Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Best of Croatia in short trip? Please critique my itinerary

Jump to last reply

My boyfriend and I (mid-50s) are planning a trip to Croatia this summer, probably mid-June and need to firm up our plans so we can book our hotels. We're looking for a mix of beach relaxation, outdoor activities and a chance to soak up the culture. Museums don't interest my boyfriend much, so we'll probably skip them this trip.

Here's what I've come up with so far:

Day 1 - Arrive Zagreb, pick up rental car, drive 2 1/2 hours to Plivitce Lakes, spend night
Day 2 - Spend morning hiking Plivitce Lakes, lunch in the area, leave mid-afternoon for Split, 3 1/2 hours, spend night Split
Day 3 - From Split, take a kayaking or canoeing/rafting excursion
Day 4 - Morning in Split, depart for Korcula, 3 1/2 hours (stop for break at Brela beach)
Day 5 - Korcula - beach/relaxation day
Day 6 - Morning in Korcula; mid day departure for Dubrovnik, 3 1/2 hour drive
Day 7 - Dubrovnik
Day 8 - Dubrovnik
Day 9 - Fly home from Dubrovnik

Does the pacing seem about right? Is this doable without being too rushed? I had hoped to insert Mostar after Split, but I don't think we have time. I know we're missing Istria completely, but given our short trip, i don't see how we have time for it.

Must-do's for us: Dubrovnik, Plivitce, and at least one beach/relaxation day.

What do you think?

20 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Family heritage/name origin services in Poland?
  2. 2 Young couple - where to stay in London?
  3. 3 Trip Report Off-Beat Day Trip from London: Chatham, Isle of Sheppey, Rochester...
  4. 4 A few ( stupid) questions 1st time to Paris
  5. 5 Is Venice really dirty?
  6. 6 I dream of Europe
  7. 7 Spain-Would appreciate input on itinerary
  8. 8 Trip Report A trip into the neonatal ward of Western civilization
  9. 9 Trip Report Cotswold Churches
  10. 10 Amsterdam safety concerns - red light district?
  11. 11 Paul Durand-Ruel -The Gamble of the Impressionists - Manet, Monet, Renoir
  12. 12 The new Vuitton Foundation Museum in Paris
  13. 13 Frankfurt airport to Leuven, Belgium by train
  14. 14 Portugal or Bulgaria
  15. 15 Trip Report Weekend in Norfolk
  16. 16 Best beach town in Italy?
  17. 17 Burgundy in May
  18. 18 Athens at New Years
  19. 19 chrismas in rome
  20. 20 What kind of Tourist are you?
  21. 21 Your Top Tourist Mob Scenes in Europe?
  22. 22 Trip Report Notes on Amsterdam, Bruges & Paris - Sept 8-28, 2014
  23. 23 6+ weeks in Portugal and Spain - itinerary suggestions pls
  24. 24 My notes on Greece 101
  25. 25 Anyone used the new airline La Compagnie
View next 25 » Back to the top