My sister and I will be arriving in Dubrovnik late afternoon on April 17th. We are in our 60's and not beach or bar goers. We love nature, hiking, ruins and interesting sights. Like some shopping but mostly only for local crafts. We need to take a train from Croatia to Budapest on April 27th. Thinking we would like to rent a car on the way out of Dubrovnik until we catch the train. We do not plan to make any reservations so we can be flexible along the way. We are thinking of not visiting the islands on this trip but trying to see the inland and some coastal areas.
We would love to hear route suggestions and not to be missed villages or sights. We have seen links for amazing lakes and national parks we would like to visit, just not sure how to put it all together in the time we'll have. Thinking we would like some time in Zagreb and Split too.
Look forward to hearing your suggestions.