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Best Day Trips From Split, Croatia

Updated: Apr 22

Here are the Best Day Trips from Split, Croatia

Although Split is a small town, it is a huge hub for almost all modes of transport due to its incredible location. Busses, ferries, planes, and even trains can all be caught from Split and taken to another destination within hours so Split is often used by travellers as a base to travel from. Here are some ideas for a one-day trip from Split:

Catch a bus to Makarska

Makarska is only a little over an hour south of Split and it’s a place worth visiting for a day. A quick bus ride and you’re in the centre of this small coastal town, with many cozy cafes and lovely swimmable beaches. If you have time we recommend taking a tour up to the highest mountain in Croatia, the Biokovo Skywalk where you can put your vertigo to the test by walking on the glass bridge.

If you can manage time in your itinerary to spend a night in Makarska then check out their very own rave cave, called Deep Makarska. One of the most unique party destinations in Croatia.

Hop across the Border to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Balkans as a whole are known for their food, specifically meat dishes and Mostar does not disappoint. A town split by a river and a famous bridge that thrillseekers can jump off at heights of up to 28m are just some of the reasons that Mostar is a great location for a day trip.

Two hours by bus (and a relatively smooth border control) and you will find yourself in this very old-style town which is half Muslim and half Orthodox. The river is what splits the two as you can quickly see for yourself while exploring. Zika Backpacker Bar is a personal favourite and the owner is very hospitable and knowledgeable about the town if you have time for a history lesson with an ice-cold local beer. This might come in handy as temperatures can exceed 40 degrees Celsius during the very heart of summer. 

Also recommended is a stop at the Kravice Waterfalls just out of Mostar, usually offered in a one-day tour if you decide to purchase it as a package.

Supetar, Brač by Ferry

In terms of doing a one-day trip, Supetar on Brač island is probably your best bet as the ferry with Jadrolinija runs frequently and it's only a 50-minute journey from Split’s port. Superstar itself is very small and there probably isn’t a whole lot to see but we recommend renting a scooter or some sort of vehicle and driving to other small towns and villages on the island. 

Having a scooter or four-wheeler is the cheapest option and also allows you to catch the amazing views you’ll experience as you drive from one side of the island to the other. 

As mentioned in one of our other blogs, the other side of the island; Bol, is home to probably the most famous beach in Croatia, Zlatni Rat. It is shaped like a fishtail and is also home to some cool day clubs that are also worth a visit. Ferries return to Split as often as they leave and booking in advance doesn’t necessarily make the whole trip cheaper so best to leave your day open and explore at your own pace.


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