I'm researching a 10-12 day trip for our family of four for April or May. I would love to include a few days in Istria and am trying to determine transportation options between Istria and Zadar/Split. Dubrovnik is our real must-do and we're trying to see how we can piece it all together.
From what I understand, the catamaran between Pula and Zadar doesn't start until June 1. The bus ride is going to be too long for our little ones (3.5 and 5 yrs old; I would like to limit bus rides to 5 hrs if possible). Are there other ferry options from points in Istria to Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar, or Korcula (as we are also considering a stop at either of those islands)?
Am I missing anything else? Thank you so much in advance for your help!