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Love history, nature, and beach life? Island hopping and Diocletian’s Palace will be right up your street here.

Our most recommended things to do in Split

From Split: Krka National Park Day Trip with Boat Ride

1. From Split: Krka National Park Day Trip with Boat Ride

Make the most of your time in Croatia with a day trip to Krka National Park, one of the country’s most beautiful natural hotspots. See everything from waterfalls to medieval towns along the way. Meet your guide and driver in Split before heading out to Skradin. Catch a relaxing boat ride to Krka National Park from here, with guaranteed unforgettable vistas on the way. Once on the other side, benefit either from a roughly 1-hour complimentary guided tour of Krka, or the freedom to explore on your own. Either way, enjoy extra time after the optional guided tour to explore. Whether it’s of flowing waterfalls at Skrandinski Buk, historical flour mills, or wood trails, snap some photo opportunities of the unbelievable scenic views in front of you. If you are traveling during the high season (June-September), board a bus to the postcard-worthy town of Primošten. Enjoy a couple of hours in this medieval island town to swim, eat, sample wine tasters, or take a scenic stroll. Some of Croatia’s best-voted beaches are native to Primošten, and its vineyards are waiting to be enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage sites. During the low season, when the weather is too cold for swimming, visit the picturesque city of Šibenik, famous for its impressive historical fortresses and known as a gateway to the National Park Kornati. Finish off the day with a transfer back to Split in time for the early evening.

From Split & Trogir: 5 Islands Day Trip with Blue Cave Entry

2. From Split & Trogir: 5 Islands Day Trip with Blue Cave Entry

Visit 5 of Croatia’s islands in style with a fun-filled day trip by speedboat. Head on an adventure where you explore caves, swim and snorkel, and discover Dalmatian towns.  Choose either Trogir or Split as your starting point. And best of all, choose from either a small-group or private experience.  Cruise on a 90-minute speedboat journey to reach the island of Biševo where the Blue Cave is located. Hop into a smaller local boat and explore the stunning Cave from the inside and admire its vibrant blue glow.  Continue next to the island of Vis. Explore the village of Komiža with 1 hour of free time. Discover the traditional Dalmatian fishing village with its narrow streets, pebble beaches, and inviting promenade.   Swing by Stiniva Cove next, accessing the cove at the sunniest time of the day for a quick 15-minute dip. Then head to Budikovac Island for your next activity: snorkeling and swimming in the Blue Lagoon. Borrow the snorkeling gear onboard to enjoy a relaxing hour-long dip here, or even a refreshment on the beach. Last up is a visit to Hvar, with some free time to eat lunch and do some sightseeing in the picturesque port city. Highlights include the historic town center and the Španjola Fortress’ views of the Pakleni Islands. Relax and enjoy the scenery as you are then transported back to Split or Trogir.

From Split: Half-Day Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Boat Tour

3. From Split: Half-Day Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Boat Tour

Relax on the shores of the Blue Lagoon on a half-day speedboat trip from Split. Experience 4000 years of history on a guided tour of Trogir and explore the port of Maslinica with free time on Šolta. Depart from Split on a scenic speedboat ride and take in the views of the Dalmation Coast. Feel the bumps of the waves beneath you as you glide to your first stop, Trogir. Disembark and enjoy free time to explore this UNESCO-listed town. You can also join a guided walking tour of Trogir. Navigate the winding alleys to the Cathedral of St. Lawrence followed by a stop at Cipiko Palace. Make a turn and see Kamerlengo Castle and St. Mark's Tower. Continue on to the impressive Clock Tower and City Loggia before strolling beneath the palm trees that line the Waterfront Promenade. Finally, make your way to the Land Gate and hear the history behind this imposing structure from your guide. Board the speedboat for your next stop, the Blue Lagoon. Bathe in the turquoise water of the lagoon or soak up the sunshine on its pristine shores. Enjoy plenty of time to explore your paradisical surroundings with the provided snorkeling equipment. Next, dock at the town of Maslinica on the Island of Šolta. Here, lose yourself in the weaving streets of this ancient port town, with free time to shop, have lunch, or visit the idyllic beaches. Guests who take the morning tour will have the opportunity to lunch in the Martinis Marchi castle at their own expense. Finally, take the speedboat once more for your return to Split.

Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour with Boat, Swimming & Free Time

4. Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour with Boat, Swimming & Free Time

Escape the hustle and bustle of Split's city center on a full-day guided tour of one of Croatia’s most beautiful national parks at Krka. Glide along the Krka River's calm water on a boat cruise and make the most of your free time in the park once you arrive. Meet your guide at the Golden Gate of the Diocletian Palace for a transfer to Krka National Park. Alternatively, drive straight to the park in a private vehicle, depending on the option selected. Upon arrival, go to the small town of Skradin to take a short boat cruise down the Krka River. Disembark at the Skradinski Buk waterfalls, and marvel at Europe’s largest travertine cascade system. Take in the fresh air and wild nature, or go to the Ethno Museum in one of the old mills. See the remains of ancient settlements and small stone houses, along with the first hydroelectric power station in Europe. After the National Park, visit a sandy beach Skradin's sandy beach for a refreshing rest. Visit a local winery and taste local wines and olive oils, not included in the tour price.

From Split: Cetina River Rafting Tour with Instructor

5. From Split: Cetina River Rafting Tour with Instructor

After departing from Split in the morning, you take a 30-minute drive to the rafting site. As a combination of adventure, sport, and fun, rafting has reached its top success here in Omis. The town of Omis is known as the best place for rafting, either for beginners or experienced rafters. Cetina River and its canyon of magnificent beauty give you an unforgettable experience. The whole activity lasts approximately 4 hours. You don’t have to go far from the sea to meet the charm of the River: just a few kilometers upstream from the mouth of Cetina the 3-hour adventure trip begins through picturesque river cuts, dancing waterfalls, and rapids, meanwhile offering the clear water surrounded by green woods. Omis is a small town which is ideal for a pleasant and active holiday. The 16-kilometer trip ends in the gorgeous “Radmanove Mlinice”, in the town’s green area, where you can rest and enjoy the natural environment. You then return to Split around 15:00.

From Split: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

6. From Split: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Plitvice Lakes National Park on a day trip from Split with your entry ticket and a guided tour. Listen to interesting stories about Croatia before arriving at the park. Walk the path around the lakes and relax on a boat trip. Make your way to the tour office in the morning and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Enjoy a brief introduction and start driving out of the city, admiring the Croatian countryside and listening to live commentary on your way to the park. Arrive at the lakes and explore the upper and lower waterfalls. Take amazing photos by the water and discover flowing springs, flowering meadows, and mysterious caves. Rest your feet after the trail with a train ride and a scenic boat trip on the turquoise water with banks of lush green trees. Take one last look at the waterfalls before returning back to Split.

Cetina River: Rafting & Cliff Jumping Tour

7. Cetina River: Rafting & Cliff Jumping Tour

Embark on an action-packed day trip to the Cetina River. Tackle the rapids along a 9-kilometer rafting route. Enjoy cliff jumping and relax on a small beach with a drink. Choose to get picked up from a pickup point by selecting the option with transfers or meet your guide at the picnic area in Luka where you can park your vehicle. From there, go with a van or minibus to the start point of the rafting trip. At the start, get to know your river guide as they help you choose the appropriate equipment. Your guide will remain with you in the boat for the whole journey. After a short safety talk, embark on your 3-hour rafting along the 9-kilometer route of one of the most beautiful Croatian rivers. See rapids, waterfalls, caves and quiet parts of the river which are rich in flora and fauna. Along the way, take the opportunity to participate in other optional activities like swimming or rock jumping. The cliffs are up to 5 meters high and the river is 6 meters deep at the jumping spot. Finish your tour at a small beach where you can change clothes and have a drink. The parking area where you left your vehicle is just nearby.

From Split: Ferry Transfer to Bol on Brac Island

8. From Split: Ferry Transfer to Bol on Brac Island

Pre-book a ticket for this one-way ferry transfer service between Split and the town of Bol on Brac Island. Enjoy a quick journey on a modern air-conditioned ferry and begin your exploration of one of the most beautiful islands of the Dalmatian coastline. Hop onboard from either the port on Split, or in the town of Bol. Take a seat inside the comfortable air-conditioned cabin or feel the sun's rays and the refreshing sea breeze on the outer deck. Upon arrival in Bol, explore the island's beautiful beaches at your leisure. To the west from Bol lies the beach Zlatni rat (Golden Horn) one of the largest and most beautiful attractions of the Adriatic. With convenient early morning departure from Split, and an evening journey from Bol back to the mainland, you can explore Brac within a day, or choose to stay overnight.

Split: Blue Lagoon, Shipwreck, & Šolta with Lunch & Drinks

9. Split: Blue Lagoon, Shipwreck, & Šolta with Lunch & Drinks

Enjoy the beautiful Dalmatian sun, fresh air on the Adriatic Sea with local flavors and summer vibes on board our ship. Stop at your first destination in Nečujam Bay (Shipwreck), where you have the opportunity to swim and snorkel. Enjoy plenty of time to have lunch on board and afterward. Visit your second destination, the Dalmatian village of Maslinica on the "Green Island" of Šolta. Swim and snorkel in the waters, relax on the beach, have a coffee or ice cream, or walk around this small village. Take a trip to Drvenik (Blue lagoon) for your final stop. Keep an eye out for marine life like dolphins during your boat ride.

Split: 45-minute Semi-Submersible Submarine Trip

10. Split: 45-minute Semi-Submersible Submarine Trip

Your semi-submarine "Marijeta" departs from the promenade of Riva, located in the center of Split Harbor. This unique vessel offers a pleasant and safe tour, and is ideal for adults and children of all ages. The vessel remains above sea level at all times, while its hull, the underwater observatory, sits 1.5 meters (5 feet) below the surface. Through your own personal viewing window you can watch the abundance of marine life as you pass it by. Since you can leave the cabin and walk up on the deck at any time, you are also free to enjoy the spectacular views of the historical area of Split, complete with the Palace of Diocletian.

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What people are saying about Split

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 15,037 reviews

The trip was amazing, and our tour guide Jelena was great, very informative and funny. She told us lots about everything around us and explained the details well. There was free enough time at Krka for exploration, waterfalls were beautiful. Then we went to Primošten, this was a lovley little town, you have 2 hours to explore the town, have dinner at range of restaurants or chill by the beach. All together a worthwhile trip ! Back in split town by 17:30

Very nice tour with nice people. The tour guide was great and very helpful, also gave many tips about other fun things to do in Split

we had a wonderfull time. our guide Marco was exceptional and very entertaining. and also a special thanks to the driver.

A lovely day with beautiful sights. It’s a shame we couldn’t go to Hvar due to the wind but it was still fab.

Ina was excellent, the tour was very interesting and only wish it was longer!