were assisted and guided by Ana, who showed us the old city from a local's perspective...our drivers, Josef, Ivo, Mario...all intelligent and helpful...Our boat captain Mario (Fish and Fun) showed us a great time and cooked for us on his boat. Our hiking guide ..not positive of the spelling of his name..Tivo...maybe?...just terrific...all the hotels that were booked for us were beautiful and suited our needs... read more

each individual who assisted us in our tour of Croatia was great...in Dubrovnik, we were assisted and guided by Ana, who showed us the old city from a local's perspective...our drivers, Josef, Ivo, Mario...all intelligent and helpful...Our boat captain Mario (Fish and Fun) showed us a great time and cooked for us on his boat. Our hiking guide ..not positive of the spelling of his name..Tivo...maybe?...just terrific...all the hotels that were booked for us were beautiful and suited our needs perfectly. At the Hotel Lero, we got a chance to hear some musicians playing who we got acquainted with...very memorable and enjoyable.

Hotel Reviews

Hotel Lero

Dubrovnik

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Top notch

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Hotel Korsal

Korčula

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Beautiful..great location overlooking the water....

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Heritage Hotel Dea

Hvar

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the only aspect that would make it tough on some travelers is that there are a few steps in and out to get to the hotel...otherwise, it was great...nothing bad to say. Great service.

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Heritage Hotel Fermai

Split

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architecturally fascinating....beautiful...very well run. front desk folks were delightful

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Privately guided walking tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town

Dubrovnik

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Ana gave us the "insider's" tour....just spectacular.

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Boating Excursion Around Korčula's Archipelago

Korčula Island

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Mario was fun, interesting, and a great cook....took us to some spots to swim, and to our pleasant surprise, had a grill off the back of the boat where he prepared a fresh fish lunch for us...

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Hiking Through the Lost Villages of Hvar + an Authentic Croatian Peka Meal

Hvar

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our guide was an energetic outdoorsman with boundless energy and terrific knowledge of the area and its history, plants, herbs, ..we met a woman who gave us information of the use of these herbs and plants in making of essential oils and natural remedies. The peka lunch was a real treat too.

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Krka National Park + Lunch

Split

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Our driver Ivo was particularly interesting, incredibly educated and experienced and well traveled. He dropped us at the park, where we enjoyed a walk through the waterfalls and great views. He picked us up promptly and took us to a fabulous restaurant for lunch.

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Peljesac Wine Tasting Excursion + Ston

Dubrovnik

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Our driver Mario was very professional and charming, giving lots of interesting comments during our drive . The winery was a real treat, where we tasted several varietals, olive oil and cheese. The owner had lots of valuable experience and knowledge, We brought some wine and olive oil back with us from there.

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Laurie

We had the most wonderful trip to Croatia and... · Croatia - Jun 9 - Jun 19, 2022

Traveler: Laurie B. - Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić

We had the most wonderful trip to Croatia and that’s because we used Kimkim and our amazing trip designer Nikola. This was a no stress, safe, and fun vacation and would highly recommend the Croatian expertise we were fortunate to leverage with this company. Thank you for an amazing trip! read more

We had the most wonderful trip to Croatia and that’s because we used Kimkim and our amazing trip designer Nikola. This was a no stress, safe, and fun vacation and would highly recommend the Croatian expertise we were fortunate to leverage with this company. Thank you for an amazing trip!

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Heritage Hotel Santa Lucia

Split

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Heraclea Luxury Heritage Accommodation

Hvar

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Villa Malo More

Dubrovnik

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Hotel Croatia Cavtat

Cavtat

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