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I’ve been to Croatia three times and always find myself going back. The pristine beaches, dramatic coastline, medieval old towns and stunning nature are amongst the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.

Croatia is one of those iconic destinations that should feature on all European bucket lists. It’s a country of stunning natural beauty, with friendly locals and delicious cuisine.

If you’re planning a trip to Croatia, you’ve come to the right place! Here you will find all my top Croatia travel tips. 

Quick travel info about Croatia

Where is Croatia? Croatia is in Europe on the Adriatic Sea.

How to get there: You can find the cheapest flights to Croatia via SkyScanner. You can also travel overland from neighbouring countries via train, bus or driving with a rented car.

Currency: Croatian Kuna (HRK) – see the latest exchange rate here.

Electrical plugs in Japan: Types C&F (the ones you find throughout most of Europe) – I recommend an international adapter so you can use it on multiple trips.

Capital City: Zagreb.

Best time to visit: Summer is high season in Croatia. From June to September you can find warm and sunny weather, but also quite large crowds and high prices.

In spring (March to May) and autumn (September and October) you can find still fairly nice weather, and considerably less tourists. It won’t quite be beach weather but you can explore the epic waterfalls and national parks of Croatia.

How to travel around Croatia: If you plan to move around Croatia a lot the easiest way to travel around is to rent a car and drive yourself. Croatia also has a very good bus system, although you won’t have as much flexibility.

We spent ten days in Croatia between Dubrovnik and Split and didn’t feel like we needed a car, as all day trips included transfers or were within walking distance. However if you plan to see more a car will make things easier.

Visa requirements: Croatia is in the EU but is not part of Schengen. Most passport holders won’t need to apply for visas before travelling to Croatia. Check the visa requirements for your nationality here.

My Croatia travel guides

Best Split Tours: 21 Amazing Tours & Day Trips in Split, Croatia

Split is considered one of the best places to visit in Croatia, and rightly so. This gorgeous coastal town is home to an incredibly well preserved Old Town and pristine beaches, as well as being the gateway to many beautiful islands and natural parks. To truly appreciate the beauty of this Croatian destination, I recommend …

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Best Dubrovnik Tours: 14+ Incredible Tours & Day Trips in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is one of those places I can travel to over and over again, and never get bored. I visited Dubrovnik three times, and every time I fall more in love with this gorgeous Croatian coastal city. With its incredibly well preserved Old Town, the crystal clear sea and stunning natural landscape, it’s a must-see …

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Where to Stay in Hvar, Croatia – For Every Traveller & Budget!

Many people travel to Croatia and only visit Hvar on a day trip from Split, but they don’t know how much they’re missing out on! Hvar is a gorgeous island in Croatia, which deserves to be more than a day trip destination. During my 10 days in Croatia I spent two nights in Hvar, and …

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Croatia Bucket List – 20 Best Things To Do & Places to See In Croatia

  Croatia is one of the most popular Mediterranean destinations, and it’s easy to see why. It has a beautiful coastline, epic waterfalls, stunning natural landscapes and a rich history. I’ve been to Croatia three times, and every time I’ve loved exploring new parts of this beautiful country. For this Croatia bucket list I have …

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Zipline Omis – The Best Zip Line In Croatia!

  On my last trip to Croatia I had the pleasure to go ziplining in the Cetina Canyon, in Omis. Soaring high above the river and cliffs of the Cetina Canyon was a thrilling experience, and one I can recommend to everyone travelling to Croatia. Ziplining in Omis was one of my favourite experiences of …

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Split To Hvar Day Trip: Everything You Need To Know

  During our ten days in Croatia we decided to spend some time exploring the beautiful island of Hvar. If you love beautiful beaches, quaint old towns and dramatic coastlines, then you will love Hvar Island. In this article I’ve outlined everything you need to know about doing a day trip to Hvar Island from …

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Krka National Park Day Trip From Split – Everything You Need To Know

  Krka National Park is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Croatia. It’s considered by many one of those must-see Croatian destinations that should feature on every Croatia itinerary. We did a day trip to Krka National Park while we were in Split, and it was one of the best days of …

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Where To Stay In Dubrovnik, Croatia

  Dubrovnik, on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, is a city full of magic with thousands of years of history that is becoming a hugely popular holiday destination.  It has been largely avoided by travellers for a long time as it experienced years of tragic violence and erratic damage during the Croatian War of Independence. …

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Where To Stay In Split, Croatia

  Located on the Dalmatian Coast, Split is Croatia’s second largest city. It offers a wonderful mix of ancient and modern attractions. With its rugged mountain backdrop and pristine turquoise waters, it’s no wonder Split is considered a must-visit Croatian city! Choosing the right place to stay in Split will add so much more to …

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10 Days In Croatia: The Best 10-Day Croatia Itinerary

  Croatia is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination, and it’s easy to see why. On a trip to Croatia you can relax on beautiful white beaches with sapphire waters, walk around ancient walled towns or explore lush green valleys dotted around with waterfalls. But how long do you need to see it all you may ask? I …

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