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Need help with Croatia itinerary - Dubrovnik, Hvar/Korcula, Split

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Hi all, my wife and I, both in our 30's, are really looking forward to our first trip to Croatia this upcoming July. We will have 12 nights and are looking to spend them on the Dalmatian coast exploring a few different locations. We've come up with a rough itinerary and we're hoping a few of you could chime in with suggestions on how to make it better.

Fly into Dubrovnik on July 11th at 5pm
Dubrovnik July 11th - 14th (3 nights)
Goal is to explore the city, check out a nearby beach, and enjoy some good meals in the evening.
Anything else you would recommend for our time in Dubrovnik? Is 3 nights enough? Too much?

This next bit is where we have the most questions.....
July 14th catch ferry from Dubrovnik to Island(s) - we assume that this is the simplest way to go?
We are looking at Korcula / Hvar or both!
Hoping to spend 6 nights or so.
We like to be in a lively area with lot's of restaurant and bar options to enjoy a good meal and drinks in the evenings. Basically we are looking for "lively atmosphere" but not interested in dance/nightclubs. How is Hvar this time of year? We've read that it's just teeming with young 20 somethings looking to party, tough to get into restaurants as they're so busy, and that there are just too many people this time of year. Based on this should we stick to Korcula? Is it a nice balance or is it a bit too sleepy? We've just read that Hvar is spectacular, stunning scenery and that the old town itself is beautiful. It would be a shame to miss it but possibly we are just coming at the wrong time of year? Hoping for some insight on this! We'd also like to possibly rent scooters and explore other beaches, possibly wineries etc. Which island has the better beaches? Also, if we did both islands, which should we go to first?

After 6 nights on the island(s) we would then be catching a ferry back to Split on July 20th or 21st. If we do the 20th we would have 2 nights in Split before we catch our return flight from there back to Vancouver. Should we plan for 2 nights in Split or would 1 full day and night be sufficient? This would give us an extra night on Hvar / Korcula or even in Dubrovnik.

How does this schedule look? Our main concern is being able to enjoy ourselves and not worry about having to move around too much but still experiencing a small variety of what Croatia has to offer :) We are really looking forward to hearing your input and suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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