Island hopping holiday in Croatia

“Take your time to explore the Adriatic coastline and islands between Dubrovnik and Spilt by catamaran and public ferry on a thoroughly flexible self-guided itinerary.”


Dubrovnik | Korcula Island or Mljet Island | catamaran sailing | Hvar Island | Split | optional ferry ride to Trogir and optional hiking in Mljet National Park |

Description of Island hopping holiday in Croatia

Imagine spending ten days in Croatia, island hopping between Dubrovnik and Split whilst soaking up the sunshine and stunning scenery along one of the Adriatic’s finest stretches of coastline. As this itinerary is flexible it’s equally viable in either direction with a flexible flight schedule adding to opportunities to tailor the tour to suit your travel needs.

As you’ll be travelling from one island or mainland city to the next by catamaran and public ferries you’ll become immersed in local lifestyles with the chance to stay overnight in smaller, independent, family-run accommodation definitely deepening travel experiences as a whole.

In the main, this Croatia island hopping holiday involves very little in the way of driving with airport transfers pretty much the only time you’ll be travelling overland, so there’s no need to hire a car or spend time behind the wheel.

Free days to go hiking in Mljet National Park or sightseeing in Korcula Old Town; a full day spent exploring the walled city of Dubrovnik and making the most of optional excursions in Hvar Town; this Croatia island hopping itinerary allows you to rest, relax and really maximise your time away from home without the hassle of driving.

Thanks to a tried and tested recommended route plan you’ll be able to benefit from local knowledge and expert advice with a final documents package, which includes: ferry timetables, island tariffs, city maps, guidebooks, and local activity agent details, ensuring you certainly won’t be left all at sea.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1:Welcome to Dubrovnik. Transfer from the airport to your city hotel and after settling in it's time to get orientated and enjoy some sightseeing.
Day 2&3:Your first couple of full days in Dubrovnik are yours to enjoy at your leisure with a great choice of local transport and full range of optional excursions and activities adding to the value of free time in one of the world's most iconic cities.
Day 4&5:Bid goodbye, for now, to the medieval walls of Dubrovnik as you journey by catamaran to either Korcula Island or Mljet Island. The next two days can be spent exploring in either the old town of Korcula or perhaps in Pomena on the island of Mljet. Overnight stay for the next two nights on either island.
Day 6&7:Today you'll set sail by catamaran to the island of Hvar which is situated just off the mainland within the county of Split-Dalmatia. The next two days will be spent on Hvar Island with a good choice of optional excursions adding to the laid back island ambience. A walk up to the castle which overlooks Hvar Harbour is definitely recommended. Overnight stay for the next two nights on Hvar Island.
Day 8&9:Set sail this morning for the mainland and the world-famous city of Split. This is your chance to spend the next two days exploring Split with the old town district, which features Diocletian's Palace, a real treat for the cultural senses. Optional ferry ride to Trogir is also a great idea if you're still keen to explore. Overnight stay for the next two nights in Split.
Day 10:Transfer from your city hotel to Split international airport in order to catch your scheduled flight home.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Island hopping holiday in Croatia


We have chosen to offer a choice of routes and places to stay where public transport is more than adequate for to travel between and for sightseeing so that the car is not used except for the short airport transfers. In towns, on islands or at the national parks the use of a variety of transport enables you to interact more fully with the locals, to practice your language and to minimise your carbon footprint somewhat. Public buses are excellent in Dubrovnik and Split and on some islands; there is also a cable car to take you up the mountain behind Dubrovnik and, of course, the old towns are perfect for exploring on foot.

We encourage travellers to be responsible with water use particularly on islands and in high season but also careful regarding water waste which can affect fragile ecosystems. The same applies, of course, to packaging and litter waste, buying local produce such as from small stores and markets will usually be packaging-free; recycle or reuse as much as possible - your example may well encourage others to be equally responsible and avoid negative consequences at all levels and in all ecosystem.

As a company we employ responsible policies such as recycling paper, ink cartridges, glass and cardboard; we minimise the use of electricity and conducting the vast majority of our correspondence and promotion via the internet and email, minimizing the amount of paper used for our activities. We also compost waste in our company garden.


Accommodation on this holiday is in, primarily, family run, small hotels. The food in the hotels is primarily sourced locally and a large number of dishes on the menus are home made. We encourage you to engage local guides in places where their expertise and local knowledge will enhance your experience and understanding of the historical context and on the environmental impact of your visit. In Dubrovnik in particular you will see the evidence for and read about the impact of the war on this UNESCO protected location; the cost of rebuilding and repairing the historic centre has been enormous and every contribution made by visitors will help.

As well as supporting the local community and economy directly our holidays also encourage support indirectly. The latter because more interaction with local people and local tourist service providers engenders greater understanding and respect which almost always leads to larger and more careful spending by visitors.

Reviews of Island hopping holiday in Croatia

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The beauty and tranquility of the lakes at Mljet.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The contrast between the tranquility of Mljet and charm of Korcula with the buzz if Hvar made an excellent itinerary for our first visit. In Hvar the hotel was busy and noisy and we would possibly recommend a self catering apartment instead away from the main square if you're hoping for a restful nights sleep. We cycled around the lakes at Mljet, and it was a good way to see more of the park than we could have covered by foot. If you want to walk around the city walls of Dubrovnik old town its best done in the late afternoon once the cruise ships have departed.Visit Krka Park on a day trip from Trogir, the waterfalls are amazing.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent.It was a good way to get to see some of the coastline, islands and old towns of Croatia.

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik, rafting and zip wire in Omis, and motorboat trip from Hvar.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

There is something for everyone in this holiday - history and culture, variety and lots of adreneline filled activities for our sons aged 16, 15 and 11.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely helped support the local economy

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


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