I am looking for advice on where to go in the Istria region. My boyfriend are traveling in Slovenia, Croatia, and then to Venice for two weeks in early June. We start in Slovenia for a week and then to Zagreb for two nights and then in the Plitvice Lakes region for one night. From the Plitvice Lake region we will be driving to Istria and we will have three nights in the Istria region and then after Istria we will take a ferry from Trieste to Venice for three nights. Wondering if we should split those three nights up in Istria (maybe one night in a town and two nights in another town - ?) or should we just spend all three nights in one town and spend more time driving around the region? I really like Rabac because of the beaches and then I love the looks of Rovinj as well. We definitely want to visit Motovun and the Pula/Premantura region as well, but could do these as day trips. Anyone have any advice on what to do as far as how to see the most of this region but also not be staying in a different place every night? Also am I missing an "must-do's" of the area? Also just as an piece of information, we will have spent a lot of time seeing the countryside, nature, and cities with the rest of our itinerary so our goal in this region is to be on the water as much as possible and see the beaches of this region. With that, I have heard Motovun and some of the hillside towns are a must-do but wondering with what we will have seen previous to Istria should we include that or skip it?
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!