Except for being one of the most famous Croatian tourist destinations, Split is a great base for those who like to explore multiple places during their vacation.
The neighbourhood of Split abounds with destinations and activities of all kinds, from sightseeing cultural attractions to adrenaline sports such as rafting.
I will list the top 5 day trip options, which may appeal to those who decide to stay in Split for 2 days or more.
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Visit to Hvar and island hopping tour
Islands Brac, Hvar, and Vis are pearls of the Adriatic coast which should not be skipped by those who booked a multi-day vacation in Split. Each of them features rich historical and cultural heritage, amazing beaches and promenades near the sea, and authentic delicacies such as olive oil and wine.
You can either take organised trips to those islands or buy ferry tickets by yourself and explore their attractions on your own.
Many tourist agencies organize island hopping tour, which includes a visit to an amazing natural phenomenon called Blue Cave on the island Bisevo.
Day trip to Trogir
Trogir is one of the most beautiful towns in Croatia. Its charming atmosphere is created by a beautiful promenade near the sea, and the old town with monuments from various historical periods including Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque. Most of them are constructed during the Venetian rule over the town from the 15th to 19th century.
The most imposing architectural achievement in Trogir is the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, a Romanesque masterpiece of art.
The Cathedral's bell tower is probably one of the first things you will notice while approaching the town.
Another important art detail of the cathedral is its entrance door with carved events and details from the life of Jesus Christ. Today it is considered to be a masterpiece of sculpture.
The next monumental attraction is the fortress Kamerlengo, located on the north side of Riva. Just as most of the other fortification objects on the Adriatic coast, It was constructed for the purpose of defence against the Ottoman Empire which was trying to conquer the Croatian coast in the period from the 15th to the 17th century.
The fortress features a panoramic view of Trogir and the nearby area.
Visit to Salona and Klis fortress
The ruins of an ancient Roman town near Split called Salona are the perfect spot for everyone who is interested in the history of the Roman Empire.
Salona is a kind of large open-air museum exhibiting various places from the Roman town located in that area 2000 years ago.
Those places include old Roman temples, bath, amphitheater, and other parts of the ancient roman town.
A visit to Salona perfectly fits with a visit to the nearby locality called Klis fortress, an amazing fortification object located in the village of the same name, approximately 15 kilometres away from Split.
The fortress played a role in a famous Game of Thrones series, so it should not be skipped by its fans.
Klis is known for its dramatic historical events - in the 16th and 17th centuries, a few battles with Ottoman Empire took place on the fortress.
Day trip to Sibenik and Krka National Park
Sibenik is the only city in Croatia with two UNESCO heritage sites: the Cathedral of St. James and St. Nicholas fortress. Besides those two monumental architectural achievements, there are three more fortifications objects located near the old town: fortresses St. John, St. Michael, and Barone. If you go to Sibenik only for a day visit, it would be nice to visit at least one of them.
Skradinski Buk is the most famous locality of Krka National Park, located approximately 30 kilometres away from Sibenik.
Krka is known for its exceptional natural beauty and attractions and it should not be skipped by visitors who find themselves in the Sibenik area.
Day trip to Omis
Omis is a small charming coastal destination located half an hour's ride away from Split.
The town lies on the Cetina river, which is a perfect place for everyone looking for adrenaline sports and activities such as kayaking, rafting, and zipline.
It is worth taking an hour's walk around the town as well - Omis old town features a few interesting monuments including fortress Fortica and parish church.