Getting around Split & Dubrovnik

Kathy from London asked about what to do on her 5 day visit to Dalmatia.

A few days in Dubrovnik, then drive up to Split sounds like a good plan.    There are lots of things to do in between and day trips from both Dubrovnik and Split, which it sounds like you will enjoy.

To answer your question about distances, here are some relative times & distances and things to see around Dubrovnik and Split:

— Split to Dubrovnik – 250km – 3 1/2 hours by car – I highly recommend the coastal route, it is so pretty and really not much longer than the inland highway.
— Split to Plitvice – 250 km – 3 hours by car – Plitvice is amazing, check out the pictures from our hike in Plitvice.
— Split to Trogir (a World Heritage sight) is 30 minutes by car. The airport is between Split and Trogir.  Trogir is a great place to spend an evening or overnight if you have an early flight from Split airport – very convenient and several nice boutique hotels with easy transport by bus or taxi in the morning.
— Islands within a day trip from Split – Hvar, Brac, Vis, Solta – all accessible by taxi boat or ferries.
— Places to visit within a day trip from Dubrovnik – Kotor, Monte Negro (about 100km); Mostar (about 140km); Sarajevo (about 240km, 4 hours – slow road)
— Peljesac Peninsula between Split & Dubrovnik is a must see if you like wines. There is also a famous medieval fortress and stone wall (in Ston), said to be the longest outside China. Might also have been built to keep the Monghuls out – they did invade Croatia in the 13th century.
— Korcula island is interesting – the birthplace of Marko Polo and very well preserved medieval center – it is just off the tip of Peljesac Peninsula

Have a wonderful trip!

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