A perfect summer road trip with an awesome festival finish

Can you get 10 days off work during the summer season? We hope your boss gives you vacation time for an awesome summer road trip with an even more awesome music festival finish. Go through our top 10 Croatian road trip destinations and make the perfect plan for your summer road trip. But watch out – we’ve got the best finish planned for you if you catch the right time … scroll to the bottom!

How to start your summer road trip?

Start at home – pack your bags for an adventure, daytime&nighttime included! Fly, drive, bike or walk into Croatia – our starting point will be in Split. Rent a car if you didn’t drive down here and check out these amazing places …

Split Riva: ice-cream time

Split is a lively town with a fun city beach – hang out, chill out, enjoy some water sports and an easy going nightlife on Bačvice beach. Take a walk through the stone streets of Split and its famous Riva during the evening and go old school with an ice-cream scoop …

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Hvar island: swim in style

Enjoy the amazing transparent sea of Hvar island, explore the beaches and the inside – the southern part of the island hides an eco-village with an amazing local food restaurant. Finish the day in the city of Hvar for a night of cocktails and music or take a short boat ride to a party-place on an adjacent island.

Zlatni rat beach: insta photo destination

Zlatni rat or Golden cape is a perfect insta photo destination. Visit Brač for a relaxing beach experience and go on a short hike to Brač’s highest peak Vidova gora for the best view of Zlatni rat.

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Dubrovnik: more than GoT

Everyone knows that Dubrovnik is one of Game of Thrones series central filming locations, but it’s much more than that. Great city vibe, cozy and warm stone throughout the old town and endless restaurant and bar choices are the perfect recipe for a pleasant evening.

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Over the border to Mostar 

Jump over the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina and visit Mostar, a quaint little town with a rich history and amazing Bosnian food. This is a trip you won’t regret – walk over the Old bridge, watch brave divers dive 20+ meters into the vibrant green river below, have lunch in one of the many restaurants and shop for some local souvenirs.

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Krka waterfalls national park: cool down

Summertime is hot in Croatia, so go for a day trip to Krka waterfalls and cool down in the river. The park offers boat trips and a nice wooden walkway around some of the prettiest scenery in Croatia.

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Murter island: lay back and relax

So now it’s time to really relax, right? Visit Murter – a laid-back destination for real relaxation. Clear blue waters, easy-going locals and peaceful evenings. Unless you happen to run into festivals and events held in the ‘bigger’ cities.

Paklenica national park: pump up your blood pressure

If you want an active day on your summer road trip you can visit Paklenica national park for a hike or a climb in the beautiful scenery of  Paklenica canyon in the Velebit mountains.

Zadar: tourist spot 1-0-1

Take a tour through the city center, visit museums or just relax on the beach. When the day begins to fade watch one of the most beautiful sunsets in Croatia. And when the light goes away for the day take a walk to the Sea Organs and Greetings to the sun installation, to connect with nature through light made by solar panels.

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Party on Pag island: the ultimate finish to your vacation

So now it’s time for the grand finale. A party like you’ve never seen before. A glorified EDM finish to your summer road trip. Visit the famous Zrće beach and find the right festival to party through the last nights of your trip. Plan ahead to catch your favorite DJs or do a ‘party-crasher’ style visit. You’ll catch a great show whenever you visit for sure. FIND THE BEST FESTIVAL!

Did you find what you were looking for? Great! Enjoy your Croatia experience!!!