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4 nights in Split--need guidance

Me and a friend are planning to be in Split for 4 nights. We want to visit 2 islands and tour Split a bit. We are in our mid-30's and are open to fun adventures. Trip is in just a week--Mid-May.
Any suggestions for must see places? Eats? Sites? Adventures?

Thanks for your help!

Posted by
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It's probably too early in the year to have a beach day, but if that's in the cards take a catamaran over to Hvar and check out the Pakleni islets nearby. Definitely try to book a day trip to see Plitvice National Park. Long day, but well worth it. Your other island options would be Brac or Korcula.

Posted by
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When I was in Croatia (three weeks in May last year that also included Slovenia and Bosnia), I only had about half a day in Split. It turns out that was plenty of time to tour Diocletian's palace and wander around. I was not rushed at all and feel like I saw everything of interest in the area around the palace. I then caught a late afternoon catamaran to Hvar, where I spent two nights.

With three days, and assuming you'll want to spend a full day in Split, that leaves you two days for excursions. Because May is still early in the season, there aren't a lot of ferries, so coordinating trips to 2 different islands will not be easy. I'd recommend Hvar, which is the closed island, and probably easiest to do as a day trip.

The disappointment for me was that I didn't have time (or budget time more wisely) to get to the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery. I'm a big fan of his work. You might want to devote a few hours to that.

I spent the night before arriving in Split in Trogir. That would be worth an excursion. It's about a 30-45 minute drive, and I'm sure you could figure out how to get there by bus.

And Plitvice Lakes can be done as a (long) day trip. In my opinion, it is not to be missed.