Amazing Things To Do In Split, Croatia (2021 Travel Guide)

Enjoying views from Split's Bell Tower

I’ve just got back from an incredible city break to Split in Croatia. Come and find out all the best things to do, including where to catch the best views, where to eat, day trips and more in my handy Split travel guide!

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People often ask me what my favourite countries are, and Croatia is ALWAYS in my top 5. I just love it there. Why do I think it’s so special? For starters, the colour of the water, the incredible landscapes, the ancient cities, the islands… and so much more. It’s no wonder I’ve been every year for the past four years.

I’ve visited Split once before, but only had a day there. This time I visited for three nights and enjoyed a city break with the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation.

Check out my video, then scroll down to find out all about planning the perfect Split city break!

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Day Trips From Split For 2021 – Island Hopping, Boat Trips And More

View of Split, Croatia

From the incredible waterfalls at Krka National Park and Plitvice lakes, to exploring Dubrovnik, Hvar or swimming in the Blue Hole, these are the best day trips from Split, Croatia. 

Split is one of my fave cities in Croatia. It’s got a great vibe, lots to do and it’s absolutely stunning too. It’s got that perfect mix of history, top restaurants and lots of sunshine, all things which make it a very popular holiday destination.

While there’s plenty to do in the city itself, no doubt if you’re visiting for a week or so you’ll want to get out and about. Whether you fancy a day of island hopping, or exploring the natural beauty of one of Croatia’s national parks, here are some of my favourite day trips from Split!

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A Day Trip From Split To Krka National Park, Croatia

Day trip from Split to Krka National Park

Natural beauty, stunning waterfalls, and you can swim there too – Find out all you need to know about travelling from Split to Krka National Park in Croatia.

Here I was with a BIG dilemma. I only had one day free in Croatia, and couldn’t decide whether to book a tour from Split to Krka National Park or Plitvice Lakes? They both looked like incredible places – but I only had time for one…

In the end, I went for the Split to Krka tour. I’ll admit it was partly because the journey time was shorter! The tour would take me to see the famous waterfalls, the amazing panoramic view of Visovac Monastery, and then stop in the city of Šibenik to see the UNESCO Cathedral. Plus, it included a lunch of some delicious, local Dalmatian food.

Day Trip From Split To Krka National Park 

Leaving Split at around 8am, it takes a few hours to drive to the entrance to Krka National Park. However, with a chatty tour guide outlining the history of Croatia, and telling anecdotes about everything from wine production to his wife being a beautician, the time flew by!

The views from the window of the coach were mind-blowing. Towns of red-roofed houses perched above the Adriatic Sea. Early morning swimmers taking a refreshing dip, while luxury yachts manoeuvred the coastline.


Journey from Split to Krka National Park
Journey from Split to Krka National Park

As we reached the national park we saw huge sweeping canyons, topped with thick green forests. At the bottom was mysteriously calm water. As we followed the River Krka, the water changed from a dark shade of blue to a vivid green. I’d never seen anything like it.

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REVIEW: Divota Apartment Hotel, Split, Croatia

Divota Apartment Hotel Split

Time to check out Divota Apartment Hotel in Split.

As I got off the bus in Split, I was met by a handful of people flashing signs and pictures, trying to entice new tourists to their budget accommodations. There was something charming about seeing this old fashioned marketing technique still working. I, however, had somewhere to be…

On my first night in the city, I checked into Divota Apartment Hotel. I wandered through the characterful Veli Varoš neighbourhood – a labyrinth of tiny cobble stone streets once home to farm labourers. Just 5 minutes from Diocletian’s Palace and the promenade, but out of the tourist hustle and bustle, it seemed like the perfect location.

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After checking in, I was shown to my apartment. The area felt very ‘local’ – people were going about their daily business walking dogs, going to and from work, carrying shopping and hanging out their washing. Traditional green wooden shutters hung off the old stone houses. I couldn’t stop taking photos!

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