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Jan 25th, 2013, 10:21 PM
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Croatia in 10 days

We are planning on visiting Croatia in June for 10-12 days.We will fly into Zagreb, but from there not sure where to go. We have 2 teenagers. We were thinking of renting a house and driving to different locations, but not sure how feasible this would be. What are the best places to visit and how long should we plan to spend in each town.
I know we want to go to Plitvice. I am thinking Dubrovnik is a must, but Istria sounds great too.
This is our first time overseas. Any advice is appreciated.
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Jan 25th, 2013, 10:30 PM
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Croatia is a very large country that cannot be seen from a single base (or even two or four...!). You might want to invest in a good guidebook or two to get some sense of which regions you most want to see and then come back with more specific questions. I think you'll find that you have many wonderful options to pursue!
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Jan 26th, 2013, 04:42 AM
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For a start, will you leave from Zagreb? Look at Via Michelin to get an idea of distances.
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Jan 26th, 2013, 07:37 AM
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I'd go down to the coast and look at island hopping. There is a good thread ongoing about these ideas from 2012
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Jan 29th, 2013, 10:41 AM
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Ditto--will you depart from Zagreb? Let us know when you know if you have 10 or 12 days to work with.
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 02:55 PM
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We will have 10 days.Departing the US 6/6, with plans on returning to the states 6/17.
Arrive in Zagreb- 2 nights in Zagreb
Drive from Zagreb to Split ( stop in Plitvice)
Split- 2 night
Hvar-3 nights
Dubrovnik- 3 nights,
Depart from Dubrovnik for US.

Does that sound like enough time in each spot to see the major attractions?
We will probably drive from Zagreb to see the village my ancestors are from.
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 03:12 PM
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sounds good to me
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 03:40 PM
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Sounds good to me, too!

One minor tweak you might want to consider would be to add a night in Plitvice. One can spend as little as an hour or two at the lakes, but I think most people opt for 4 to 6 hours. (The park rangers have plans for 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours and will work with you to tailor something to your time frame if those plans don't suit. Or at least they did when I was there.) As I recall, I spent about 6.5 hours there and loved every minute.

It's a beautiful country - enjoy!
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 04:03 PM
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You definitely need at least one night at Plitvice. I spent two, and was sorry to leave. You don't need three nights in Dubrovnik.
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 04:31 PM
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Dubrovnik is a worthwhile stop but quite small.
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 04:47 PM
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> You don't need three nights in Dubrovnik.
> Dubrovnik is a worthwhile stop but quite small.

True - but I don't think one needs 3 nights in Hvar, either! And I found Dubrovnik a better base than Hvar Town. From Dubrovnik, one can take a day trip to Montenegro or Mljet or Ston or...

If the OP adds a night in Plitvice, I would think cutting one from either Hvar or Dubrovnik would be reasonable, depending on their priorities.
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Feb 17th, 2013, 05:25 AM
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hello,
the best is to stay in Zagreb for a day then go to Zadar or some of beautiful islands that surround it.
from there you can go to Split or Trogir for day or two then to Dubrovnik if you need help I can make you all itinerary
For teenagers maybe to stay at some festival arraund Zadar
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Feb 17th, 2013, 05:42 AM
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stay in beautiful hotel in Zagreb for one night, hire a car,
2 day go to Island Ugljan near Zadar stay there for 3 day to see kornati national park an to feel the charm of beautiful islands, 4th day arriving to Split it is only 2 hours with a car. Stay in Split in a hotel for next 3 days, after that go to Dubrovnik approximately 4 hour with a car stay 2 day that is enough Dubrovnik is small town then go to Makarska for two or 3 days there the teenagers will be happy from Makarska you can go to Split airport then home. that is an idea
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