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5-day Sailing Itinerary from Split – Sail in Croatia

About this program

Split is a Croatian coastal city that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an action-packed adventure, this historic city has it all. The crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea provide the perfect backdrop for lounging on the sandy and pebbled beaches, while the charming old town offers a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region. With its delicious local cuisine, friendly locals, and endless opportunities for exploration, Split is the perfect place to escape from everyday life and indulge in a truly unforgettable experience.

About the route

5-day Plan for Sailing around Split

When planning a sailing itinerary for Split, Croatia, it’s important to consider the time of year and the length of your trip. In the summer months, the best time to sail in Croatia, the weather is typically warm and sunny, making it the perfect time to explore the beautiful Adriatic Sea.
To plan your trip, start by researching the different islands and ports of call in the area, such as the islands of Hvar, Brač, Šolta, and Vis. Consider the distance between each destination and the time it will take to sail there. Also, think about the activities and attractions available at each location, such as beaches, historical sites, and nightlife.
Once you have a general idea of the places you want to visit, you can begin to map out your itinerary. We’ve prepared a 5-day sailing route for you that you can use as your guide. Continue reading and get inspired! Also, check our Split 7 days sailing route.

 

Rent Your Sailboat for Sailing near Split

Renting a sailboat in Croatia is a great way to explore the country’s beautiful coastline and islands. If you’re looking for a personalized vacation and want to choose your yacht, Sebastus Sailing provides such an experience. We specialize in providing a unique and tailor-made sailing holiday to our clients and offer a wide range of boats and yachts to choose from. By considering Sebastus Sailing, you can be sure that you will have smooth and enjoyable sailing in Croatia.

Itinerary

Day 1
Island Brač

Day 1. Sail to the Beautiful Island of Brač

Brač is a true sailing paradise, with crystal clear waters, secluded coves, and charming villages that are just waiting to be explored. One of the must-see destinations when sailing around Split is the famous Zlatni Rat beach. Known for its unique shape that extends like a finger into the sea, this beach offers a perfect spot for swimming, sunbathing, and even windsurfing.
Another highlight of Brač is the Vidova Gora mountain, the highest peak on the island, which offers stunning panoramic views of the Adriatic and the neighboring islands. The town of Bol is also worth a visit, with its lively promenade and charming restaurants serving up traditional Croatian cuisine.

Day 2
Island Hvar

Day 2: From Brač to Stari Grad on Hvar

Hvar is a beautiful Croatian island with one of the must-see places – the town of Stari Grad. This ancient town is steeped in history and culture, and it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular destinations on the island. The town’s charming streets are lined with traditional stone houses and pretty churches, making it a delight to wander around.
The main attraction is the Stari Grad Plain, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Plain is an agricultural landscape that has been farmed for over 2,500 years, and it’s a true testament to the island’s history and heritage.

 

Day 3
Island Vis

Day 3: Explore Vis 

Vis Island, located off the coast of Croatia, is a gem that offers visitors a chance to experience the beauty of the Mediterranean in a more secluded and peaceful setting. The island is home to several stunning beaches, such as Stiniva and Srebrna, which are perfect for swimming and sunbathing.
For those interested in history, the island is home to the ancient Roman city of Issa, which offers a glimpse into the island’s rich past. Visitors can also take a boat tour to the Blue Cave, a natural wonder that is only accessible by boat. The cave’s unique lighting creates a mesmerizing blue glow that is truly a sight to behold.
Adventure seekers can enjoy several hiking trails that lead to breathtaking viewpoints, such as the summit of Mount Hum.

Day 4
Island Šolta

Day 4: After Vis Back to Beautiful Šolta 

Šolta Island’s rugged coastline is dotted with secluded beaches, crystal-clear waters, and hidden coves that are perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The island’s charming villages, such as Nečujam and Maslinica, offer a glimpse into traditional island life and are a great place to sample local cuisine and shop for handmade souvenirs.
For those looking for a more active vacation, Šolta Island offers a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking and cycling. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful escape or an action-packed adventure, Šolta Island has something for everyone.

Day 5
Back to Split

Day 5: From Šolta Back to Split 

You will be finishing your Split sailing itinerary with a tour of Split. Here are some of the things you can see in this biggest Croatian coastal city.

Activities
Diocletian’s Palace: A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the heart of Split, built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century AD.
The Cathedral of Saint Domnius: A beautiful Romanesque cathedral built within the walls of Diocletian’s Palace, featuring an impressive bell tower and treasured religious artifacts.
Riva Promenade: A picturesque waterfront walkway lined with cafes and restaurants, offering stunning views of the Adriatic Sea.
Marjan Hill: A densely forested hill on the peninsula that separates Split’s port from the open sea, offering hiking trails and panoramic views of the city.
The Split Archaeological Museum: A fascinating collection of artifacts from the region’s rich history, including ancient pottery and sculptures.
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Picking a boat type

Picking out the type of boat to go with will generally come down to your budget, the group size, and preferred method of sailing. Moreover, different sailboats available can be chartered independently or with a fully-staffed crew.

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Sailboat
2-12 people
Choose a Sailboat if you are an active traveler or you’re looking for a romantic getaway. Sailboat offer the classic sailing experience and tend to vary in size from 30 up to 64 feet
Starting from 160 EUR per day
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Catamaran
2-12 people
Catamaran is a top choice if you’re looking for a smoother sailing experience compared to sailboats. Since the size ranges from 38 to 70 feet, this is a right vessel for bigger groups or families
Starting from 500 EUR per day
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Motor yacht
2 – 12 people
Depending on what you’re looking for, you may find motor yachts from one up to five cabins and their size tend to range from 30 to 100 ft. These beautiful vessels are perfect for a luxurious touch on sailing vacation
Starting from 500 EUR per day
Gulet
8-20 people
Most of Gulets have six cabins and come with three or four crew members, which makes it amazing for larger groups. The sip sizes tend to range between 60 to 100 feet, so you can be sure that everyone has more than enough space.
Starting from 600 EUR per day
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