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Traveling to the Balkans? Wondering how long to stay in Croatia to make the most out of your trip? Touring Croatia in 10 days is the best way to cover the country’s main highlights without rushing. Get lost in the cobblestone streets of Zagreb or go island hopping to discover hidden gems such as Solta and Ugljan. Alternatively, you can fully immerse yourself in unspoiled Croatian nature thanks to parks such as Los Glaciares National Park or opt for outdoor activities from a hike in Plitvice Lakes National Park to a snorkeling adventure in Dance.

Below, we have listed a handful of 11 and 10 days in Croatia itineraries so that you can choose which adventure suits you best.

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1. Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast: 10 days in Croatia

Go on a cruise along the Dalmatian Coast during 10 days in Croatia.
A lot of summer crowds head to the Dalmatian Coast for a vacation due to idyllic beaches and islands.
Day 1 Start your tour in Split
Day 2 Explore Split in tranquility before moving to the medieval town of Trogir
Day 3 Visit the crystalline lakes and energetic waterfalls of Krka National Parks before relaxing with a delicious wine-testing experience
Day 4 Sail to the island of Korcula and visit its historical center before learning everything about Croatian cuisine with a cooking class
Day 5 Enjoy your free day in Korcula
Day 6 Sail to Peljesac Peninsula for a visit to a local winery before heading to the UNESCO site of Kotor old town in Montenegro
Day 7 Spend your day visiting Kotor thanks to our guided tour
Day 8 Visit Lovcen National Park before heading to the little village of Njeguai and end the day in Dubrovnik
Day 9 Explore Dubrovnik on our guided tour and climb the spectacular Mount Srd
Day 10 Spend the day on a local farm before our final farewell

This is an ideal 10-day Croatian holiday for those wanting to explore the Dalmatian coast. Start your itinerary in the ancient town of Split and end your itinerary in Dubrovnik. Visit the ancient Diocletian’s Palace and sail to the fascinating church of Our Lady of the Rocks, while hearing about ancient legends from local guides. This Croatia in 10-day itinerary is also perfect for foodies looking to try Croatian food and drink; the journey includes local winery experiences and a cooking class! See all 10-day tours in Croatia.

2. Hiking in the Balkans: 10 days in Croatia

See road signs on hiking trails during 10 days in Croatia.
There are over 6000 kilometers of hiking trails in Croatia.
Day 1 Arrive in Split
Day 2 Free morning in Split and then Bosnia and Herzegovina for a hike in Blidinje National Park
Day 3 Hike the Cincar Mountain, try to spot a wild horse!
Day 4 Reach the ancient village of Lukomir and hang out with the locals while trying local cheese and coffee
Day 5 Tour Sarajevo!
Day 6 Head to the UNESCO site Durmitor National Park and enjoy the best view over Tara Canyon
Day 7 Prokletije Mountain and Popadija and Talijanka peaks
Day 8 Enter Albania and explore the Protected Historic Center of Theth before our next walk on the Valbona-Theth hiking trail
Day 9 Scenic ferry ride to Koman then Tirana, our last stop
Day 10 Final farewells

Outdoor enthusiasts will surely fall in love with this 10-day Croatia itinerary. Pass by ancient and secluded villages from Umoljani in Bosnia Herzegovina to Vusinje, stuck between Montenegro and Albania. Savor a warm cup of steaming coffee served with Turkish delight after a long hike in the Bosnian mountains. Try out an authentic dinner at the Valbona Valley. Of course, every relaxing experience will be interspersed by long, exciting hikes in the Albanian Alps with a certified guide who will teach you everything there is to know about these fascinating mountains during 10 days in Croatia. Describe your ideal 10-day holiday for a customized trip to Croatia.

3. Croatia Island Hopping: 11 days in Croatia

Crystal clear waters with boat and city view at Korcula Island.
Korcula is home to world-class wines, so make sure you grab a glass.
Day 1 Welcome to Split
Day 2 Visit Brac, the third-largest island in the Adriatic Sea
Day 3 Free day in Brac. Choose whether to hike the famous Vidova Gora or simply enjoy the laid-back island lifestyle
Day 4 Wine-tasting experience and beach visit
Day 5 Sail to Hvar and learn everything about this fascinating town
Day 6 Free day in Hvar.
Day 7 Explore Island of Korcula; savor the local cuisine with an optional wine and cheese tour
Day 8 Guided tour of Korcula
Day 9 Free day in Korcula
Day 10 Tour Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage site
Day 11 Ancient town of Trogir before final farewell

This island hopping tour in Croatia is the ideal way to learn everything about the laid-back lifestyle typical of this country. This itinerary will bring you to some of the best Croatian islands, including Brac, Hvar, and Korcula. Try the local cuisine with our cheese and wine-tasting tour, and enjoy the crystal-blue beaches typical of Croatia, such as Lovrecina Beach and Martinica Beach. See St Mark Cathedral on Korcula island, visit the Kamerlengo Castle in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Trogir, and learn everything about the life of Franciscan monks who used to live in Croatia with a visit to an authentic Franciscan monastery in Hvar. See all 11-day tours in Croatia.

Are you still wondering what to see in 10 days in Croatia? Scroll through our guide on how many days to spend in Croatia for more inspiration. If you prefer to follow your own instinct, remember that you can always create your personalized Croatia tour with our travel experts!

Published by Tim Green, updated on December 13, 2023
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