Day Trips From Split to Dubrovnik

It’s hard to imagine that you are planing to visit Croatia without having Dubrovnik on your bucket list. Even if you are starting your Croatia’s holidays from Split, you’ll have a lot of occasions to take one of day trips from Split to Dubrovnik.

On this website I’ve already deepened the question how to get from Split to Dubrovnik (and vice versa) as one of the most frequent questions, travelers usually ask me. On Split to Dubrovnik page, just follow my advice and discover several ways to travel between both cities.

No matter if you are getting first to Split or to Dubrovnik, the distance between these two cities can be crossed in a number of different ways. Each of them have their pro and cons. All will depend on the length of stay.

This time I’m going to suggest you different way to visit Dubrovnik from Split. Booking one of day trips from Split to Dubrovnik, is the best way to enjoy this twelve hours excursion to Dubrovnik.

Day Trips From Split to Dubrovnik - What To Expect

This 12 hours trip will start either from your hotel or from Riva promenade (pickup location in Split). Usual departure time is 07:30 A.M. Transport will be with comfortable air-conditioned  van or mini bus accompanied with official English speaking local tour guide.

A drive will be along Croatia’s Dalmatian coastal road D8 with several stops to admire some  amazing panoramic views of the Dalmatian islands. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik (between 11:30 and 12:00), a 1,5 hours walking tour will be organized by highly expert local guide. This tour includes:

  • Guided tour of Dubrovnik’s historic monuments.
  • A visit of Franciscan Monastery to see the magnificent cloister and the oldest pharmacy in Europe.
  • Admire Sponza Palace, the jewel in Dubrovnik’s Renaissance.
  • The guided tour ends at St. Blaise Cathedral, dedicated to the city’s patron saint and protector.

After this 90 minutes guided tour, you’ll have a free time to explore the town by yourself. Feel free to climb the city walls and walk the full two kilometer circuit, offering breathtaking views to nearby Lokrum island. As alternative take a cable car to the top of Srdj hill, order a coffee and enjoy this view from there (see the photo).  

Srdj hill in Dubrovnik

Day Trips From Split to Trogir And Sibenik

Dubrovnik will always be the the most beaten destination from Split. After you decide to dedicate one day trip to Dubrovnik it doesn’t mean that from Split there are no other destinations, equally interesting.

Thanks to Split’s geographical position (approximately in the middle of the Croatian Adriatic coast), Split offers interesting day tours to another two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Sibenik and Trogir.

Trogir - the taste of Venice

A virtual maze of tight streets!

Sibenik the oldest Croatian town

The Cathedral of St James (1431-1535)