Split – a city that recently celebrated its 1700 years of age, has a lot of thigs to offer to its visitors. Apart from the rich historical and cultural heritage inside the city, the geographical position of Split allows for fantastic day trips of the area. Here we are bringing you the best day tours and activities to do while staying in Split. We hope that will give you some inspiration of all the possible way to spend the day while staying in Split.
Being only a little more than 1 hour of driving from Split, visiting the National Park Krka is highly recommended for everyone. You can enjoy beautiful waterfalls, walk across wooden pathways and even swim in this river that is truly a miracle of nature. Lots of travel agencies organize day tours to Krka and you can view and compare them here.
- Boat tour
If you have an extra day in Split another thing that is not to be missed is to go on a bout tour and experience the beautiful Croatian coastline. Croatia has more than a 1000 islands and it’s the center piece of the Croatian beauty. Even a half day boat tour is an amazing experience as Split is surrounded by lots of islands and the views are amazing. View all available boat tours from Split here.
Dubrovnik is probably the most famous city in Croatia and it’s one of the most visited. It has a very rich history and really breathtaking architecture especially its city walls – which offer you to have a walk all around the historic city center. The ride to Dubrovnik takes about 4 hours but once you get there is totally worth it. Find out all the best tours to Dubrovnik from Split here.
The National Park Plitvice lakes is probably the most famous national park in Croatia. It consists of lots of cascading lakes connected by amazing waterfalls, and a unique combination of flora and fauna. Everyone who visits Plitvice is left breathless and so will you. The only downside is that it takes about 3 hours to get there, but if you have the will, we highly recommend visiting this place. You can view all day tours to Plitvice lakes from Split here.
- Walking tour
While the complete historic center is open to the general public, there is lots of details that you will not notice. Having a guide to pinpoint all the historical facts of the small alleys, city walls and gates, and lots of other interesting locations is highly recommended. It will shed a different light on the city and you will begin to grasp the story of 1700 years of existence. View all available walking tours in Split here.
Not far from Split is the border with the country of Bosna and Hercegovina, and Mostar is the prime example of the multiculturalitythat the country is experiencing. Mostar is geographically but also culturallydivided by a river – one side inhabited by Christians and the other inhabited by Muslims. In the historic center, the two sides are connected by a very old bridge which is the main attraction of the city. View all day tours to Mostar from Split here.
- Game of Thrones
The popular HBO show Game of Thrones was, among other destinations, also filmed in Split. Some of the more popular locations are the underground complex where Kalissi kept her dragons and the Klis fort which represented the city of Meereen. You can view all game of thrones tours in Split here.
The first 7 recommendations are really for everyone and in part that is the reason why they are so high. But for the adventurous ones, we cannot recommend going rafting enough. The river Cetina which is only about 30 minutes away from Split offers a great location for rafting and lots of amazing travel agencies are organizing guided tours which are suitable to beginners and experienced guests alike. View available rafting tours form Split here.
The canyon of Cetina not only offers the possibility to go rafting but in recent year a zipline was built and you can fly over the canyon from one side of the river to the other over 7 lines. This amazing adrenaline rush is maybe not for everyone but for the ones that have the courage to go, offers an experience that you will never forget. You can book a zipline tour here.
- Sea Kayaking
Another option to spend a day in Split is instead of spending it just lying on the beach, explore the costal side of Marjan by sea kayaking. There is some stamina required but it’s not that intense. It’s definitely an amazing way to experience the sea. You can view all sea kayaking tours in Split here.