I'm starting to plan a three week trip to Croatia. My very rough idea is fly (from Brussels) into pula and out of Dubrovnik, renting a car for at least part of the time. I'm struggling with how much time to budget for Istria vs the south/islands, is it worth trying to do a short 5 day or so cruise, how to fit in Pitvic lakes. Are Hvar/Korcula/Vis better seen on a cruise or doable ourselves. We are looking for a fairly relaxed trip (ie don't want to be moving cities every night) interested in wine as well as local food/olive oil, and of course plenty of beach time. Would roving be a good place to base yourself for Istria? For how long? And in the south split or Zadar? Thanks for any tips you can provide!