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dalmatian coast 6 day itinerary

I have 6 full days in Croatia on May 2017. I want to focus on the coastline after arriving in Split. my return flight is from Dubrovnik. We are looking for an easy paced 6 days seeing beautiful beaches, enjoying cafes with a view, walking in beautiful cities, possibly kayaking and hiking as well. We love being on the water.
Your suggestions are appreciated.

Posted by
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As per my reply to your other email, Split/Trogir and Dubrovnik warrant 2 full days each. Plitvice is a full day. Krka is an alternative.

Check out Omis for kayaking down the river gorge.

Consider 3 nights in Split and 3 in Dubrovnik with day trips from each.

Split - Trogir, Brac, Hvar, Plitvice Krka

Dubrovnik - Mljet, Korcula, Mostar etc

Even if you don't stop anywhere, it will take half a day to travel from Split to Dubrovnik.

Posted by
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The only way to have an easy paced 6 days on the Dalmatian coast is to not try to see everything. If you're spending time in Split and Dubrovnik, you can fit in one additional destination; beyond that the pace won't be so easy.

Here's my suggestion:
1 night Split
3 nights Hvar or Korcula (If you're inclined to split the time between both islands, you could do that)
3 nights Dubrovnik

On your first full day you should have plenty of time to experience Split before catching a late afternoon ferry to Hvar and on to Korcula if that's your choice. Or you can stay in Hvar and move onto Korcula the next day or two days later. Then you can take a bus from Korcula to Dubrovnik.

There are lots of nice hikes on the islands. You might also consider renting a scooter to explore.

You can easily spend a part of a day in Dubrovnik kayaking if you want.

Posted by
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I am currently in Croatia for the first time and coming to the end of a six day visit after spending time in Italy , and I must say that you may not see much in an easy paced trip. We spent the first two nights in Split and enjoyed it very much but could have stayed another night to see all that we wanted to see and just to hang out more. We did spend half a day in Trogir which was enough. Two nights on Hvar was rushed as our boat was cancelled due to rough seas and we had to take the longer ferry instead arriving in Stari Grad and then taking the bus to Hvar. Back to Split then the bus to Dubrovnik which arrived nearly an hour late. We had envisioned a more relaxed trip. As usual when traveling, however, everything always takes longer than you expect.