There are many things to do in Split, Croatia. However, you can also take day trips from Split to nearby attractive locations and make your vacation even more fun. I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for interesting and affordable tours to enrich my travel experience.
Split is a great place to spend your holidays in Croatia. During recent years it got very popular among other tourist destinations in the country. With combination of ancient history and modern vibe, the city itself has a lot to offer to its visitors. If you haven’t already, check here for deals on accommodation in Split. And make sure to take a guided tour if you visiting the city for the first time.
Apart from the activities in town, the position of Split is perfect to take daily tours to nearby places. So, are you in for an adventure? This will take your vacation on a whole new level!
Bellow are my suggestions for day trips from Split, including some super-fun tours to check out. I hope you’ll have a great time!
Day Trips From Split : Trogir
Trogir is a small city located an hour away by ferry from Split and half an hour away by car. It lies on a small island connected to the mainland and the island of Čiovo by bridges.
Just like Split, Trogir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a cool ancient vibe! The city is rich in well-preserved historic buildings and charming, narrow streets.
Trogir should be definitely included on your Croatia itinerary. You can see the entire city in just a couple of hours or half a day if you have some more time available. But to make the best out of your Trogir visit, I recommend this 9.5 hours tour with an experienced guide.
Another great option to check out is : Half-Day Blue Lagoon & Trogir tour.
Take A Trip To Krka Waterfalls
The Krka National Park is located along the middle-lower course of the Krka River, only an hour’s drive north of Split. It’s one of the largest national parks in Croatia. When it comes to day trips from Split, visiting Krka waterfalls is a must!
You can have a beautiful day walking around the park over wooden pathways allowing you to see the river up close. The Krka National Park is blessed with rich vegetation, beautiful lakes and breathtaking waterfalls.
One of the most popular waterfalls is called Roški slap. Most importantly, the fact that it is allowed to swim on its territory inspires more and more visitors to come to Krka Waterfalls year after year.
Super-Fun Tours From Split To Krka Falls
I suggest you book Krka Waterfalls and wine tour featured bellow. It takes 9 hours, you will get to swim under the waterfalls and then taste some fantastic wines at a winery near Šibenik! Also, read on to find out more about why you should visit Šibenik city.
Day Trip From Split To Šibenik
Take a one-hour drive by car or public transport, and come to visit Šibenik ( pronounced Shibenik ) – a small Dalmatian city rich in exciting history. It is known as a gateway to the Kornati Islands and unfortunately, often overlooked by tourists.
However, Šibenik is such a charming city to explore! You can take a walk down the city center and visit the Church of St. James built in the 15th century, classified in the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage.
Visit St. Michael’s Fortress, situated on a steep hill above the old historic center of the city, and enjoy views of Šibenik Bay and neighboring islands.
Day Trips From Split : Omiš
If your perfect vacation includes a dose of adrenaline, then you should definitely visit small town Omiš ( pronounced Omish ). The city is approximately 25 kilometers away from Split, located at the mouth of the Cetina River. You can get there by car or public transport. Or consider to take a organized tour from Split.
Here are some options to explore:
- Half Day Omiš & River Cetina Tour
- Cetina River Zipline Experience From Makarska and Split
- Cetina River 4-Hour Rafting Tour from Split
You’ll be amazed with the beauty of Omiš and its surroundings. Certainly, it’s a perfect spot for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. For instance, you can try Zip-line, a new adrenaline sport in the canyon of Cetina on a tour suggested above.
But also make sure to take time to explore Omiš by foot. Don’t miss to visit Mirabela and Fortica, two famous fortresses that once served as a viewpoint to detect pirates and stop them from potential invasion of the city.
Day Trip From Split To Zlatni Rat Beach
The paradise beach Zlatni rat (Golden Horn or Golden Cape) is located on the island of Brač, in a place called Bol. Zlatni rat beach is one of the most popular beaches, not only in Croatia, but in Europe as well.
Above all, uniqueness of Golden Horn is reflected in its form of a tongue that changes its shape at times, depending on the wind and sea currents. Book a day cruise from Split to Zlatni rat Beach and enjoy sailing in a relaxing atmosphere while cruising along the Adriatic Islands.
Boat Tour From Split To Hvar Island
A day trip to the island of Hvar is a real treat for all of you who are staying in Split, and want some extra excitement. Hvar is the longest and sunniest Croatian island, and one of the top 10 most beautiful islands in the world.
There are many boat excursions from Split to Hvar and nearby Pakleni Islands, which have secluded beaches and coves. Great choice to enrich your trip to Hvar is to take Blue Cave and Hvar Full-Day Tour from Split.
If you are in the mood for Island Hopping in Croatia, consider to take Hvar 5 Islands and Blue Cave Tour by speedboat. Therefore you can explore the beauty of Hvar, Biševo, Vis, Ravnik and Budikovac islands in less then a day.
Day Trips From Split: Šolta Island
Island of Šolta ( pronounced Sholta ) is located only 20 km from Split and you can reach it by ferry in less than an hour. It’s believed that Šolta Island was named after the Greek Olynthus meaning „immature fig“.
Although not so popular as Brač and Hvar, Šolta is a small paradise for lovers of forested islands with gorgeous beaches. It’s only 22 kilometers long so you can rent bikes and explore this beautiful island independently.
A Trip From Split To Plitvice Lakes
When it comes to planning unforgettable day trips from Split, Plitvice Lakes National Park should be high on the list of your priorities. It’s Croatia’s best-known National Park, and the only one listed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage sites.
With cascading waterfalls hidden among lush forest greenery, this system of 16 interlinked lakes is a must-see destination in Croatia. Fortunately, there are numerous excursions from Split to Plitvice all year around.
Visit Mostar And Medjugorje
Explore beyond Croatia and take a day tour from Split to the charming Bosnian towns of Mostar and Medjugorje. It’s a great opportunity to see the 16th-century Old Bridge of Stari Most; a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in the Balkans. Also, you’ll visit Medjugorje; one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in the Catholic world. Click bellow for more details.
BONUS TRIP : From Split To Dubrovnik
I haven’t select Dubrovnik in top 9 best trips from Split simply because it’s a long drive ( approximately 3 hours ). On the other hand, is really nice drive along the scenic Dalmatian Coast and Dubrovnik is totally worth a visit.
This medieval town of jaw-dropping beauty is the hottest holiday destination in Croatia. The only downside of Dubrovnik is the fact that is overcrowded by tourists during summer months.
So it’s really up to you. If you wish, check out this full-day excursion from Split to Dubrovnik. It includes transportation, Dubrovnik sightseeing with official local guide and optional lunch in local tavern.
Super-Fun Things To Do In Split
If you are not in the mood to take day trips from Split, never mind. You don’t have to leave the city to have fun! Bellow are some cool things to do in Split.
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I hope you’ll enjoy your stay in Split – it’s a wonderful city to visit!
In this article, we covered 9 ideas for day trips from Split, Croatia as well as trip from Split to Dubrovnik and some super-fun things to do in Split, for those who don’t want to leave the city.
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