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The perfect roadtrip to Croatia

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Krka waterfalls

Loop from Split via Dubrovnik, Krka National Park, Sibenik, Primosten and several southern islands. Our trip lasted two and a half weeks between June and July.

The Roadmap

Step 1: Split & Trogir – 2 days
Step 2:Brac (island) – 3 days
Step 3:Hvar (island) – 2 days
Step 4:Korkula (island) – 2 days
Step 5:Dubrovnik – 3 days
Step 6:Split – 3 days ( & visit of krka, Sibenik, Primosten for a day trip)

1. Split & Trogir – 2 days

Day 1 : Arrival in Split

In the evening we meet friends at the restaurant Fife at the end of the harbour. Cheap but it’s the canteen style and it’s fun!

Day 2: Visit of the city: A special mention for the peristyle of the Diocletian palace that we call the place with cushions… with musicians etc… A must see !

After a sea bath, we climb into the Marjan park and drink a good beer at Vidilica: plunging view of the port and the city…

Day 3: Day bus trip to Trogir (45min). Lunch at the TRK restaurant in the courtyard of a medieval residence…

  • OUR HOTEL in SPLIT : 3 Nights in Oldtown Split in Heritage Hotel (You can check here: Heritage Hotel)
Villa Split Heritage Hotel, Split, Superior Double or Twin Room - Annex, Minibar

I recommand you to stay in Oldtown where you can enjoy atmosphere at night and a lot of restaurants and cafes.

2. Brac (island) – 3 days

Day 4 & 5: Arrival at the island of Brac. We stay in Pucisca, 10km from Supetar. Towards the entrance of this long marine fjord, possibility of swimming & relaxing under the pines, then night walk and meal at the “Kulica”.


Our hotel : Puteus Palace was also a very beautiful place to stay (Check here: Puteus Palace)

Puteus Palace Brac, Pucisca, Superior Room, Guest Room View
View from Puteus Palace

3. Hvar (island) – 2 days

Day 6 & 7: Arrival in Jelsa (Hvar) by boat. We choose to stay in Starigrad, which means the old city in Croatian.

Special mention for the restaurant “Pinetta” that we visited 3 times – quality, welcome, price, smile; everything was there to have a good time.

On day 7: Scooter rental to explore beautiful Mediterranean wooded landscapes interspersed in places with lavender fields.

Sun city agency (200 kunas per day). Visit of the city of Hvar rather chic and trendy – Very beautiful but Starigrad is more authentic.

The next day swimming on the Kabal peninsula… Then departure for Korkula – Take the ticket at the Pelligrini agency on the port of Hvar for departures during the day (about 100 kuna per person).

4. Korkula (island) – 2 days

Day 8 & 9: We leave Hvar to the island of Korcula; still beautiful old houses, carved stones of palaces, narrow streets… and a 8km walk to Lumbarda to swim and then return by the sea by public boat.

5. Dubrovnik – 3 days

Departure for Dubrovnik, the old Ragusa. We chose a superb hotel to stay in central Dubrovnik (booked in advance there: Villa Glavic).

Villa Glavic – our hotel in Dubrovnik

Nice visits that those of Dubrovnik but at the beginning of July we are really not the only ones!

Visit of the Franciscan monastery and a 14th century pharmacy museum.

To swim some beaches and access to the sea to the east of the city to avoid the nearest beach (noisy and crowded)


6. Split – 3 days ( & visit of krka, Sibenik, Primosten for a day trip)

We return to Split by bus for our last 3 days in Croatia. We make a big walk west of Split, let’s test the restaurant Bajamonti place Republik with beautiful arcades. In the direction of Marjan: many small swimming spots but as almost everywhere no sand…..


We spend a day visiting Krka National Park (for krka : 200 kuna via Sirena agency + 150 for the entrance to the park). It was very nice … Then a stop in Sibenik which is totally worthy. Then return to Split along the coast and through Primosten.

it is over!!!!! But we are ready to go again…..

swimming in fresh water of KRKA

The highlights of this itinerary: I can definitely recommend spending time in all these spots. Croatia is so beautiful 🙂 Toggle panel: OceanWP Settings