Experience the best of the Dalmatian Coast with a 10-day luxury yacht charter

The Mediterranean is no kept secret – famed for its stunning coastlines, azure waters, and the rich and vibrant cultures that span across the 22 countries this stretch of water encompasses. With its extreme popularity, particularly in the South of France, we are seeing an increased number of yacht charters venturing further east, with Croatia experiencing a golden age of its own and quickly becoming the new hot spot for luxury superyacht charters.

With the 2024 summer season fast approaching, it’s that exciting time of year to start planning your next yacht charter. Explore our 10-day itinerary along the Dalmatian coast, journeying from Dubrovnik to Split, and everything in between.

10-day charter itinerary of the Dalmatian Coast: Dubrovnik to Split

Croatia charter itinerary

Spanning 375km from Rab in the north and ending in the Bay of Kotor in the south, the Dalmatian coast (add hyperlink to destination page) encompasses a total of 79 islands with around 500 islets, backed by the rugged Dinaric Alps mountain range running alongside this stretch of coastline.

Our 10-day charter itinerary provides you with a taste of some of some of the best parts of this stretch, allowing you to see and explore historic towns with rich character and architecture, and experience quiet islands with rocky shores, stunning beaches and some of the best diving spots with abandoned ships and plane wrecks below the surface.

Day 1 – Dubrovnik

Prior to embarkation, we recommend at the very least spending a day in Dubrovnik, if not a night or two. The ancient walled medieval city of Dubrovnik has it all. From fine dining restaurants and exclusive boutiques to it’s beautiful surroundings of coves with pebbled beaches, white sand and trees, and the impossibly clear water. While you’re here, walking the city’s walls is a must with the evening being the best time to visit to catch a glimpse of pink light glowing on the city’s ochre rooftops, making for a picture-perfect moment.

Day 2 – Mljet

Mljet is easily one of the most beautiful places in whole of the Mediterranean, blessed by its pristine environment, covered in forests, olive groves and vineyards.

Spend the morning wandering through the National Park, admiring this truly unspoiled oasis. Head back onboard for lunch and then for your afternoon, snorkel the turquoise saltwater lakes, paddle on kayaks along quiet bays, or simply enjoy the views from your onboard beach club, basking in the sun and peace and quiet. If you’re up for it, there are several villages to explore for a taste of local cuisine — we recommend Konoba Herc — along with the Benedictine monastery and many fortifications and tombs preserved from the Illyrian period.

Mljet in Croatia

Day 3 – Lastovo

Miljet is easily one of the most beautiful places in whole of the Mediterranean, blessed by its pristine environment, covered in forests, olive groves and vineyards.

Located in the South Dalmatia, Lastovo offers untouched and extremely beautiful nature, with rural landscapes, green hills, vineyards, small fishing villages with timeless charm and a place where life flows slowly.

Spend the day exploring the land by foot or bike, then venture to the secluded coves with cliffs overlooking the sea and head down to the shore for a dip in the stunning waters. For a taste of local cuisine, head to Augusta Insula and for a chance to experience local life, spend some time in Pasadur village.

Day 4 – Korcula

Renowned for its winemaking, excellent restaurants, and stunning winding stone streets, Korcula is home to a bustling and vibrant old town, making for the perfect spot to spend the day ashore with family and friends. In the afternoon, head to either Vela Luka or Lumbarda to enjoy the charters kayaks and paddle boards, or simply sit back and relax in the Mediterranean sun.


Day 5 – Vis

Vis is one of the most unexplored islands along the Dalmatian Coast and provides the perfect destination to relax whilst enjoying the island’s natural beauty and excellent diving opportunities. By day, dive down and explore ancient roman shipwrecks, and by night head to the old town to sample the many seafood restaurants on offer, followed by watching a film in the openair cinema.

Day 6 – Hvar

The Dalmatian Coast’s answer to St. Tropez, Hvar, is the longest and most famous of Croatia’s islands. The township provides a snapshot into the past with its well-preserved medieval buildings and is home to a bustling marina, full of stylish cafes, restaurants and is well known for its vibrant nightlife. Spend the day exploring the town, followed by an excursion into the quaint fishing villages and finish off by anchoring at one of the picturesque inlets and bays to take of advantage swimming, snorkelling, or kayaking in the sparkling coves and pebbled beaches.

Hvar, Croatia
Motor Yacht Grace for charter

Day 7 – Brac

Known for its famously beautiful beach, Zlatni Rat, Brac offers both relaxation and adventure set amongst its picturesque landscape. For a day of calm during your yacht charter, anchor near a cove to enjoy the tree-lined scenery, bathing in the sun, swimming in the ocean, complete with al fresco dining onboard. If you’re a thrill seeker, feel the adrenaline of paragliding from the Vidova Gora peak, or head to the seaside town of Bol for excellent windsurfing or explore the underwater world and discover ancient Roman mosaics and shipwrecks beneath the surface.

Day 8 – Šibenik

The oldest town in Croatia, Šibenik, offers a gorgeous medieval centre, surrounded by blue bays contrasted with bright orange roof tiling, providing a stunning and relaxed anchorage for the night that has a very authentic feel. For a taste of nature, hike the waterfalls of Krka National Park, and to admire the historically important architecture, head to the UNESCO World Heritage listed 15th century St James Cathedral, said to be the world’s largest church built without brick or wooden supports.

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Sibenik, Croatia

Day 9 – Kornati

The Kornati archipelago of Croatia, also known as the Stomorski islands, consists of 89 islands all surrounded by breath-taking views of land and sea, with quiet beaches and amazing hiking trails and an unmatched underwater world for diving exploration. For the full yachting experience, charter a sailing yacht for the day, or take your tender, weaving in and out around the islets and reef, or for a more tranquil experience, take paddle boards and kayaks around these shores. After you’ve spent the day exploring, take time to relax onboard, listening to the sound of waves while bathing in the glorious sun.

Day 10 – Disembarkation – Split

Enjoy your final morning onboard with breakfast and a swim before disembarking in Split. Like Dubrovnik, we recommend adding on extra days here to enjoy everything that this 2000-year-old settlement has to offer. Split is a blend of ancient and new, with Roman structures placed throughout the township and lively cafés and bars lining the streets. Explore the largest and best-preserved ancient palace, and sample fresh fish at restaurants overlooking the marina, finished with strolling the promenade, stopping for a spot of shopping at the local outdoor markets.

Booking your luxury Croatian yacht charter

Ready to book the charter of a lifetime? Edmiston offers a range of charter options, from traditional sailing yachts perfect for cruising around the Dalmatian Coast, to the latest in superyachts, offering the highest level of comfort luxury accommodation onboard. For more information on booking our 10-day itinerary from Dubrovnik to Split, or for any other yacht charter inquiries, get in touch with our superyacht brokers today.


18 April 2024

Written by:

Jack Hartley