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Planning a trip to Croatia

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Planning a trip to Croatia

My wife and I are planning a trip to Croatia in July. I would appreciate any input on the following questions:

1. My wife likes to travel to one destination for a week and use that as a base. I was thinking of Dubrovnik. I like the seaside location and the islands. Is this a good choice? Any other ideas?

2. What 5 star hotel is most reccomended in Dubrovnik? I want a really nice place. Oh yea, I need a 25 meter pool for morning laps.

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1. Re: Planning a trip to Croatia

Dubrovnik is an excellent choice as a base for going around. You could visit also Split and islands around.

For Dubrovnik hotels, look for it on tripadvisor's page. There are plenty of them.

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2. Re: Planning a trip to Croatia

Dubrovnik is an excellent choice as a base for going around. You could visit also Split and islands around.

For Dubrovnik hotels, look for it on tripadvisor's page. There are plenty of them.

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3. Re: Planning a trip to Croatia

Dubrovnik is excellent location, but if you want to see a bit more of the Coast, you might be a little aside. I don't know how long do you attend to stay there, and do you already have some places in mind to visit?! Please note that Dubrovnik is located at the far south of the Croatian, and if you want to visit e.g. Split, you'll need more than 4 hours to get there (we're talking about summer peak, high season period).

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4. Re: Planning a trip to Croatia

Hi,

We just booked our tour for Southern Italy (Amalfi Coast) and Sicily starting and ending in Rome for July 2012. We would like to spend 3 days in Croatia before joining this tour. In Croatia we would like to see the Plitvice National Park and its waterfalls and spend some time in Dubrovnik.

Question:

1) Since we would like to cover the above two places, should we fly into

Split from London Gatwick?

2) Are there local buses in Split that could take us to these places on day excursions? If so, how many hours' journey to Plitvice and Dubrovnik.

3) How do I get to Rome from either Split or Dubrovnik?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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5. Re: Planning a trip to Croatia

Hi,

We just booked our tour for Southern Italy (Amalfi Coast) and Sicily starting and ending in Rome for July 2012. We would like to spend 3 days in Croatia before joining this tour. In Croatia we would like to see the Plitvice National Park and its waterfalls and spend some time in Dubrovnik.

Question:

1) Since we would like to cover the above two places, should we fly into

Split from London Gatwick?

2) Are there local buses in Split that could take us to these places on day excursions? If so, how many hours' journey to Plitvice and Dubrovnik.

3) How do I get to Rome from either Split or Dubrovnik?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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6. Re: Planning a trip to Croatia

3 days is not enough to cover Plitvice Lakes and Dubrovnik. You will be in rush. I might recommend Split and Plitvice lakes (as daily trip) You might be much better if you have your rental car in that case.

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