Top Destinations in Croatia for Solo Travelers

There’s no doubt about it, Croatia is amazing. You will daydream about it long after you’ve arrived home. Whether you are into nature (who doesn't want to take a selfie at Krka National Park?) culture, food, or all of the above, Croatia has something for your solo trip!

It’s also a great place for solo travelers, as it is safe, easy to travel around, and is tourist-friendly. If you’re thinking of going to Croatia on your own, here are the top destinations:

Best Places To Visit in Croatia As A Solo Traveler

Croatia is an up and coming destinations and has many beautiful areas to visit. With it's stunning national parks, incredible historical sites and beautiful beaches the choices for the list of must visits in Croatia is long. We picked the best destinations for solo travelers.


Old Town, Dubrovnik by Vacation Countdown App
Old Town, Dubrovnik by Vacation Countdown App

Dubrovnik is one of the busiest and most popular cities in the country – for good reason! It is simply stunning. Dubrovnik is located along the south coast and is often busy with cruise ship tourists. Thanks to the busy tourism industry, it is an easy city to get around, explore, and visit as a solo traveler. The city is very walkable and here are 13 bus lines that operate within Dubrovnik. If you want to connect to other solo travelers, you won't have trouble finding a good and centrally located hostel.

Some highlights in Dubrovnik are walking the old city walls, heading up the cable car to catch some amazing panoramic views, and taking a ferry to Lokrum Island for the day to swim and relax.

Insider Tip: Visit the idyllic fishing settlement Mlini, only 11km southeast of Dubrovnik. Mlini Bay has some if the most idylillic beaches in Croatia.

Visit Dubrovnik if you are a solo traveler who loves culture, old towns, and wants to stay somewhere tourist-friendly.


City Square, Zagreb, Croatia by Kristijan Arsov
City Square, Zagreb, Croatia by Kristijan Arsov

If you’re looking for something a bit different from the Croatian coast – not that you can ever get tired of it! – Zagreb, Croatia's vibrant Capital, is the place to check out. This capital city is located in the northern area of the country, inland from the coast, and has an enjoyable European feel to it. It’s a great place to check out trendy restaurants, coffee shops, and bars.

If you aren’t a big fan of tourists, keep in mind that most of them head to the coast! So, Zagreb is the perfect place to hang out with locals and get an authentic Croatian experience. Some great attractions to visit as a solo traveler in Zagreb include the Museum of Broken Relationships, St. Mark’s Church, or wander around the Upper Town neighborhoods.

Insider Tip: Treat yourself with some like a queen with a stay in the 5-star Art Deco Hotel Esplanade Zagreb dating back to 1925. It's right in the heart of Zagreb, within a 5-minute walk of Botanical Garden and King Tomislav Square. Enjoy the traditional art deco glamor of the luxury rooms and pamper yourself with a massage or body treatment.

Visit Zagreb if you are a solo traveler who loves city culture and wants to eat and drink at new, trendy restaurants.


Hvar, Croatia by Vacation Countdown App
Hvar, Croatia by Vacation Countdown App

To experience luxurious island living, check out Hvar. As a solo traveler, you might be tired and ready for some R&R! Hvar offers some of the best places to relax, treat yourself, and enjoy the beauty of the Adriatic Sea, whether you’re swimming or sailing around the island.

Places to check out in Hvar include exploring the Hvar Harbour, climbing up and getting some epic views from Fortica Fortress, or going on a tour of the beautiful inland lavender fields.

Insider Tip: Make sure to spend a day in Dubovica - is a tranquil little cove with crystal clear water. This is definitely the best beach on the island.

Visit Hvar if you are a solo traveler who loves luxurious, relaxing island life.


Pag, Croatia by HLS 44
Pag, Croatia by HLS 44

As a solo traveler, you likely want to meet some people! Pag, Croatia is the hot spot for young tourists and travelers looking for a good party. Pag is a beautiful island with dramatic rock landscapes. While there are still some traditional Croatian industries like cheese and winemaking, it is now known as a clubbing destination.

Novalja is a fun party town, with most of the bars and clubs concentrated around Zrce Beach. There are also a number of festivals hosted on Pag, so you might want to check them out, too! Just remember to party safe, especially as a solo traveler.

Insider Tip: For the best traditional food, checkout the small, family-owned restaurant Konoba Bodula. Make sure to get a spot on their beautiful terrace and try the cuttlefish risotto!

Visit Pag if you are a solo traveler who wants to meet other travelers and enjoys a good party!

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