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Croatia/Slovenia 3 weeks

I am planning a three week trip to Croatia and Slovenia and would appreciate any tips/adding changing activities/ideas regarding the itinerary below:

1) Sleep Dubrovnik- Arrive in Dubrovnik evening
2)Sleep Dubrovnik- Sightsee morning and evening Dubrovnik/ Cavat afternoon
3)Sleep Dubrovnik- Private Day Tour Montenegro
4)Sleep Dubrovnik- Private Boat Tour Mijet Island/bike riding/ Dinner Villa Ruzza upon return (boat will wait)
5)Sleep Dubrovnik- Day Trip Korkula
6)Sleep Dubrovnik -Kayak Trip to Caves?/ Sunset Dinner Sail Karaka
7)Sleep Mostar- (Dubrovnik harbor) pick up rent a car early morning
8)Sleep Split- arrive afternoon
9)Sleep Split- Tour Split
10)Sleep Old Town Hvar- Take car ferry to Hvar -tour Star Grad/Jelsa
11) Sleep Old Town Hvar-Tour Old Hvar Town
12) Sleep Old Town Hvar- Day sail trip Bol
13) Sleep Old Town Hvar- Day Boat Trip Vis/Caves
14) Sleep Plitvice- Take early car ferry back to Split and drive to Plitvice hike evening and early next morning
15) Sleep Rovinj-Drive to Rovinj Via Pula along the way
16) Sleep Rovinj-Tour Rovinj
17) Sleep Rovinj-Tour Hill Towns
18) Sleep Lake Bled- Drive to Bled via Caves along the way
19) Sleep Lake Bled-Hike Lake Bled
20) Sleep Lake Bled-Hike Lake Bohinj
21) Sleep Lake Bled-Open day to explorer area
22) Sleep Lake Bled-Day tour Ljbuania
23) Fly Home

Thank you.

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We've just returned from Slovenia and Croatia, and spent quite a bit of time in Croatia on another trip. Here's my opinion of some of your itinerary.
You have too much time allotted to Lake Bled. I think a half-day is more than sufficient for the town, itself. We didn't go out on the lake in one of the tour boats. They only go if they have enough customers. We were there on a Monday after a long holiday weekend, with rain threatening. No one was waiting to go out on the lake. You can also rent row boats. We were too tired after hiking the Gorge (see below), and it was threatening to rain. Close to Lake Bled (4 km) is the Vintgar Gorge, a must-see. It's a not too taxing hike in beautiful terrain.
I would take one of the Lake Bled days and add it to Ljubljana. From there, you can easily reach the Postojna Caves. It's another must-see in the region, but in a different direction than Bled, so it's not practical to use that town as a base for a day trip. Try to find my comments, posted a couple of days ago, about parking in Bled.

Plitvice is worth an entire day. If you split your time into an evening followed by a day visit, you might have to pay twice.
You do realize, don't you, that if you pick up a car in Croatia and return it in Slovenia, you may incur a hefty fee - - hundreds of dollars? This issue is discussed in many postings on the Travel Forum, probably on the Transportation section.