Campervan Road Trip Through Croatia - Top Spots
With a Vanvoyage motorhome hired in Ljubljana, Slovenia, you can cross the border into Croatia and visit two countries in one trip. The road trip we’ve outlined here will take you along the South by the sea, stopping at many of the top destinations in the country.
Krk is the largest island in Croatia as well as the most accessible and most visited island of the Adriatic. Driving in your RV from the mainland across a mile-long bridge, you will soon realize that you entering one of the most diverse places in the country. A favorite destination for every type of traveler, there are beaches with swimming bays, small villages and old towns full of history, and an active nightlife.
Another location rich in history and culture, Zadar is a port city with beautiful beaches and charming streets full of marble buildings. Within the city, there are also three national parks. These are home to the Velebit mountains, which are popular for hiking and rock climbing. If you’re looking for peace and seclusion, use the city as a starting point to sail out to almost-deserted islands and eat at the konobas — small restaurants that serve the local fishermen.
The second-largest city in the country, Split offers a balance of old and new. Diocletian’s Palace is a World Heritage Site and one of the most renowned Roman monuments in the world. Other landmarks you must see include Klis Fortress, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the ruins of the ancient city of Salona.
The largest of the central Dalmatian group of islands, you will reach Brac by putting your campervan on a ferry in Split. When you arrive, you’ll be immediately struck by Vidova Gora, the highest peak on any Croatian island. Less touristic than many islands, the villages and farms on Brac give you the chance to experience traditional life. Be sure to try the olive oil — olives have been cultivated since 1655, and today half a million trees grow on the island.
Probably the most famous of the Dalmatian islands, Hvar is the perfect place to experience Mediterranean nature. The climate is always mild, meaning you will enjoy your visit whatever the time of year and will sleep comfortably in your hired RV. The stunning beaches make this an ideal place for relaxation, but there is also plenty to do — during the daytime, you can make trips to nearby islands or enjoy wine tasting; at night, you can visit the many restaurants, clubs, and bars.
Orebić is a coastal town featuring pretty sand and shingle beaches lined with tamarisk and pine trees. You’ll be glad you have your campervan, as although it’s a small town, there is plenty to see, especially if you want to experience something other than the seaside. For instance, you may like to drive or hike up Mount Ilija, visit the various churches, museums, and wineries, or try the delicious food in the many restaurants and cafés.
Your trip will end in Dubrovnik, widely known for being the spot where Game of Thrones is filmed. Although it experienced heavy conflict in the 1990s and a destructive earthquake in 1667, the city has managed to maintain much of its history in the form of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque buildings. Plus, many of the palaces, churches, and monasteries are currently part of a major restoration effort, which will help preserve this history for years to come.
You can visit all the above locations in comfort when you travel with a Vanvoyage camper. Best of all, with our motorhomes, you can bring all the equipment you need with you for surfing, swimming, and exploring.