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Advice on solo itinerary/tour for Croatia & Balkans?

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I will be traveling by myself for the first time since my backpacking days in my late teens/early 20s (harder to find travel companions in your late 30s when you're single and friends now all have babies or no money!), and have decided on Croatia at the beginning of September. I am planning to join a small group tour of the Dalmatian Coast for about a week - that part I have pretty much figured out, other than just making a final choice on the tour. The problem I'm having is that the more I read about this region, the more additional locations I want to tack on pre-/post-tour, and I am trying to figure out what I can reasonably do in the approximately two weeks I can spend traveling. I hear raves from everyone who's been to Ljubljana/Lake Bled. I'd also like to visit Plitvice Lakes, and Sarajevo/Mostar, as well as do a day trip from Dubrovnik to Kotar. I came up with an itinerary that would fit everything in, but it's pretty packed - maybe too packed? I'd have about 2 days in Ljubljana, 1 day in Lake Bled, and 1.5 days in Sarajevo, though I *might* be able to squeeze in one more day somewhere. Here's what I was thinking:

Day 1 Arrive Ljubljana;
Day 2 Ljubljana
Day 3 Day trip to Lake Bled from Ljubljana
Day 4 Morning in Ljubljana, Flight to Sarajevo (1 hour, looks like the one nonstop on Adria would arrive Sarajevo at 2:35); explore Sarajevo
Day 5 Sarajevo (tour of city, tunnels)
Day 6 Private or small group tour from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik, stopping in Mostar with Sarajevo Funky Tours
Day 7 Dubrovnik
Day 8 Day trip from Dubrovnik to Kotor, Montenegro
Day 9 Meet tour group in Dubrovnik
Day 10 Tour
Day 11 Tour
Day 12 Tour
Day 13 Tour
Day 14 Tour ends morning/afternoon; explore Split
Day 15 Day trip to Plitvice Lakes from Split
Day 16 Fly Home from Split

If I pared this down instead and omitted Ljubljana and Sarajevo, I was thinking something like this, maybe also adding an additional day in Split?:

Day 1 Arrive Dubrovnik
Day 2 Dubrovnik
Day 3 Day trip from Dubrovnik to Mostar
Day 4 Day trip from Dubrovnik to Kotor
Day 5 Meet tour group in Dubrovnik
Day 6 Tour
Day 7 Tour
Day 8 Tour
Day 9 Tour
Day 10 Tour ends morning/afternoon; explore Split
Day 11 Day trip to Plitvice Lakes from Split
Day 12 Fly Home from Split

On the one hand, I think maybe I should set Sarajevo and Ljubljana aside until another trip where I'd be able to spend more time in those cities and regions. On the other hand, there are lots of places in the world I want to go and I have limited vacation time (basically one "big" 1-2 week trip/year, and then a long weekend or two somewhere), so whether/how soon I could actually make that happen is unclear. Cost is not an issue and maybe it's better to at least see/get a taste of these places now? I'd be interested in any thoughts/feedback.

Also for the Dalmatian Coast tour portion, I am choosing between Backroads, Classic Journeys, and CW Adventures (Country Walkers) if anyone has any feedback on those operators. The prices and itineraries are all pretty similar, except that Backroads uses a private boat instead of ferries for inter-island transit, and Classic Journeys omits Korcula and Brac (visits Cavtat and Kolocep instead, plus I think more time on Hvar). Thanks!

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