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Comments on Itinerary

Just planning a trip to Croatia and Slovenia and would appreciate any comments you may have on the itinerary.

Dubrovnik ( 3 nights) - Mostar one day, Montenegro one day
Sailboat (8 nights - leaving Dubrovnik and arrive in Split, stop at islands on Dalmatian Coast each night)
Split (one night)
Sibenik (one night) - get car when leave split and go to Togrir and Krka NP
Plivice (go to Plitvice NP in afternoon when arrive
Rovinj (2 nights)(go to Plivice NP in morning then drive to Rovinj) - Porec, Motovun, Groznjan
Piran (1 night) - Skocjan Caves
Julian Alps (i night) - where is the best place to stay
Lake Bled (1 night) - lake, castle, vintgar gorge
Ljubjana ( 1 or 2 nights)

Posted by Andrew H.
Portland, Oregon
2621 posts

Your pace is a bit fast. Are you used to a pace this quick?

Other than that, your basic itinerary is fine. Be advised that Plitvice gets very crowded mid-day with tour groups, so if driving from Sibenik to Rovinj, you're likely to have encounter a lot of people. It's really better if possible to stay over at the park so you can get into the park at 7am when it opens, when it's not crowded for the first few hours.

You could stay over in Kobarid or Bovec, but many people drive do the the Julian Alps + Soca Valley as a long one day drive.

Also, know that renting a car in Croatia and returning it in Slovenia generally incurs a steep one-way drop fee, so be prepared for that - or look for an alternative like dropping the car in Croatia, taking public transportation or a transfer service to Slovenia, and renting a second car.

Posted by acraven
Washington DC
8742 posts

Please heed Andrew's advice about Plitvice. It is seriously not good to see the park during the hours you will be there if you plan to day-trip in. It is not remotely the same experience you can have by spending the night in or near the park.