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A friend and I will be visiting Croatia and have two days planned for Hvar. Is this a good amount of time for us to spend there? We are middle aged and not much into the party scene. Any suggestions on day trips from there? We also have two days in Dubrovnik and two days in Split.
Any great suggestions for authentic food and places to see would be greatly appreciated. Like many we like to experience the true Croatian culture.
Thank you.

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I would either add one day each to split and Dubrovnik or do two days in Korcula. In split you could do a day trip to Trogir or Krka national park (or both) and in Dubrovnik a day trip to kotor. If you are going to hvar for the beach that is a different story.

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I have spent weeks on Hvar over the years, but I wouldn’t stay in Hvar town, although I would visit there for a few hours.

I prefer the north coast - the charming Stari Grad with its picturesque harbour or Jelsa or Vrboska (mini Venice), but the latter probably wouldn’t be the best place for a 2 day stay as it’s too small. I usually stay in Dol or one of the villages in the hills above Stari Grad. Great restaurants include Eremitaz in SG and Konoba Kokot in Dol, a short taxi ride from SG. The Stari Grad Plain is a UNESCO world heritage site and good for walking.

Take the ferry from SG to Split.

From Split, a half day trip to Trogir is worthwhile, another UNESCO world heritage site.

Two days each in your three locations is rushed IMO. It’s half a day to get from Dubrovnik to Hvar and the boat runs in the afternoon/evening.

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When we visited Croatia in 2018 we were on a tour. We spent one night in Hvar. We had the day to relax and it was fine. 2 nights in Dubrovnik was enough to see the sites. We didn’t feel rushed. Split was 2 nights as well. One of our favorite sites was the Mestrovic Gallery. If you enjoy sculpture, I highly recommend going. If you want to add another Island I would suggest 2+ nights in Korcula. Beautiful medieval island with Venetian influence. Less than 2 hours by ferry to Dubrovnik.

Favorite restaurants:
Nonno in Korcula- delicious food, dined Al fresco, stunning view.
Restaurant Kazbek in Dubrovnik (excellent Mediterranean cuisine)
Split- Perivoj. Lovely setting away from the tourist area. Excellent dinner.