We're going to Croatia and Slovenia for 36 days! We'll be flying into Dubrovnik and flying out of Zagreb. After researching and seeing pictures, we're so excited to visit these amazing counties. I've started a draft on the itinerary and would love input on locations and length of stay. TA has always given me great advice on my past travels. FYI, I've researched to see when all cruise ships will be in port at the listed locations and have worked dates around when no ships or maybe 1 are in port.
Our arrival days are from August 27 - October 2. We're in our early 60's and are seasoned travelers. We pack light and stay mostly at VRBO. We love to explore, meet the locals, take evening walks to restaurants and enjoy the local wines.
6 nighs Dubrovnik (no car) - a couple days to recover from the long flight and a 2-day side trip to Mostar (guided tour arranged). With rest around the Dubrovnik area.
Now for the Islands listed below. I've blocked out a total of 7 nights. This was hard, please suggest other islands or move the length of time visiting.
2 night - Korcula
2 night - Hvar
3 night - Brac
4 night - Split - Visit Sibenik, Krka (is 4 days enough in this area)
3 night - Zadar (is 3 days enough in this area)
1 night - Plitvice (should I add another day)
8 night - Rovinj - Visit Prec, Motovun, Pula (should I add more days to the Istria region)
2 night - Lake Bled driving via Soca
3 night - Ljubljana (is this enough time)
3 night - Zagreb (is this enough time)
Thanks in advance for your feedback.