My boyfriend and I are re-evaluating our trip in September. Originally, we had planned on spending 2 days in Split and 2 days on one of the islands and then moving on to Italy. We're re-evaluating our itinerary and are now thinking of eliminating Italy and instead spending 14 days on the Croatian Coast. If we fly from Budapest to Split, should we bother going all the way down to Dubrovnik or should we start working our way up the coast from Split? We will need to eventually end in Pula on day 14. What are some "must sees" along the way? Is it worth it to rent a car or is the bus reliable?
We're struggling with the idea of eliminating Italy, so your opinions on Italy versus Croatia will also be appreciated! In Italy, we were planning on visiting Rome, Pompei, Sorrento and Florence FYI.