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13 Nights in Croatia in September. Any Huge Misses in this Itinerary?

13 Nights in Croatia in September. Any Huge Misses in this Itinerary?

Old Aug 12th, 2020, 06:29 AM
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Can you tell us where you are flying from in the states and how do you negotiate the flights? Are you flying into Amsterdam or another country and how do they deal with us? We were talking about this and didn't see a direct flight. I would do this in a heartbeat. Do you go to urgent care for a rapid test?

So wish my niece did a report on her trip last year. They rented apartments and bought the freshest fish to cook. They are all foodies and love wine so ate their way through Croatia. There were 6 of them with one being a chef. I will go look at some of her pictures as there is one place you should eat and need the name. http://konoba-mondo.com/ Motovun, have a toast to Anthony.

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Old Aug 12th, 2020, 10:28 AM
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Have you thought of visiting some of inland Croatia? We found it fascinating and quite different form the coast. You can read about our time in our TR from last spring. Five Weeks in the Former Yugoslovia
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Old Aug 12th, 2020, 06:13 PM
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Can you tell us where you are flying from in the states and how do you negotiate the flights? Are you flying into Amsterdam or another country and how do they deal with us? We were talking about this and didn't see a direct flight. I would do this in a heartbeat. Do you go to urgent care for a rapid test?

So wish my niece did a report on her trip last year. They rented apartments and bought the freshest fish to cook. They are all foodies and love wine so ate their way through Croatia. There were 6 of them with one being a chef. I will go look at some of her pictures as there is one place you should eat and need the name. http://konoba-mondo.com/ Motovun, have a toast to Anthony.
Living in Minneapolis, I would normally take a direct flight to Paris or Amsterdam and from there, to Dubrovnik. With everything in the world being messed up, I ended up connecting in Vienna and from there to Dubrovnik.

Yes Iíll be taking a COVID test that provides results the next day, as well as a rapid test. But you have to make 1000% sure what you are getting is a PCR test as that is what Croatia requires. The Embassy alerted me to this. It MUST be a PCR in addition to timely.
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Have you thought of visiting some of inland Croatia? We found it fascinating and quite different form the coast. You can read about our time in our TR from last spring. Five Weeks in the Former Yugoslovia
Hi and yes. See my itinerary in the first post.
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Old Aug 12th, 2020, 06:15 PM
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For those whoíve visited Plitvice Lakes, what is your opinion on starting at Entrance 1 vs. 2? I am staying at the Miric Plitvice and they recommend entrance 2, Iím sure in part because itís only 1 mile from the hotel. But most of the blogs Iíve read recommend entrance 1 as they say that that way, youíll always be walking towards the waterfalls vs. Having them behind you like you would with entrance 2.

thoughts?
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Old Aug 13th, 2020, 02:21 AM
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MinnBeef I always start at entrance 1, walk down to Veleki slap (the big waterfall), and make my way to the upper lakes via walking and the boat. At the top I take the shuttle down to entrance 2 and exit the park there.
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Hereís a question that Iíve wondered about when Iíve contemplated a trip anytime soon- will you lose a lot of money if for some chance, your test came back positive? This is my concern for me, personally. I suppose each airline and accommodation would have their own cancellation policy?
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That being said (my comment above) I cant wait to hear about your experience. I would love to go back to Croatia.
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I was concerned about the landing in Vienna and will they give you any problems coming and going? I went to the embassy page and see you also have to have proof of paid accommodation. I also wondered about being in quarantine when we return. I saw a NY flight but not allowed into NY. I live in Fl. Can you tell I am antsy? AP6380, I would make sure I had a great insurance policy. USAA insured my last trip and it had some Covid insurance. They actually gave me my money back after cancellation. I had paid more than usual for the policy.

Minnbeef, You are a pioneer so hope you don't mind us asking all these questions.
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Hi and yes. See my itinerary in the first post.
Are you just meaning Zagreb for inland? I liked Zagreb but the inland countryside is fascinating. Its so different form the other parts that you will be visiting which while beautiful has a certain similarity to it.

What do you you enjoy doing while traveling? We saw quite a few great museums in Croatia. Also did an excellent walking tour in Zagreb.

I look forward to hearing about your trip esp the logistics of getting there. Good luck!

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I was concerned about the landing in Vienna and will they give you any problems coming and going? I went to the embassy page and see you also have to have proof of paid accommodation. I also wondered about being in quarantine when we return. I saw a NY flight but not allowed into NY. I live in Fl. Can you tell I am antsy? AP6380, I would make sure I had a great insurance policy. USAA insured my last trip and it had some Covid insurance. They actually gave me my money back after cancellation. I had paid more than usual for the policy.

Minnbeef, You are a pioneer so hope you don't mind us asking all these questions.

macross- the insurance that had some Covid coverage- was it during the pandemic? Im
assuming it must have been?

I did an overnight in my state, ny, a few weeks back- we almost were going to spend the night in Vermont because it was close- that got confusing so I just opted to stay in a B&b in ny. I often travel when other people wonít (like we went to Puerto Rico in January when the earthquakes were happening). But the ever changing atmosphere and rules of this pandemic may be too much for me to even travel.
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AP6380 Yes, it did. If you test positive you get a refund. Jet Blue offered it with its Allianz policy also.
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MinnBeef I always start at entrance 1, walk down to Veleki slap (the big waterfall), and make my way to the upper lakes via walking and the boat. At the top I take the shuttle down to entrance 2 and exit the park there.
thank you rialtogrl. (or should I say ďgrazieĒ? Sei Italiana?). 😊. Iím sure the taxi from Miric Inn to Entrance 1 canít be that much or long of a ride, can it?

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Hereís a question that Iíve wondered about when Iíve contemplated a trip anytime soon- will you lose a lot of money if for some chance, your test came back positive? This is my concern for me, personally. I suppose each airline and accommodation would have their own cancellation policy?
Correct. But most airlines are offering either full refunds or else credit for 12+ months.
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I was concerned about the landing in Vienna and will they give you any problems coming and going? I went to the embassy page and see you also have to have proof of paid accommodation. I also wondered about being in quarantine when we return. I saw a NY flight but not allowed into NY. I live in Fl. Can you tell I am antsy? AP6380, I would make sure I had a great insurance policy. USAA insured my last trip and it had some Covid insurance. They actually gave me my money back after cancellation. I had paid more than usual for the policy.

Minnbeef, You are a pioneer so hope you don't mind us asking all these questions.
Thatís fine. My understanding is that countries in the Schengen zone are allowing Americans to transit through. If that were to change, your airline wouldnít be able to book you, Iíd think.

My plan is to quarantine when Iím back for at least 7 days out of respect to my family and friends.
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Originally Posted by yestravel View Post
Are you just meaning Zagreb for inland? I liked Zagreb but the inland countryside is fascinating. Its so different form the other parts that you will be visiting which while beautiful has a certain similarity to it.

What do you you enjoy doing while traveling? We saw quite a few great museums in Croatia. Also did an excellent walking tour in Zagreb.

I look forward to hearing about your trip esp the logistics of getting there. Good luck!
Zagreb and Plitvice. Naturally there is more Iíd love to see but oneís vacation balance only goes so far. Unless one is a teacher, which Iím not.
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Old Aug 13th, 2020, 05:22 PM
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Zagreb and Plitvice. Naturally there is more Iíd love to see but oneís vacation balance only goes so far. Unless one is a teacher, which Iím not.
I guess Plitvice is not the Inland part I was talking about. You have a great trip planned and i know how difficult choosing where to go can be.
Re the Plitvice Entrances, 1 and 2 are maybe a 5 minute ride between them.
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thank you rialtogrl. (or should I say ďgrazieĒ? Sei Italiana?). 😊. Iím sure the taxi from Miric Inn to Entrance 1 canít be that much or long of a ride, can it?
they have a van at Plitvice Miric inn... ask them to give you a lift.
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Originally Posted by MinnBeef View Post
Thatís fine. My understanding is that countries in the Schengen zone are allowing Americans to transit through. If that were to change, your airline wouldnít be able to book you, Iíd think.

My plan is to quarantine when Iím back for at least 7 days out of respect to my family and friends.
You can transit through Schengen, but only one transfer I believe. There is a Viber group with loads of information and real time experience, happy to post the link if you do not already have it.

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You can transit through Schengen, but only one transfer I believe. There is a Viber group with loads of information and real time experience, happy to post the link if you do not already have it.
please post the link, thanks
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