Our Croatia island hopping holidays take you to Croatia’s most beautiful islands, starting from Split, Dubrovnik or Zagreb.
With over a thousand islands and islets boasting great diversity of life and nature, Croatia’s coast is very interesting to explore for people of all ages and interests.
We’ll share with you the best Croatia island hopping holidays tips and tricks to make your Croatia island hopping holidays the best they can be.
Some of our Croatia island hopping holidays start from Zagreb thus connecting continental with coastal Croatia. Our Croatia island hopping tours will allow you to explore the best of Dalmatia and the region.
All our Croatian island hopping holidays come with guided tours, return airport transfers, catamaran tickets & hotel stays.
We tailor make each holiday so if you would like to add or take away days to any of these island hopping holidays, change destinations or make any changes at all, please let us know when enquiring!
Spend your time island hopping in Croatia with us for a holiday of a lifetime.
Book one of our Croatia island hopping holidays today!
Island hopping on a tight schedule? We’ve got the perfect Croatia island hopping package for you. Discover Croatia’s culture, cuisine and some of the world’s most amazing beaches and nature on these ultimate island hopping holidays. With only a few days to explore, we’ll make sure you spend it well.
Ten days of outstanding cuisine, magnificent beaches and quaint architecture; your dream vacation awaits on a Croatia island hopping holiday. With plenty of time to experience Croatia’s highlights, venture off the beaten track, and breathe easy, these ten-day Croatia island hopping itineraries tick all the right boxes.
With enough time to truly explore the unique features of Croatia’s vast variety of islands, our 2-week island hopping itineraries allow you to experience the Mediterranean at its best. Savour local culinary delights, witness the best beaches, marvel at the magnificent scenery and soak in the local culture of past and present generations.
One of the best ways to sample the finest parts of Croatia is with one of our handpicked Croatia island hopping cruises. Sail into paradise, walk through medieval towns, trek enchanting forests and sip wine or cocktails on sun-drenched beaches. Hear the stories of lavender production, the art of wine making and unravel culinary secrets. An ocean of exploration awaits.
Island hopping in Croatia is somewhat different to a single destination holiday, as it involves more logistical planning, daily travelling and keeping up with transport and ferry schedules. To make sure you get the best out of your trip we’ve put together a few Croatia island hopping tips and tricks.
Before attempting it yourself, perhaps opt for one of our island hopping itineraries where the scheduling and ticketing is all done for you. This may save you time, confusion, ticketing difficulties and will ensure that you see the best of the best in the time you have available.
Making sure your accommodation is centrally based will make it easier for you to take day trips to various locations and get the most out of your time. It will likely save you travel costs, time and energy.
With so much magnificent local produce and perfection of culinary craft, make sure you get the best culinary experience by eating where the locals do. Dine at small family-run restaurants, visit wine farms, cheese producers and olive groves. You may find your culinary experience very different to that of your traveling counterpart who eats only at touristy pizza and burger joints.
Summer holidays make for light packing. No snow jackets, boots or thick scarves required. There are however a few essential items in addition to your swimwear. Make sure you have a good sunscreen as well as mosquito repellent. Without these two items you’ll be surprised how annoyingly unpleasant your holiday can be. Also bring a good pair of walking or hiking shoes.
Croatia boasts a variety of big and small national parks, all with various wildlife, waterfalls, caves, scenery and activities to enjoy. Don’t only head to the popular Plitvice (although we highly recommend a visit here), but schedule in one or two of the smaller island parks or inland reserves. You’ll be able to discover the less trodden roads, see a variety of landscapes and be amazed by the spectacular scenery the country has to offer.
Croatia boasts idyllic mid-year getaways.
The best time for island hopping in Croatia with glorious sunny days for swimming, ease of sailing and enjoying port activities is during the summer months.
July and August attract most visitors as water temperatures are ideal and rainfall is low.
It can get hot and crowded over this time, but you have the benefit of access to many great services, endless beaches, exciting festivals, outdoor activities and frequent boat schedules.
The shoulder months of May, early June and September offer fewer crowds, lower prices and still feature relatively warm waters for swimming, snorkeling and a variety of water sports.
Croatia is very much a seasonal destination and it does become quiet on the islands outside of the peak tourist months with mild, moderately wet winters.
Visiting from October through to April, you may find boat schedules very limited, restaurants and bars closed, and activities and excursions aren’t as easily accessible as other times of the year.
Croatia’s interior climate is more extreme than that of the coast.
With cold winters and sweltering hot summers, shoulder months provide the ideal climate for outdoor activities when touring the country’s interior.
Snow is likely during the winter and the peak summer months of July and August often reach well over 30 degrees Celsius.
No matter how small Croatia might seem, the country is long and expansive with many islands far north and south. Staying somewhere central is essential when embarking on an island hopping holiday in Croatia to ensure minimal time wasted on unnecessary transfers and ease of access to ports and cross-over points.
Due to their location, local airports and being major ferry hubs, Dubrovnik and Split are both popular locations from which to start an island hopping itinerary. Split is an excellent base from which to explore Dalmatia and has a world of great activities and beaches in its own right, making for a perfect base for your Croatia holiday accommodation.
From Split, you can easily reach the islands of Brac, Hvar, Korcula, and Vis, Trogir, Omis, Krka Waterfalls, and even Dubrovnik. Porec is a great base to visit Istria. It’s centrally located to visit all highlights of Istria within an hour drive and is not badly priced.
Expect to find an excellent tourist infrastructure all along Croatia’s coast with accommodation varying from family resorts, boutique hotels, lodges, hostels and backpackers. Direct vacation home rentals are also a great alternative to hotels, generally offering good value for money, space and self-catering facilities.
According to tourism regulations, registered rental properties must display a dark blue plate with the type of accommodation and number of stars received. A three-star lodging is generally a comfortable mid-range facility with modern amenities.
Once you are off the beaten track, Croatia accommodation comes in many quaint, luxurious and unique shapes and sizes. From lighthouse accommodation and opulent villas, to stone houses and farm cottage stays, there is a variety of unique experiences to be had for families, friends and romantics.
Whether your dream holiday is a quiet beach getaway, partying all-night long, an enthralling gastronomic tour or filled with adrenaline pumping adventures, there is an island suited just for you.
Croatia’s most interesting and most visited island is the Island of Hvar in the southern Adriatic.
This chic island is known as Croatia’s trendiest holiday spot, with fascinating history, luxurious hotels, contemporary restaurants and designer boutiques. The sheltered harbour is lined with yachts, whereas the palm-lined seafront promenade is ideal for sunny strolls.
Brac is a historically intriguing destination, known for traditions of olive cultivation, its natural white stone export and skilled sculptors. Boasting Croatia’s top windsurfing destination and highest mountain on any Adriatic island, it as an adventure-lovers paradise with excellent water-sports facilities, cycling, and hiking trails with spectacular views. With its own airport, and only a short ferry trip from Split, Brač is the largest of the central Dalmatian Islands.
Linked to the mainland by a road bridge, Pag island hosts some of Croatia’s biggest club scenes.
The long rocky desert island is famous for fabulous summer parties and music festivals as well as delicious local cuisine of seafood and cheese varieties.
The long and narrow island of Dugi Otok is characterised by mesmerising cliffs and beautiful sandy beaches. The island is easily accessible and with little traffic, people and noise, it is a nature lovers ideal destination.
Some of the most magnificent beaches and spectacular scenery make up this islandic haven where visitors can trek, cycle, scuba dive and climb. Vis island is visited largely by yachters and boasts an air of unspoiled beauty. It is home to the famous bright blue waterlogged sea cave of Biševo.
With so much to explore and see one thing is for sure, there will never be a dull moment on your island hopping adventure.
Steeped in history and charm, Croatia’s islands each have an intriguing story to tell.
Cathedral, castle and monastery visits reveal a glimpse into the rich history, heritage and culture of the trendy Hvar island. Inland, lavender fields and vineyards await, where guests can taste wine made from local grape varieties.
Krk island has a rich and diverse history in eras of Roman and Italian rule. Its heritage comes to life with sites of Romanesque churches, walled monasteries, and quaint fishing villages. Krk is known for its outstanding taverns serving local specialities of handmade pasta, Kvarner shrimps and local wine.
Besides traversing through historical architecture, Krk is a great place to walk or cycle the farmlands and explore the underground caverns of the Biserujka Cave. Sample local white wines in the hill vineyards of Vrbnik and soak up the sun at Baška beach.
The town of Pag reflects its cultural heritage with narrow, white-stoned medieval streets winding beneath a 15th-century Gothic cathedral.
The lively town of Rab is known for its unmistakable clusters of terracotta roofs, cream walls and soaring church towers. The small island is 22 km of tranquil beach. Get swept up in the summer festivities as the island turns into a feverish party atmosphere of festivals during peak season.
Home to the famous Marco Polo, and often dubbed ‘Little Dubrovnik’, Korčula sits on a medieval-walled peninsula, lined with stone stairways, and a Gothic-Renaissance cathedral. The island is known for its enchanting forests and local white wines.
The lakes of Mljet islands nature reserves are known for great biking and hiking. Here one can take a boat ride to a tiny islet, lake centre, to visit a 12th-century Benedictine monastery.
With such intriguing and diverse historical sites, island hopping in Croatia brings about the perfect blend of cultural exploration, adventure activities and blissful relaxation.
Book your island hopping holidays in Croatia with us today!