Calling all Croatia fans

Jun 27th, 2004, 09:29 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 403
Calling all Croatia fans

I originally planned our trip next May to start in Dubrovnik and work our way north (Hvar, Trogir/Split, Rab, Rovinj), ending up in Zagreb -- I thought that it would be warmer in the south when we started out the first of May. I wonder, though, if it might be better to do it the opposite way -- I guess I've read so much about the wonders of Dubrovnik that it might be good "to save the best for last." Any input or advice from those of you who know Croatia would be most welcome. And again, many thanks for all your wonderful trip reports, which have inspired me and provided incredible amounts of information.

alohatoall is offline  
Jun 30th, 2004, 03:54 PM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 132
I don't know the details of your trip(how long you are staying in Croatia, most important), but your inclination to save the best for last may work. I go to Croatia every summer and Zagreb is a large landlocked metropolitan city. It may be best to explore it while it is not quite summer yet. I can tell you that the further you get into summer-the hotter the cities are, especially Zagreb. Rovinj is on the Water and the so are the others. If you are pressed for time and just want to know whether to put Dubrovnik first or last,IMHO, Dubrovnik is better last-you can decide how many days you want to spend there. Good Luck.
TravelingSue is offline  
Jun 30th, 2004, 05:02 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 403
ttt - Grasshopper, where are you?
alohatoall is offline  
Jun 30th, 2004, 05:23 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 403
Thanks, Sue -- for some reason, your response wasn't showing when I topped this.
alohatoall is offline  
Jul 1st, 2004, 05:29 AM
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 92
Please refer to "Italy Slovenia Croatia" message thread.
sempronia is offline  
Jul 1st, 2004, 06:13 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 330
I don't think that the two weeks difference between the start and end of a trip will matter that much. Sometimes the middle of May can be warmer than the end of May.

I returned from Croatia this past weekend and it was definitely warm in Dubrovnik. One of the advantages of being in this southern part of Croatia at the end of the trip is that you can end your stay with relaxing on the beautiful beaches (always nice on the final days) and have more energy for city touring in Zagreb area.
evelyntrav is offline  
Jul 1st, 2004, 06:55 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,637
Hi Aloha (I guess that's redundant!)

I started to reply on this the other day and then didn't because I'm not sure my opinion isn't just my own bias here. But here goes anyway...

I would finish in Dubrovnik because for me it was such a surprise that I think I would have been disappointed in anything that followed. That said, I still haven't stayed on Hvar. Mark has sent me things that have really made me want to visit Hvar next time. I started in Rovinj, toured Istria for several days then ferried down from Reijka. The ferry ride was beautiful and very peaceful. I'm sure the coastal route is pretty special too.

But Dubrovnik was definitely the cheery on the cake. I'm just so afraid after all I've said I'll set your expectations impossibly high.

From Dubrovnik I flew to Zagreb planning to say a few days. It was 37 c and so unpleasant I couldn't wait to get out of there. I hopped on a train and headed to Bled.
Grasshopper is offline  
Jul 2nd, 2004, 05:01 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,900
Personally, I would begin in Zagreb but not spend much time there. Work your way south and end in Dub. If I had started in Dubrovnik I probably would have missed one or tow of the other fabulouse places we visited.

Once we got to Dubrovnik it was very hard to leave. We had booked a hotel in Rome for our last three nights otherwise we would have stayed in Dubrovnik until our day of flight.

I would recommend at least 5 nights in Dubrovnik. It is a wonderful city.
eurotraveller is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Nov 3rd, 2018 12:37 PM
Aug 18th, 2013 12:29 PM
May 29th, 2009 07:32 AM
Dec 18th, 2007 04:52 AM
Oct 30th, 2005 02:24 PM

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 -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:19 PM.