My wife and I will be arriving in Trieste in the middle of the night on the ferry from Patras. We have our own car and will be driving through the Balkans starting in the Plitvice Lakes area of Croatia which is about 3.5 hours from Trieste.
It's a horrible hour to arrive and we are wondering about the best thing to do on arrival. It will probably be too late to bother with a hotel but equally it's not a good time to start driving.
All suggestions appreciated.