Heading from Zadar to Split? Your Road Trip Guide Down Dalmatia's Coast

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October 16, 2019 – Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Let Solo Transfers lead the way to your offseason road trip from Zadar to Split.

The offseason in Croatia has its perks – and if the summer weather we’ve been experiencing this October is any indication, you’ll never want to travel in the peak season again! Warm temperatures averaging in the mid-20 degrees Celsius, high sea temps, a relatively absent bura wind, and no sign of rain are just some of why we’ve been loving autumn so far  – and the fact that the crowds have considerably thinned is a bonus. 

So, why stop the summer fun just because the season has changed? October is the ideal time to get out of the house and onto the roads to explore Croatia’s coast. This time, we’re bringing you the top 5 road trip pit tops from Zadar to Split. 

Biograd na Moru: Just 40 minutes south of Zadar is Biograd na Moru, the former capital of the medieval Croatian Kingdom. While it was first mentioned in the mid-10th century, this coastal town is also unique because it is located between Croatia’s largest freshwater lake (Vrana Lake) and 300 islets – it is the pathway to the Kornati islands, after all. The town is glittered with ancient churches, its Native Museum houses the evidence of its turbulent past, and the Mediterranean spirit is alive in the town’s bars and restaurants. 

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Murter/Tisno: One small bridge connects the island of Murter to Croatia’s mainland, which you’d be silly to miss on your coastal road trip. Just over an hour away from Zadar and about 20 minutes south of Biograd is Tisno, a town on the island of Murter, which you can get to thanks to this Tisno Bridge. While Tisno has become a hotspot over the years thanks to a summer of electronic music festivals, the other eight months out of the year, the island maintains the simple, tranquil, and painless lifestyle of a fisher. Murter, however, does boast one of Croatia’s restaurants – Konoba Boba, by chef Vjeko Basic.

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Sibenik/Krka National Park: From Murter, its easy to hit Sibenik – Croatia’s oldest native town on the Adriatic. It is known for the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a UNESCO Heritage Site, but also for its many fortresses – St. Michael’s, St. Nicholas’, St. John, and Barone. And it also boasts one of Croatia’s Michelin-starred restaurants (hello, Pelegrini!). While you’re already in Sibenik, a stop at Krka National Park is a no brainer. Located just 20 minutes from Sibenik, you’ll be taking photos at the famous waterfalls in no time. 

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Primosten: This ancient town dates back to 1564, though under a different name – Capusta Cista. Once an island, too, Primosten was connected to the mainland by a bridge in the 16th century and later evolved into the peninsula we know it as today. Known for its vineyards and donkey races, Orson Welles loved Primosten so much he bought a home there. Today, you can enjoy Primosten’s chilled vibe, beaches, and honey shops, or drive just outside the town to see one of the biggest shrines to the Virgin Mary in the world – Lady of Loreto.

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Trogir: This UNESCO-protected museum town is an hour and a half from Zadar, and 30 minutes away from your final destination – Split. From the Venetian Kamerlengo fortress built in the 1400s to the St. Lawrence Cathedral or many palaces that decorate the city center, you’ll never grow tired of things to see in this charming town. Apart from the town’s ancient history, Trogir is not only home to the first pharmacy in Europe – but it was also a film location for Game of Thrones!

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If you’re after a good road trip but don’t feel like taking the wheel, Solo Transfers will get you from point A to B, and anywhere in between. Thanks to their safe, reliable, and professional staff, you’ll never want to travel any other way. You can find more information on the Solo Transfers website.

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