Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Granada to Cordoba to Madrid--Doable??
  2. 2 Dropping my rental car at Fiumicino Airport
  3. 3 Rome train to Positano
  4. 4 Madrid city centre?
  5. 5 Itinerary Help!
  6. 6 Trip Report My First Trip to Europe...
  7. 7 Trip Report Family of 4, 2 Young Teens, 14 Nights, 4 Countries
  8. 8 Has anyone used their Pass Navogo for more than 10 years?
  9. 9 Greece itinerary ideas
  10. 10 Leipzig, Dresden, Meissen, Bautzen, etc.
  11. 11 Trip Report Trip Report with Kids: Germany/Austria/Benelux
  12. 12 Currency and credit cards in Scandinavia
  13. 13 Neighborhood Bistros in Paris
  14. 14 Stonehenge and Bath
  15. 15 Greece Experts
  16. 16 Rome & Florence, 10-12 days or so
  17. 17 French Gov't Passes New Labor Law Despite...
  18. 18 Need Barcelona Gaudi Ticket Help
  19. 19 Budapest/Krakow/Warsaw
  20. 20 3 week Italy trip with 12 and 14 year old - 2017
  21. 21 Car rental in Paris
  22. 22 How did you or your family ended up in the country you are living now?
  23. 23 France to stop making foie grois
  24. 24 Visiting Turkey for Fun and Adventure, Oasis or Chaos
  25. 25 Markets in Malaga, Seville, Madrid
View next 25 » Back to the top

Croatia (Istria and Zagreb) and Slovenia

Jump to last reply

Hello,
I posted a few weeks ago about planning a trip that included Prague, Vienna and Zagreb. We've since then decided to keep the trip to Croatia. We will be flying into Zagreb. We will have a car. We'd like to visit Zagreb as well as Northern Croatia, including Trakoscan Castle, Varazdin, Kumrovec and Samobor. Does it make sense to stay in Zagreb the whole time and make day trips or leave zagreb and stay the night in one of the towns we plan on visiting in the Northern area? After the Zagreb/northern Zagreb area, we plan on driving to Ljubljana (Slovenia) and possibly Lake Bled.

We then plan on driving down to Istria, Croatia. I've been on viamichelin to clock driving distance and the towns in Istria are very close to each other. We'd like to see Porec, Rovinj, Pula and Opatija. I'm wondering whether we should base ourselves in one town and make day trips (if so, which town?) or break it up by driving to each town and staying a day or two?

Is there one out of the 4 towns that I listed above (in Istria) that is more charming than the rest? We enjoy quaint, charming, historically old more so than modern, city-like. On our way down from Ljubljana to Istria, we may decide to stop in Trieste, Italy or Piran, Slovenia. I've read great things on these forums about Piran. I have more reading to do as I'm not all that familiar with Istria but thought I would check in with the more experienced travelers to this area and see if we should base somewhere or just drive from town to town.

How many days would one suggest spending in Istria to get a decent 'tour'? As you may tell from my other posts, we tend to travel rather quickly ... we are good with 2, sometimes 3 nights in one place unless using the place as a base for various day trips.

Thank you for your help!

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement