Excursions From Makarska Riviera: 10 Top Daily Trips

Icon 10.05.2024
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Excursions from Makarska Riviera are the best way to complete your stay and add a new dimension to your vacation. With beautiful beaches, charming small towns on the coast, numerous restaurants and a rich tourist offer, the Makarska Riviera is ideally located to visit another destination for one day, discover something new and spend quality time on vacation.

We have prepared a list for you with 10 great ideas of what to see and what to visit, and we also bring you details of which excursions from Makarska riviera you can see by yourself and how to book.

1. Biokovo Skywalk 

A stunning glass structure on top of a mountain that offers a unique view of the entire Makarska Riviera, the islands attract a large number of visitors who want to experience the feeling of walking on clouds. The Skywalk is located in the Biokovo Nature Park, as far as you can reach with your own car. If you are afraid of narrow roads, you can choose an organized half-day trip and enjoy it carefree. If you decide to go alone, keep in mind that tickets are bought in advance and exclusively online!

2. Zip Line Tučepi 

Are you looking for some fun and adventure for the whole family? Zip Line in Tučepi is the ideal place for that. Attractive enough to feel the adrenaline and enjoy the wonderful views, but not so extreme that not everyone can enjoy it. Experienced and fun guides are here to prepare you and make your day unforgettable. The excursion goes every day in the afternoon, and you can come to the start by yourself in your own car or book an excursions from Makarska Riviera with included transportation from your accommodation.

3. Island Hopping – Boat trip  Excursions from Makarska Riviera 

Do you imagine an ideal day as a little boat ride, a little swimming in undiscovered bays, a good lunch and coffee in one of the picturesque island towns? We would love to join you in that adventure. The good news is that you can easily realize this idea. Renting a boat for one day, with a skipper with whom you will agree all the details, allows you to experience it all and visit the destinations of your choice. Ideal for families and groups of friends.

4. NP Krka & Šibenik 

Waterfalls, greenery, wonderful nature, endless promenades and relaxation seem like a perfect escape from the heat and sun. Krka National Park is the perfect oasis for a break from the sun and the sea, and a visit to Šibenik is a must before or after visiting the waterfalls. Many organized one-day trips are offered from the Makarska Riviera, and we recommend the drop-off option, which gives you 3 to 4 hours of free time for sightseeing at your own pace. If you decide to go by car, we recommend that you decide to enter the Skradin entrance, where the boat ride to the most beautiful waterfalls starts .

5. Split 

Split needs no introduction. The flower of the Mediterranean, a beautiful and colorful city where history, culture, a rich gastronomic offer and wonderful sights are perfectly combined, leaves no one indifferent, and many return to it again and again. This is another destination that you can drive yourself to, or you can also opt for an organized excursions from Makarska Riviera. You can also take public transport to Split, if that option suits you.

6. Rafting River Cetina – Omiš 

Another perfect escape from the beach to refreshing greenery and peace, and if you also want a little adrenaline and exercise, rafting on Cetina is the ideal combination. No previous experience or special physical fitness is necessary, and the activity is ideal for groups of friends and families as well as for team building. Once you’ve decided to go rafting, it’s a shame not to stop by the town of Omiš and discover its small streets, rich history and wonderful people.

7. Imotski Wine Tasting

We finally come to the wine! The whole of Dalmatia is known for its outstanding wines and the rich and long tradition of its production. Just over half an hour’s drive from the Makarska Riviera, in Imotski, you will find a whole series of small family wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms where you can experience the best flavors of the Dalmatian interior. Imotski itself is a small town worth visiting, as well as its two pearls and natural wonders

8. Mostar, Međugorje, Slapovi Kravice 

Just less than two hours of driving separates you from discovering a new country and a completely different culture and architecture. Mostar, a city located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, recognizable by its bridge and rich history, brings us closer to the Orient and brings its touch.

Along with a visit to Mostar, we definitely recommend that you also visit the Medjugorje sanctuary, which is visited by believers from all over the world, and that you take a break in the unique natural oasis next to the Kravica waterfalls.

9. Dubrovnik Excursions from Makarska Riviera 

Should anything be written about Dubrovnik at all? We will only say that you will be sorry if you do not include a one-day visit to this world-famous city and tourist gem in your vacation on the Makarska Riviera. About a two hour drive for a lifetime of memories. As for Split and Mostar, for Dubrovnik you can find numerous organized tours and shuttle transports to Dubrovnik. Of course, you can also drive your own car, but due to the small number of parking spaces and the price of parking, we recommend that you choose the organized version and be carefree.

10. Safari Buggy 

And finally, something for those with an adventurous spirit and fans of speed. A buggy trip is a unique opportunity to experience the smell of these vehicles, but also to experience the beauty of the Makarska Riviera and the Biokovo mountain in a completely different way. The trip is a half-day, so you won’t lose much of your sunbathing time. Additional tip, choose the option with a visit to the Skywalk! And an important note, a category B driver’s license is required.


This is just a small part of all the natural, historical beauties and activities that you can choose during your stay on the Makarska Riviera. It depends on what interests you the most and what relaxes you, there is no doubt that you will find the ideal combination for you.


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