Hello Dear Community - My wife, daughter(age 10) and I are traveling for the first time to Croatia. We have certainly read a lot on your forums and taken in ideas. I want to share our plans so you folks can comment if we have overlooked something.
Day 1 -4
We fly into Dubrovnik and get there on a Thursday evening. The long flight dfrom the US with a change in both London and Zagreb will certainly not make for an active evening. However as we stay within the walled part of Old Dubrivnik we might just walk around town. The next day our plan is to walk the walls, and would like to know about a local beach and anything else. Day 3 would be at Lopud Island on the beach. Day 4 - would be an excursion to Mijet Island
We drive to Kotor and stay there. Tips welcome on what to do in Kotor, we will be there just for 24 hours.
We drive from Kotor to Mostar - Once again of someone has done this drive the shortest or most easiest drive would be most welcome. Of course there is always Google Maps but I trust our forum more. Also border issues are also good suggestions. In Mostar to we plan to be there for a day and sightseeing ideas are most welcome. Also, tell us of towns on the way and back from Mostar onto Trogir.
As listed above we drive from Mostar to Trogir and stay the night in Trogir. Once again thoughts are welcome about sightseeing in Trogir.
Day 8 - 11
Rise early and take the car ferry from Split to Starigard on Hvar and stay in Havr Island in a samll village called Milna quite close to Hvar town. Not too planned in this part of the trip as we want to chill. One day I would like to do the Island of Vis though and suggestions on that are welcome
Ferry to Split and onto Zadar for a day. Zadar sightseeing ideas welcomed.
Day 13 - 16
Drive from Zadar to Istria and stay in Rovinj. While in Istria - one day Pula, one day Porec and one day hill towns of Motovun & potentially Grosanjan
drive to Zagreb and stay there for the night before flying on day 18 back to the US.
I welcome peoples ideas on small changes. as we are booked for the trip in terms of lodging it is unlikely we can change now but sugegstions on what to explore and eat at particular places would be very welcome.
The most active members on the Croatia forum like Barrymanilow, chefathome Morlaque, tamerlano, I would really hope you oblige.
Obviously we could do more but this is our big vacation for the year and has to be a mix of sightseeign and relaxation so we did drop Plivtjke and Slovenia (Lake Bled, Castles, Ljublanja).
Thanks to all for making this a great community