How To Take The Ultimate Croatia Trip

How To Take The Ultimate Croatia Trip

Croatia is a true hidden gem of Europe. The country of beautiful landscapes, mesmerizing waterfalls, and a breath-taking coastline with a myriad of islands to see, this European destination offers a plethora of travel opportunities for everyone. Whether you’re backpacking, traveling on a camper van, or you’d like to make a pit stop on your cruise, Croatia will promise you a fascinating experience regardless of the time of year you choose to visit. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered with this little Croatia guide.

Have a few days in Zagreb

If you’re traveling by plane, we suggest you start your Croatian adventure in Zagreb. The capital of Croatia offers an array of sightseeing locations and will be a true delight for everyone who likes to see new places on foot. If you decide to visit Croatia in the summer, you’ll get the chance to truly enjoy the city. The locals leave town for the coast, so the traffic gets light, and lots of street performances take place all over the town.

Zagreb, Croatia

Visit Dubrovnik

After Zagreb, we suggest you head down to the coast, and visit Dubrovnik. Fans of Game of Thrones will find this city particularly enchanting as it’s one of the main locations of the popular series. Go on a guided GOT tour and visit all the filming locations, including plenty of secrets and surprises you’d never have spotted on the show. Learn everything about Dubrovnik’s history and soak up the beautiful architecture as you listen to your guide. The coastline around Dubrovnik’s old town is truly mesmerizing. The island of Lokrum and hidden caves you’ll encounter on a kayak tour will completely take your breath away. 

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Island hopping is a must

Croatia has a full spectrum of islands just waiting for you to explore them. Each island is unique, so you may have a difficult time deciding which to go to if you’re only in Croatia for a few days. From Hvar to Vis, Šolta, Korčula, and Brač every island is magnificent and will leave you in awe with its stunning surroundings. For the ultimate island-hopping experience, you’ll want to look up top-rated crewed yacht charters when you decide to start exploring. That way, you can enjoy a little bit of underwater fun as well, and go snorkeling and swimming in between the stops. From the food to wine and the locals, you won’t be able to decide what you like best. The influences of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine are present in almost every meal you taste in Croatia. And who doesn’t like that delicate taste of Italian aromas, right?

Croatia

You must see Split

Split is another city that should be on your must-see list when you arrive in Croatia. Take a walking tour of the city and climb Marjan Hill for the best views and Instagram photos of this lovely city. Try out food and enjoy Split’s cuisine. Go to Riva Promenade for the best nightcaps and unwinding after a long day of walking. To see more of the city’s skyline, climb Split’s bell tower. 

Split, Croatia

Don’t miss out on Krka National Park and Plitvice National Park

Did you know that Croatia is also home to some of the most fascinating waterfalls in that part of Europe? When you’re done island-hopping, it’s time to head inland to explore Croatia’s stunning waterfalls. Plitvice Lakes – Plitvička Jezera – is one of Croatia’s most popular tourist destinations, that gathers visitors both from Croatia and the countries nearby year in year out. Plitvice Lakes consists of sixteen lakes interconnected with waterfalls. One of the waterfalls being the Great Waterfall, Croatia’s tallest waterfall. Wooden trails and bridges allow you to explore the National Park to its highest possibilities. For another magical day in Croatia, we suggest you visit Krka National Park. The bright green waterfall waters that are open to swimming are all you’ll need on a hot summer day in Croatia. 

Krka, Croatia

Final thoughts

Croatia has gained popularity in recent years and started attracting tourists from all over the world. Thanks to its beautiful nature, scenery, delicious food, and intriguing history, this European destination will be a perfect getaway for everyone who wants to enjoy an easy-going holiday filled with great food and authentic surroundings. Whether you decide to stay inland and visit Zagreb and National Parks, or you choose to visit the coastline, islands, and the inland, you’ll have an unforgettable time in Croatia. Just make sure you have our list of must-see places, and you’ll be back to Croatia again to see more for sure.

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Written by Marie Nieves

Marie Nieves is a lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels, she likes to read poetry and prose and surf the Internet. Her favourite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag. She spends most of her free time at home walking her Labrador Retriever named Max. She is an avid lover of photography and a regular author at several blogs.