Great Excursions and Day Trips from Split, Croatia

As Croatia’s second city, Split and its surroundings offer visitors a vast range of natural attractions, city tours, events and adventure tours within easy reach of the centre.

Split boasts a stunning setting with clear waters lapping the shore and a backdrop of verdant mountains and forests. Offering the best of both worlds, Split has modern, lively bars, restaurants and nightlife, tranquil countryside locations and impressive monuments.

Diocletian´s Palace is one of the most impressive Roman monuments of all time, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make the most of your trip to Split and check out the following great excursions and day trips:

Plitvice Lakes Tour

Take a trip to the Plitvice Lakes National Park which is one of the oldest parks in Europe, and the largest in Croatia.

The Park was granted UNESCO World Heritage Status in 1979 for its outstanding beauty, and is home to the Great Waterfall, which is 78m high, ancient woodlands and natural phenomena.

Krka Waterfalls & Sibenik Tours

A tour of Sibenik and the Krka Waterfalls, will take you to one of Croatia´s most famous monuments and one of its most beautiful national parks.

Sibenik Cathedral is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Krka Waterfalls are breath-taking.

Skradinski buk is one of the most stunning parts of the Krka National Park, and is a massive, clear, natural pool with high waterfalls at one end and cascades at the other. It is the lowest of the three sets of waterfalls formed along the Krka River. There are 17 waterfalls in total. Due to the play of light on the whirlpools, Skradinski buk is considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe.

Island and Cave Tours

Take a full day and go cave hopping with a RIB cruise from Split. The Blue Cave, Monk Seal Cave and the turquoise waters are a sight to behold.

Swim, snorkel or sunbathe at the Blue Lagoon and enjoy lunch on Budikovac Island. Hvar Town will also be in the itinerary and a wine tasting on Brac Island.

Many of the island and cave tours are limited to 10 people so book early if you have a large group.

Blue Lagoon and Trogir Half Day Tour by speedboat

Enjoy a speed boat tour to the Blue Lagoon – and to the Old Town of Trogir. Swim or snorkel on the white sanded seabed or relax on deck before exploring the medieval harbour town. In Trogir, set off to see the elegant bell tower and other attractions in the UNESCO-listed Old Town, most notably the Cathedral of St Lovro, a Venetian cathedral that is considered one of Croatia’s finest architectural works. After roughly 1.5 hours here, it’s a quick boat ride back to Split, where your half-day tour concludes with a drop-off at the Riva.