Visiting Croatia with kids? You’ll find plenty of things to do in Split with kids! Split is Croatia’s second largest city and is the perfect spot to enjoy some beach time while immersing yourself in some ancient history. Game of Thrones fans will enjoy the experience of seeing many filming locations, including the fortress used for Meereen. With all of these things being of interest to us, we were excited to spend three days in Split with kids (our kids were 2 & 4 years old at the time).
Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of Croatia’s national treasures, where boardwalks and hiking trails wind around 12 upper lakes and 4 lower lakes. Kids of all ages will love walking along wooden pathways at the foot of beautiful waterfalls. Visiting this UNESCO World Heritage site has been on our list of places to visit for so long and we could barely contain our excitement!
To be honest, we weren’t overly excited about our planned day Zagreb with kids. The only reason we went was to help break up the long bus trip from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Our Lonely Planet said the best things to do in Zagreb were to have coffee and to visit the Museum of Broken Relationships. We went in with pretty low expectations…
After an incredible week in Iceland with kids (who were 4 & 2 years old), our visit to Iceland was sadly coming to an end. Given our flight wasn’t until the afternoon, we had time to do one of the best things to do around Reykjavik with kids, and that was visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon.
With all of the amazing natural wonders that Iceland has to offer, it feels like Reykjavik is often an afterthought – a place where people stay when they first arrive or about to leave Iceland.
The Golden Circle in Iceland is an extremely popular day trip from Reykjavik and should be part of your family Iceland vacation. With all the things to do in Iceland’s Golden circle with kids, we decided to spend two days right in the Golden Circle to take advantage of having a car and two kids who like to get up early.
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a magical place. It packs a little of everything that makes Iceland special into a small, easily driveable space. There are volcanoes, lava fields, mountains, waterfalls, fjords and big waves on rocky cliffs. If you only have a few days in Iceland, this is a good choice as you will see it all. There are plenty of interesting, outdoor activities for kids as well. Here is how we spent our two full days in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula with kids:
Though we really enjoyed our time in the larger Norwegian cities, like these 5 days in Oslo with kids and doing all the best things to do with kids in Bergen, it was time for us to take to the road and experience some of the more out of the way attractions.
Surrounded by seven mountains and overlooking the sea, Bergen has some of the most impressive scenery in Norway. Whether you plan to use it as a gateway to Norway’s spectacular fjords or to take in the history and culture, you will not be disappointed. It’s the perfect spot to get your fill of both the natural beauty and old world charm this city has to offer.