A week-long road trip from Split, Croatia offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the stunning coastal and inland regions of the country. Here are some suggestions that you can include in your itinerary when starting your road trip from Split, Croatia.
Day 1: Šibenik and Krka National Park
Drive north along the coast to the historic city of Šibenik. Visit the impressive St. James Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and wander through the charming old town. In the afternoon, continue to Krka National Park, famous for its cascading waterfalls. Take a walk along the wooden pathways, swim in the crystal-clear waters, and admire the natural beauty of the park.
Day 2: Zadar and Plitvice Lakes National Park
Head further north to Zadar, a coastal city known for its unique Sea Organ and Sun Salutation installations. Explore the Roman ruins, visit the St. Donatus Church, and enjoy the beautiful waterfront. In the afternoon, continue to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a breathtaking natural wonderland. Take a hike along the park's wooden trails and be mesmerized by the stunning waterfalls and turquoise lakes.
Day 3: Paklenica National Park and Zrmanja River
Drive east to Paklenica National Park, a paradise for hikers and rock climbers. Enjoy a hike through the park's dramatic canyons and rugged peaks. The Zrmanja River is a beautiful waterway located near Paklenica National Park. It is known for its clear waters, cascading waterfalls, and opportunities for water activities such as kayaking, canoeing, and rafting.
Days 4 & 5: Istria Peninsula
Make your way to the Istria Peninsula, known for its medieval hilltop towns, scenic countryside, and delicious cuisine. Visit the enchanting town of Rovinj with its narrow streets and picturesque harbor. Explore the Roman amphitheater in Pula and indulge in the region's renowned truffles and local wines. Poreč is known for its UNESCO-listed Euphrasian Basilica, a masterpiece of Byzantine art. Explore the well-preserved old town, stroll along the waterfront promenade, and relax on the town's beaches. Poreč also offers various water sports and boat excursions.
Day 6: Risnjak National Park
Heading from Istria Peninsula along the way visit Risnjak National Park. It is a beautiful protected area located in the Gorski Kotar region of Croatia. It is named after the prominent mountain peak, Mount Risnjak, which reaches a height of 1,528 meters (5,013 feet). It is known for its rich biodiversity and stunning viewpoints that provide panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. e park features an educational center, located near the entrance, where visitors can learn about the park's flora, fauna, and conservation efforts. The park offers a range of facilities, including picnic areas and accommodation options, for visitors to enjoy a memorable experience surrounded by the beauty of nature.
Day 7: Trogir and returning to Split
From Risnjak National head south on the road towards the town of Delnice and from Delnice continue south on the A1 motorway towards Split. Keep driving on a motorway for approximately 3 hours and leave motorway on exit ''Prgomet''. After exiting motorway you will have 15 kilometers to the Center of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. rogir's waterfront promenade, known as the Riva, is a lively pedestrian area lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops. It's a perfect place for a leisurely walk, people-watching, or enjoying a meal with a view. At the end of the day use coastal road to get to Split and it will take you around half an hour. If you want to return the car on Split Airport it gets even easier as Split Airport is located a couple of minutes from Trogir.
AVAX Rent a car Split agents will assist and advise about planned routes. With diverse fleet of vehicles and flexible rental terms we keep our customers informed throughout the rental process. Renting a car in Split can save you time, especially when visiting attractions or places that are spread out. You can optimize your itinerary and visit multiple locations efficiently without being limited. Also, keep in mind that with Split car rental, you can easily take day trips from Split to nearby destinations.