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Trip Report Trip Report Slovenia and Croatia by road

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I am reporting back on our road trip to Slovenia and Croatia in late May and was grateful to the suggestions made by fellow Fodorites. My detailed trip report can be found at www.talkingchin@blogspot.com

In summary, we flew in to Vienna and spent 3 days there. Since it is not possible to take a rental car out of Austria, we took a train to Ljublijana and rented a car.
Tip 1 - Auto europe is merely a broker and the rental office is named Sixt. I would rent directly from Sixt as we had a lot of confusion about our rates and no agent that represented us.
Ljublijana is a lovely town and after spending a day there, we drove to Lake Bled - stayed at a wonderful B&B named Hotel Berc, and from there as a base, drove to Lake Bohinj and the alps. It is absolutely beautiful!

Leaving there, we headed down the Istrian Peninsula to Rovinj and the Pension Vega.
Crossing the Istrian Peninsula, we arrived at Plitvice. The National Park was one of the highlights of the trip.
Tip 2 - take the time to walk the park, especially early in the morning or late in the afternoon after the tour groups leave as it is serene and lovely then.

From there, we headed toward the Dalmatian coast and drove toward Split.
Tip 3 - take a few hours to explore the castle and town as it is delightful

Driving down the coast was not as difficult as I imagined it would be. The highways are easy to navigate and we arrived in Dubrovnik by evening. We returned our car to the airport which is actually past the city of Dubrovnik. Zoran from www.dubrovnik-accommodation-apartments.com picked us up. What a lovely place he has, high on the hill and overlooking the old town. Breathtaking!

We spent the next few days exploring Dubrovnik.
Tip 4 - walk the city wall, and stay in the city in the morning or evening after the tour groups and cruise groups leave. You will find it to be a totally different experience.

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