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What are the Must See/Do Islands in Croatia

My friends and I will be spending 3 nights in Split, 2 nights on Korchula and then 2 nights in Dubrovnik. We want to go to the blue cave. Does it make sense to take a boat from Split or wait until we are on Korchula? We would also like to see the Hvar and Mljet national park. So, I was thinking that we should go to Hvar from Split. Go to the blue cave from Korchula and then on the way from Korchula to Dubrovnik we could make a stop on Mljet Island. Does that sound possible, or is it too much. Any suggestions? So much to see and so little time.

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You don’t have to stay on Vis to see the blue cave, but it’s the closest. You can get there from Split, Hvar or even Korcula, but it’s a long boat ride and the services won’t run in strong seas.

Three nights in Split = 2 days. Split itself is worth a full day and nearby Trogir half a day. Forgoing the stunning Trogir for Hvar town is a possibility, but you are going to be spending long periods on boats if you also want to see the cave.

Your 2 nights on Korcula will give you one full day there and you plan on spending this going to the blue cave, so you won’t have much time to see anything of Korcula. Ditto Mljet from Dubrovnik.

You need to prioritise what is important to you and be realistic about what you can see within your timeframe.

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Thank you both for your replies. I will have to speak with my fellow travelers and try agree on what we really want to do. We have done quite a bit of traveling but never to Croatia.

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I agree with all the comments above and think you are trying to squeeze to much into few days. I understand the feeling:)
I don't know when you are going but keep in mind that Blue Cave is packed with visitors during summer months meaning you will probably have to wait in line to enter it. I don't think it is worth the travel from Split/Hvar/Korcula just to visit Blue Cave.
If I were you I would do Split - Korcula - Dubrovnik and try to manage to see Mljet along the way. Ferry that connects Korcula with Dubrovnik stops at Mljet but I'm not sure if you will have enough time to explore the island and catch the last ferry to Dubrovnik. Think about cutting one night in Split and spending a night on Mljet it is really beautiful. If still aren't sure which island to visit check here for more information..