I am wanting to plan this itinerary to travel by bus in Croatia in September 2021 as a US tourist......
Leave Split early to go to Krka National Park (Skradin) for the day.
At the end of the day from Skradin catch a late bus to Plitvice Lakes.
Spend the night at Plitvice Lakes at a lake hotel and visit the park starting
early the next day to beat the crowds.
At the end of the day from Plitvice Lakes catch a late bus to Zagreb.
Can I depend on the buses to be reasonably on time for this schedule to work?
I prefer to have purchased bus tickets in advance before departing the US. For me having
to wait until I get there to purchase then and they not be available risks my schedule as a whole
and possibly missing hotels and entrance tickets, etc. I have reserved and paid for.
Any tickets, vouchers, etc.that can be printed I can only expect to be able to do that before I depart the US.
Ideally these are .pdf files that I can save as paper and on my phone as well. Also from my experience in
Europe I cannot assume that I will have cell service when I am there. My US carrier does not work in Croatia.
Swapping SIMs hasn't always worked for me in Europe for various reasons. (Phones/SIMs are another topic.)
In the event there is a schedule change with buses I might not be notified.
Sorry for the long post but I am trying to consider everything I can think of.