As the city of Split is the center-point of whole Dalmatia, Split really is an excellent base for taking one day trips. It is well connected with the southern and the northern part of Dalmatia, as well as the islands, so Split is also a great starting point for a round trip Croatia.
Here is an example of an one-week round trip from Split to the islands and South Dalmatia (by public transportation).
Split with an overnight stay: Split should be your choice for day one of the round trip Dalmatia. Split is the largest city in Dalmatia and it is also a historic place, with Diocletian Palace as the city highlight. You can join one of the walking tours around the old town or to do a self-guided tour. Don’t forget to have a coffee on the main promenade, Riva and enjoy the view. There are more must-do things in Split so check it out.
Brac with an overnight stay: Brac is the longest Dalmatian island and it is world famous for the beach called Zlatni Rat. Brac provides an authentic experience of the island life so while you are here, you can travel around the island and visit small picturesque places like Pucisca, Sumartin, Milna etc. Food here is a must-try, especially olive oil and vitalac- a dish prepared with lamb. The island is only 50 minutes away with a ferry and there quite a few ferry lines connecting Split and Supetar, especially in the summer season.
Hvar with an overnight stay: The Queen of the islands, as Hvar is often mentioned, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Dalmatia. It is also the sunniest island in the country so spend the day on one of the beautiful beaches with crystal clear sea or driving across the island through lavender fields, olive groves and vineyards. There are several boat transportation from Bol or Milna to Hvar island if you are traveling from early April to late October. Here you have more information about Hvar.
Drvenik with an overnight stay: There are frequent ferry lines from Sucuraj on Hvar to Drvenik; the trip takes about 35 minutes. Drvenik is a place on Makarska Riviera where you can spend a day relaxing on one of the magnificent beaches. There are plenty of hidden and private beaches where you can enjoy. As an alternative to Drvenik, you can choose to stay in Makarska, Brela or Baska Voda which are easily reachable by bus.
Day 5 and 6
Dubrovnik with two overnight stays: Dubrovnik is probably the most popular place on our one-week round trip and also the most popular tourist destination in Croatia . It is a stunning city with amazing Old Town that is a Unesco World Heritage Site. You can spend the first day of your visit sightseeing and the second day relaxing on one of the beaches in Dubrovnik. Here you have more information about Dubrovnik. There are several bus departures from Drvenik to Dubrovnik and the trip lasts approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.
Split: return to Split by bus; there are frequent bus departures from Drubrovnik to Split; travelling time is approximately 4 hours.
Round trip cost
1) Transport (not including local buses)
- Split – Brac 33-55 kn
- Brac – Hvar 50 kn
- Hvar – Drvenik 13-16 kn
- Drvenik – Dubrovnik 80 kn
- Dubrovnik – Split 120-150 kn
The prices vary depending on where you choose to spend the night. An overnight stay in an appartement is approximately 200-300 kn per person while in a hotel 300 kn and up.
A total cost would be around 2150 kn (300 €) for one person not including food and transport when visiting several places on the islands.