2019 Day Trips From Zadar, Croatia
You have just arrived in Zadar from one of the many cruise ships that arrive in the Port of Zadar, or perhaps you have explored the old town of Zadar, and now you want to take a day trip from Zadar to explore some more of Croatia’s treasures. Zadar is perfectly situated between all the major Croatian national parks and historical cities. This makes a day trip from Zadar very easy. The best part is that you won’t spend an excessive amount of time in a vehicle traveling. The absolute best way to visit these destinations is using a private transfer.
The Best Day Trips From Zadar
You’ve decided you want to take a Zadar day trip, but where should you go? Croatia has numerous cultural, historical and natural treasures, and gorgeous national parks like Plitvice Lakes or Krka, which are unique and all worth visiting. But let’s face it, who can see them all? So, here are what we think are the best day trips from Zadar:
- Zadar to Krka National Park – Here you will see the beauty of the Krka River and its spectacular waterfalls. You can even swim under a waterfall and in the natural pools of the river!
- Zadar to Plitvice National Park – This UNESCO World Heritage Site is by far the most popular national park in the country. If you are in Croatia, it would be a mistake to miss this breathtaking park. Its waterfalls, cascading lakes and pristine nature make this is a bucket list item you need to check off your list.
- Zadar to Šibenik – An hour south of Zadar you find Šibenik, the city of stone. Visit its four fortresses, the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of St. James and have lunch at Croatia’s best restaurant Pellegrini.
- Zadar to Paklenica National Park – This place is for those active holiday enthusiasts. Paklenica National Park has some of Croatia’s best hiking trails, which take you through a massive gorge, Veliki Paklenica. From there, you ascend the Velebit Mountains where you can take your pick from numerous hiking trails. In addition, this national park is a climbers’ paradise, particularly in the Veliki Paklenica Gorge.
- Zadar to The Island of Pag – Head to Pag and try the best cheese in Croatia, Paški Sir. This sheep milk cheese has won numerous international awards. You can take a tour of the Gligora Dairy and sample their excellent products. While on Pag, also pay a visit to the ancient Olive Groves of Lun and have a little wine and lunch at the wonderful Boškinac winery.
- Zadar to Split – The first thing you need to know is that the distance from Zadar to Split is 158 kilometers. The journey can take anywhere from 1 hour 40 minutes, or, up to 4 hours if you go by bus along the old coastal road. Here is what to do in Split.
- Rafting and Kayaking the Zrmanja and Krupa Rivers – We always recommend rafting or kayaking on the crystal-clear waters of Croatia’s most beautiful rivers, especially if you are traveling Croatia with kids. The rivers are surrounded by a karst canyon and the best part is anyone can do this activity. No experience necessary. Rafting will get you up close and personal with nature, and you can even go swimming under the Krupa waterfalls.
- Kornati Islands – Despite some bad information online, there is no Zadar to Kornati Islands ferry. Sorry!
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- Our drivers are very experienced, qualified and professional. We have a thorough local knowledge and will provide you with information and tips about your destinations.
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But, Before Heading Off On Your Zadar Day Trip, Here Is What To Do In Zadar
Zadar isn’t as well-known as its coastal neighbors like Split, the famed walled city of Dubrovnik or even the capital Zagreb. In the past, it has been overlooked as a destination by many people traveling to Croatia, but that’s now changing. And, let me tell you that this ancient seaside city is jam-packed with incredible sights.
Zadar is the second-largest city in Dalmatia, and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe. Here is our guide on the things to do in Zadar, what to see in Zadar, including all the major Zadar sights. It also contains suggestions on where to lay your head after all of the sightseeing. Below are a few ideas to give you a taste.
- Things To Do In Zadar Croatia
- The Sea Organ
- Greeting To The Sun
- Gold & Silver Museum
- Museum Of Ancient Glass
- St. Anastasia’s Cathedral
- St. Donat’s Church
- Archeological Museum
- The Forum
- Narodni Trg (Peoples Square)
- Foša Land Gate Zadar
- Zadar Pijaca
- The Museum Of Illusions Zadar
- The Sphinx
- Places To Visit Near Zadar – Day Trips From Zadar
- Paklenica National Park
- Benkovac Farmers Market
- Kornati National Park
- Explore The Islands Of Zadar
- Pag Island
- Telašćica Nature Park
- Rafting / Kayaking The Zrmanja And Krupa Rivers
- Best Beaches In Zadar Town
- Kolovare Beach
- Borik Beach
- Diklo Beach
- Best Zadar Beaches – Zadar Region
- Petrćane Beach
- Queens Beach Nin
- Zaton Beach
- Pisak And Kulin Riviera
- Sakarun Beach
Photo credit: Zadar Region Tourist Board