Croatia Dalmatian Coast Self Drive Explorer

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8 Days
Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice, Zagreb

Indulge in Croatia's Mediterranean allure on this self-drive vacation. Wander through Dubrovnik's captivating cobblestone streets, immerse yourself in the rich history and architecture of Diocletian's Palace in Split, be captivated by the breathtaking beauty of Plitvice Lakes and its cascading waterfalls, and savor the history in Zagreb. 

SELF DRIVE JOURNEY – Departs Daily 8-Day/7-Night self-drive program visiting Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice and Zagreb. Includes accommodation at a hotel of your choice, private arrival transfer, rental car for 5-days, sightseeing as indicated in itinerary, and suggested sightseeing tours of your choice.


  • Sightseeing: per itinerary
  • Rental vehicle with outlined inclusions
  • Keytours 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Accommodations of your choice
  • Sightseeing tours and/or activites of your choice


  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Rental vehicle gas, parking, tolls, and all other items not listed as included
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Select local taxes where applicable
  • One-way fee for rental car
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance; please inquire with your Keytours travel consultant




Dubrovnik- Arrival

Welcome to Dubrovnik! Upon arrival at the Dubrovnik Airport, you will be greeted and privately transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and explore at your leisure.




In the morning, you will discover the city's charm as you explore the Old Town of Dubrovnik on a private 3-Hour walking tour. It's glorious walls, with their fortresses, offer a unique walk with a view of the magical Elafiti Islands. After your tour, enjoy a leisurely afternoon in this historical city.




Today is yours to explore the 'Pearl of the Adriatic,' as Dubrovnik is often called. Alternatively, you can opt for an optional private full-day excursion to Montenegro or Korcula.



Dubrovnik - Split

This morning, pick up your rental vehicle and embark on your journey across Croatia. Enjoy a scenic drive of approximately 3 hours along the breathtaking coast to Split, where you'll be treated to stunning views of the sparkling sea. Upon reaching Split, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring this charming city.




Immerse yourself in the rich history of Split, a city with over 17 centuries of heritage. Start your day with a private 3-Hour Taste of Split Tour where you will delve into its cultural treasures and take a journey through Diocletian's Palace and the historic streets of Split, ending at the renowned Uje Oil Bar. Prepare your taste buds for an enriching experience as you pair olive oil with delicate fleur de sel, aged red wine vinegar, freshly baked homemade bread, a medley of sheep and cow milk cheeses, and explore an array of Croatian wine varieties. After the tour, you'll have some free time to continue your exploration.



Split - Plitvice

From Split, set off for the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a scenic drive of approximately 3 hours. Upon reaching the park, enjoy this breathtaking natural marvel. Stroll along wooden promenades that offer panoramic views of 16 crystal-clear blue lakes, each cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Every turn unveils captivating vistas of waterfalls and verdant forests.



Plitvice - Zagreb

Depart for Zagreb, a scenic drive of approximately 2 hours. As the capital of Croatia, Zagreb embodies both the continental and Mediterranean essence of the nation, serving as its cultural, scientific, political, and economic hub. Take a leisurely stroll through the charming streets to immerse yourself in the city's ambiance.



Zagreb - Departure

Say “Dovidenja!” to Croatia and drive approximately 20-minutes to Zagreb Airport where you will return your rental vehicle and depart onto your next destination.

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