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Day Trips from Split

Dalmatia’s main ferry port and transport hub, the main getaway to Hvar, Vis, Brac and Korcula islands, with extensive bus connections to numerous places in Croatia as well as Bosnia & Herzegovina, Split is an ideal base to do numerous day trips from. Croatian national parks of Krka, Plitvice Lakes and Mljet are all within a few hour’s distance by either bus, drive, or ferry.

If you plan on making some day trips during your stay in Croatia, Split is an excellent place to base yourself. Here are some of the best options for possible excursions from Split. Below is a table with displayed distances in kilometers and the corresponding estimated length of the drive or bus/ferry connections.

List of the 20 most interesting places to visit from Split for a day trip

Here is a list of the 20 most interesting places to visit from Split. It includes the distance from the town and the main means of transport – either public transport ( bus or ferry), driving your own car or taking a private tour. Here is what is available:

Distance from Split in kilometersDriveBusFerryPrivate tours
Baska Voda521 hour1 hr 15 minyes
Brac Island – Bol, Zlatni rat532 hrs1 hr 10 minyes
Brac Island – Supetar1850 min50 minutesyes
Brela Beach511 hour1 hr 20 minyes
Dubrovnik2303 hrs4 hrs 20 min4 hr 25 minyes
Hvar Town and Pakleni Islands601 hr 30 min1 hryes
Kastela1725 min35 minyes
Klis1520 min25 minyes
Korcula Town2404 hrs 30 min5 hrs 30 min2 hrs 20 minyes
Krka Waterfalls National Park881 hour1 hr 10 minyes
Makarska651 hr1 hr 10 min1 hr 10 minyes
Mostar1702 hrs4 hrsyes
Omis & Cetina River2530 min45 minyes
Plitvice Lakes2432 hrs 30 min3 hr 30 minyes
Salona – Solin1015 min20 minyes
Sibenik891 hour1 hr 20 minyes
Solta1730 minyes
Trogir3035 min40 min1 hryes
Vis island – Stiniva Beach & Bisevo Island, Komiza – Vis601 hr 30 minyes
Zadar1601 hr 45 min2 hrs 35 minyes

Baska Voda

Baska Voda, situated just an hour’s drive from Split, the fisherman port features a pebble beach and breathtaking views over the Biokovo mountain. It will take you about an hour to get to this great day trip from Split.

Brela Beach

Brela Beach
Brela Beach

Brela Beach is situated in Brela, a small village on the foot of a large mountain, part of Makarska riviera. This long pebble beach features old pine trees that provide shade on hot summer days. Great to visit even for a half-day trip. Get there by bus from the Split main bus station.

Brac Island – Zlatni Rat Beach, Bol

Zlatni Rat, Beach, Bol, Brac Island
Zlatni Rat, Beach, Bol, Brac Island

Getting to the popular Zlatni Rat beach in Bol on Brac island will take you just 1 hr 10 min by fast local ferry. For the cheapest and most convenient experience, take a fast ferry in the morning and get back to Split by the same ferry in the late afternoon. A quick and affordable way to have a day trip to one of the nearby Dalmatian islands.

Brac Island – Supetar

Supetar on Brac Island is an ideal place to visit if you are interested to see the typical small town on Dalmatian islands. Easily reachable from Split several times a day by 50 minutes pleasant sail by car and passenger ferry that gives you the flexibility to visit even just for an afternoon. Great for sightseeing and people-watching. A couple of small pebble beaches are within easy walking distance.


An afternoon in Dubrovnik (Stradun)
An afternoon in Dubrovnik (Stradun)

Dubrovnik, one of the most popular towns in Croatia which is on about 4 hrs ferry ride from Split. The day trip to Dubrovnik is doable by fast catamaran ferry, giving you about 4 hours to explore the Old Town and get back by ferry to Split on the same day, in the early evening. For details of the complete itinerary on how to spend just a few hours in Dubrovnik is here.

Hvar Town and Pakleni Islands

Hvar Town with its beaches and its popular Pakleni Islands archipelago is a very good and easy choice for a day trip from Split. Well connected with the town by fast local ferries, Hvar and Pakleni are just on about 1 hour and 30 minutes away from the busy Split harbour. An ideal choice for a beach and sightseeing break on the nearby islands. Numerous private tours are also available.

Krka Waterfalls National Park

Krka Waterfalls National Park

Krka Waterfalls National Park


Sibenik, just an hour drive from Split

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most amazing places to visit for a day
Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most amazing places to visit as a day trip from Split

Plitvice Lakes, one of the most popular Croatian National Parks is conveniently connected by public transport buses and private tours with Split. The day trip to Plitvice is definitely one not to be missed if you are visiting the area.


Zadar, Sveti Donat Church and Forum - easy to reach for a one day excursion


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