Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

a group of old friends traveling to croatia

a group of old friends traveling to croatia

Old Oct 22nd, 2017, 02:08 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 18
a group of old friends traveling to croatia

Hi, we are asking for advice in itinerary for a week or so in Croatia.We are plannig our trip for different places in the world , from Sweden some of us and from Colombia South America,others, so the first question is :where to begin?.We want to include Dubrovnik and Split , but we are open mind to receive any advice. We are planning this in late may 2018. Can we move by driving? or do we need to plan different or alternative options?
We are 12 medical doctors traveling toghether!
Thank you
amapatino is offline  
Old Oct 22nd, 2017, 02:42 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 22,815
If you want to include both Dubrovnik and Split, and you have a week, then you can probably include those two locations and maybe one island, depending on the time of year, and you would NOT need a car for that. But it really depends on what YOU want to see and experience.

Here are some things to consider:

Dubrovnik itself is easily seen in a day or so. If you want to include a day for Montenegro (e.g., Kotor), you might want to check into tours or into renting enough cars to allow all interested members of your group to fit into SMALL cars, as some of the roads are quite narrow.

Your main island options in southern Dalmatia are Korcula and Hvar. Korcula Town is charming, but very small – depending on your interests, a night might be enough. Hvar Town is beautiful, but can be quite the party-hearty yacht destination duirng high season and starting as early as late May, so plan according. Each island offers other options, too.

Split is my favorite city in Croatia, and I found more than enough to keep my happily busy there for 2 or more days, not counting day trips. Not everyone likes Split as much as I did.

From Split, you have many easy options for exploring with Croatia’s easy and convenient buses and ferries. Trogir, easily worth a half day, is about ½ hour away. You can also use public transportation to reach Zadar or Sibenik (and the Krka National Park, near Skradin). You have various island options from Split, too. If you are considering splitting up every once in a while so that different people can satisfy different interests, Split might prove an excellent central base.

The magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park is further north than Split, but well worth considering. You would probably want to spend a night there, if possible. Here’s a recent thread with some key information:

I would strongly encourage you to get a good guidebook or two, and would add that of the half dozen or so I used for my time in the area, I found the Rough Guide BY FAR the most useful.

Late May is a lovely time to visit the area, but note that the ferry schedules typically change on or around June 1, so be sure to check the schedules carefully.

Hope that helps!
kja is offline  
Old Oct 24th, 2017, 07:44 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 18
amapatino is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Aug 14th, 2019 01:40 PM
Oct 29th, 2018 03:18 PM
Sep 10th, 2018 07:24 AM
Jul 30th, 2015 07:48 PM
Mar 9th, 2015 09:32 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information