Make the best from one day in Split

Planning, packing, traveling, check-in and you’re finally there. You are looking out the window at a 1700-year-old city of Split, feel the sea and salty air. You are finally the part of the Mediterranean that everyone talks about and next you do – wonder how to spend one day in Split? 

Split Harbour from Cathedral Bell Tower

There are days ahead of you of rest and enjoyment. You have probably already booked some of your trips, but you want to discover some tours right here – in Dalmatia. This is a guide for enthusiasts – we will give you an idea of how to spend one day in Split on the best way you can – in order to move a bit, taste and drink and discover some secrets about Split and its history. 

One day in Split itinerary – Marine Version 

Did you really think there would be only one proposal? To be honest, giving you only one solution for this blog title, is impossible! Split and Dalmatia, have so much to give and offer, and it would be crazy not to tell you at least two versions of your best one day in Split! Version 1 will include more ‘sea parts’ and the other one ‘inland parts’. Something for everyone!

“A Mediterranean City is really My Culture!”

Zinedine Zidane

Because you are in love with the Mediterranean and the sea, you should start your day with typical Mediterranean breakfast – coffee, some spreads on bread and fruits. If prefer cereals, enjoy it. Just eat enough so you can be strong for all day long adventure.

A typical Mediterranean place to have breakfast, brunch or any meal

Like real Dalmatians, maybe you should start with Split Walking Tour and Wine Tasting! Meet your guide and follow him through the streets of the old city of Split all the way to the most recognizable Wine bar located in the very center of Split. Listen about Split, wine and specific varieties of wine produced in Dalmatia. You will taste three wines accompanied by traditional Dalmatian snacks. It sounds like a perfect brunch!

Split Wine Tasting is a chance to taste some of the best 101 Croatian Wines in the wonderful ambiance of the 1700-year-old Diocletian’s Palace. Fine Wines are the backbone of Dalmatian Culture. As a result, you’ll get a perfectly rounded experience combining wine with some tasty, regional finger food. Serving it all in authentic surroundings of the Diocletian’s Palace.

Still, there is a possibility you don’t like wines (really?)…and great option you are one of Game of Thrones fan? Then, put your sunglasses and go out for a Game of Thrones – Walking Tour. In 1,30 hours you will visit amazing places inside of the historic core of Split, in Diocletian’s  Palace where the fourth and the fifth season of the famous Game of Thrones series were filmed. A guide shares behind-the-scenes stories and easy-to-miss details. Still, be sure you will hear much information about Diocletian’s Palace and the history of Split and its development through centuries.

Emilia Clark on set in Split

Now, after feeling more familiar with this town, we advise you to find some tavern and taste some true dalmatian traditional plates. Don’t forget to order a glass of Dalmatian wine. If you prefer white – ask for Pošip (indigenous dalmatian sort) and if red, ask for Plavac Mali Dingač.

Rest a bit in some cozy narrow street of the Diocletian Palace and then board the boat and explore Blue Lagoon and island around Split. The afternoon tour starts at 14:30 pm and ensures you a wonderful day. Boat ride, skipper, fuel, water, snorkeling equipment, and insurance are included. 

This 3,30 hours tour will steal you from the mainland to the blue paradise of Krknjaši island clear turquoise sea and the oasis to remember.

Krknjaši islands – A blue lagoon

After return to Split, you will feel like locals do after all day at sea – tired but satisfied. In fact – this could be a moment whey you will figure it out you are actually falling in love with Split.

Go to your place and rest a bit, take a shower and put some light clothes..because the Split evening you just can’t spend in the room! Whether you decide to take a short walk or have a fancy dinner at the restaurant, Split has so much to offer. Maybe you are interested in visiting some museums or have a glass of wine in one of the downtown Wine bars, follow your feelings. 

Split before night

 In Dalmatia – mostly – there’s no planning, and the best moments happen unexpectedly. 

If you feel more comfortable spending one day on just one tour – go for Blue cave Tour. 

Transport with a speedboat with the crew, soft drinks, entrance fee to the Cave, windproof jacket, snorkeling equipment, fuel, and insurance are included in price.

One day in Split itinerary – Land Version 

Ok, we lied. We have more than 2 versions. It seems like this is the only way if we speak about land tours. 

Canyon of Cetina river, Dalmatian hinterland

Dalmatian region is a perfect combination of sea, mountains and Roman architecture. There are many small villages, astonishing fisherman’s ports and hinterland’s gems. This blog is way to short to tell you everything about Dalmatian’s hinterland, therefore we will abstract two or three must-see destinations, that can be one perfect day for itself. Or, maybe four. 

Visiting National Park is always a great decision when in a destination. Luckily, there are two National Parks you can visit in one day from Split – Krka Waterfalls and Plitvice Lakes National Park. 

Each demands a full day so keep in mind you need at least two days for this – one day per each Park. 

 Krka Waterfalls Tour is shorter than Plitvice Lakes Tour, not only because it’s closer to Split, but because it is smaller than Plitvice.

National park Plitvice lakes is the oldest Croatian National Park with UNESCO World Heritage status. It is pure magic. If you love untouched nature, in winter or summer, don’t hesitate to book this Tour.

Numerous lakes, gravel paths, wooden bridges and waterfalls in untouched nature will relax you and regain inner peace and joy.there are plenty of tours on the spot if you like to discover more of the Lika region – Squad Tour, Kayaking, Horseback riding.

Krka River and its beautiful waterfalls offer a great day off from the city crowd. It also will give you a shelter to enjoy a peaceful walk under the waterfalls and feel the power of the insatiable water. This is a good tour for families with kids, pats. Finally, there is a lovely little town Skradin, where you can taste true Dalmatian meals and of course those exquisite wines that all world is talking about. Cheers! 

Skradinski Buk – the most popular and biggest waterfall

In the end, there is a one day Tour to Dubrovnik and Mostar ( Bosnia and Hercegovina) on which you will taste traditional foods like “burek“ or “baklava“ and jump into the Kravica Waterfall.

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