I am starting to think about planning a birthday trip to Croatia for my hubby this July. This country is on his bucket list so trying to make it happen! I think we can plan for 8-10 days away and that would have to include the travel days. We typically travel on our own, without a tour group or guide and with an agent planning for us - that has really worked well for us. Only time we used an agent/guide was on safari in Tanzania. I had some questions on itinerary and timing, just as a starting point.
Would a trip to Croatia be something to do reasonably plan for without a guide or agent?
We definitely want to go to Dubrovnik, Plitvice, and maybe Zagreb based on proximity to Plitvice.
Any recommendations on an itinerary, how to plan for this on our own and if the timing is reasonable for what we we would want to see /do?
We love exploring, great food, wine, being near/in the water and being outdoors so I really hope I can pull this off! Any help, recommended sites or suggestions are appreciated!