I'll be in Split with my mum for 4.5 days in early April. We would like to visit Krka National Park and maybe some villages near Split, but public transport doesn't necessarily seem like a good idea. It would be far nicer to have stops as something interesting shows up.
Unfortunately, my mum doesn't drive at all and I'm not a very experienced driver. I mostly drive in the country side. I'm not a bad driver, just not so familiar with driving among many other cars and narrow roads. Does it sound like it would be stupid to rent a car? If we leave Split early in the Saturday or Sunday morning and return fairly late, is it likely that there will be a lot of traffic?
Are there some nice day trips we could do without a car and ready tours? We'd like to do some small nature treks, visit some island and perhaps Dubrovnik. We are interested in pretty villages, gardens, nice sea views and seeing "authentic" Croatian life. I think we need to spend at least 1,5 days only in Split so that not every day is going to be about rushing around.