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Hello,

I've been researching a holiday to Croatia, Slovenia and perhaps Montenegro using this site as well as various travel books. I live in Switzerland and will be traveling with my husband and two children next month, and would like to get some feedback on some of our destinations. My kids are "well traveled," and based on experience, I know that they would prefer climbing on rocks over visiting museums, so this itinerary lacks the usual "cultural" spots. When I look at the map, I am impressed at how close all these places appear, but when I use ViaMichelin to plot out our route, I am deceived by the amount of time it takes to get from place to place. I realize that the roads are often twisty and slow, which I am accustomed to, but I would love to hear comments from people who have traveled this route via auto either with or without children. I am concerned that I have crammed too much into a short amount of time, but to eliminate Dubrovnik and Montenegro would be a shame.

Day 1
Drive from Zurich to Lake Bled via Austria
Approximate travel time:
7.5 hours

Day 2 :
1. Walk around lake 3.5 miles (1 1/2 hours)
2. Visit Island
• Possible rowboat to island
• Ring church bell 3x for good luck
3. Castle
4. Grand Hotel Toplice for special desserts

Day 3 :
1. Vintgar Gorge
2. Radovljica Bee Museum
3. Drive from Lake Bled to Karst Region
Approximate travel time:
1.5 hours

Day 4 :
1. Skocjan Caves (2 hours) or
2. Postojna Caves (easier)
3. Predjama Castle
4. Lipica Stud Farms www.lipica.org (maybe)
5. Drive from Predjama to Plitvice Lakes
Approximate travel time:
3.5 hour

Day 5 :
1. Plitvice Lakes
2. Drive from Plitvice Lakes to Trojir
Approximate travel time:
2.5 hours

Day 6 :
1. Drive from Trogir to Dubrovnik
2. Island of Lokrum (if time)
Approximate travel time:
3.75 hours

Day 7 :
1. Island of Lokrum
2. Old Town
3. Walk the Wall

Day 8 :
Travel to Montenegro from Dubrovnik
Bay of Kotor
Approximate travel time:
1.25 hours each way


Day 9 :
Drive from Dubrovnik to Opatija or Rijeka
Approximate travel time:
7 hours

Day 10:
1. Drive to Austria
2. Hochosterwitz Castle
Approximate travel time:
3.25 hours

Day 11 :
Drive to Zurich
Approximate travel time:
7.5 hours

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