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Split to Dubrovnik Sailing Itinerary
Yacht Charter Split to Dubrovnik
Split and Dubrovnik are two popular coastal cities in Croatia. You can charter a boat and spend a week or two sailing from central Dalmatia (Split) to the south of Dalmatia (Dubrovnik). If you decide to do a one-way charter, be sure to plan your route carefully and make sure you have the necessary skills and experience to handle a boat. Otherwise, you can always opt for a skippered yacht charter.
When planning your yacht charter from Split to Dubrovnik, there are a few things to consider:
- Length of the trip: Do you want to make several stops along the way? Do you want to visit specific islands or landmarks along the way?
- Type of yacht: Do you want a sailboat, catamaran, motor yacht, or gulet? Based on the number of people in your crew, what size of yacht do you need? Choose your yacht here.
- Budget: Yacht charters can vary significantly in price, depending on the length of the trip, the size and type of yacht, and any additional services you require.
Sailing from Split to Dubrovnik is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of the Croatian coast and the Adriatic Sea.
Places to See on a Split to Dubrovnik Tour
There are many beautiful places to see along the way, so allow plenty of time to explore and enjoy your sailing trip full of beautiful beaches, historical landmarks, and the Mediterranean climate.
You start in Split, a vibrant city with a long history dating back to ancient Rome. There are many historical landmarks and cultural attractions, including the Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ancient Roman palace has been well-preserved and is now home to various shops and restaurants.
Split is also known for its beautiful beaches. The city has several popular beaches, including Bačvice Beach, located in the city center and known for its crystal-clear waters and fine sand. Other popular beaches in the area include Bene Beach and Kasjuni Beach.
Day 1: Beautiful Island Hvar
Hvar is a popular tourist destination with a rich cultural and historical heritage.
Hvar Town, the main town on the island, is a charming place known for its beautiful Venetian-style architecture, ancient walls, and medieval castle. St. Stephen’s Square or Pjaca is the main square in Hvar Town and is a popular place to relax and watch the world go by. Hvar Cathedral dates to the 16th century and is known for its ornate Baroque style and stunning views of the surrounding area.
Hvar is known for its production of lavender, and the fields of lavender on the island are a sight to behold. The fields are typically in bloom in June and July and are a popular place for visitors to take pictures.
The Pakleni Islands, located just off the coast of Hvar, are ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing.
Day 2: Enjoy Brač Island
Here are a few things you can do while visiting Brač Island.
Brač Island is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia, one of them being the famous Zlatni Rat Beach in Bol. In addition, the island has several hiking trails that offer stunning views of the surrounding area. You can take a leisurely walk through the countryside or challenge yourself with a more strenuous hike up one of the island’s hills.
Brač Island is home to wineries that produce some of Croatia’s finest wines. You can tour the wineries, taste different types of wine, and learn about the process of wine production.
Visit the Brač Island Museum in Supetar and learn about the history and culture of the island. The museum has exhibits on the island’s history, art, and traditions.
Day 3: Vis – Natural Paradise
Vis Island combines natural beauty, historical and cultural attractions, and recreational activities.
The clear waters around Vis Island are home to a diverse array of marine life, making it an excellent destination for snorkeling and diving. Above water, Vis has hiking/biking trails. The island also has several historical attractions, including the ancient Greek settlement of Issa and the Fort George military complex.
Enjoy the island’s culinary delights; many restaurants and taverns serve traditional Croatian dishes with locally grown produce.
The Blue Cave is a natural wonder located on the island of Biševo, just off the coast of Vis Island. It is known for its unique blue light, caused by the sun’s rays reflecting off the cave’s white limestone walls.
Day 4: Visit Lastovo Island
The Lastovo Nature Park is home to a variety of wildlife and plants, and it is a great place to go birdwatching or see some of the island’s rare flora. Continue visiting historical sites, including the Church of St. Kuzma and Damjan, the Church of the Assumption, and the ruins of the Roman Villa Rustica. The waters around Lastovo are home to diverse marine life, so try scuba diving with a licensed instructor.
Day 5: Mljet – the Greenest Island in Croatia
Visit the Mljet National Park, a protected area and home to two saltwater lakes, Veliko Jezero and Malo Jezero. The lakes are connected to the Adriatic Sea by a narrow channel, and the park is home to a rich plant and animal life. Mljet National Park has been designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and is an important site for conserving the Mediterranean ecosystem.
Spend some time on Saplunara Beach, a long sandy beach on the island’s southeast coast. Visit the ancient Roman palace built in the first century AD, which is believed to have been used as a summer residence for Roman officials.
Day 6: Explore the Elaphite Islands
The Elaphite Islands are a small archipelago northwest of Dubrovnik, consisting of three main islands: Koločep, Lopud, and Šipan. They have pristine beaches, charming villages with stone houses, and lush vegetation and are perfect spots for swimming, sunbathing, and hiking.
Once you pass the Elaphite Islands, you will reach Dubrovnik, a historical and cultural hub. The city is known for its distinctive orange-roofed houses and narrow cobblestone streets within the well-preserved old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make sure to climb the city walls built to protect the city from invaders that now offer panoramic views of the city and the Adriatic Sea.
If you have time, visit the small island of Lokrum, home to a botanical garden, a monastery, and beaches.
Have a question about this route?
Enquiry about Split – Dubrovnik route
It depends on how much time you want to spend sailing between Split and Dubrovnik and what you want to do while you are there. In general, we recommend a one-week yacht charter for this route, so you have enough time to see the main sights and have some leisure time as well. However, if you have more time and want to see more of the area or do more activities while sailing in Croatia, you can certainly stay longer. Feel free to make your tailored vacation here.