My friend and I are arriving via ferry into Dubrovnik on a Wed morning this summer, and are flying out of Split on the following Tuesday afternoon. We would like to spend Wed, Thurs, & Friday in Dubrovnik, and then Sat & Sun at a beach somewhere, before heading to Split on Monday.
I've looked into Hvar, Bol, and Makarska as possible beach destinations... I think we are more interested in visiting one of the islands, but it seems like it would take almost a full day to get there, either by direct ferry from Dubrovnik, or via bus then ferry from somewhere else. Because we don't have much time in Croatia, I'd hate to lose a whole day travelling, so we had decided that Makarska was probably our best bet.
Does that sound like the best plan? Is there another (quicker) way to reach either of the islands? Or do you think spending a day and a half on one of the islands is worth losing nearly a day from our itinerary?
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!