I may have to change our itinerary again, as I am getting down to the timing of events - transit, etc.
We are staying in a B & B outside of Motovun. My original thought was to catch a catamaran to Zadar, and then a train to Split. If the old schedule is still the same (since new ones are not out yet) we would need to leave at 7:00 from Pula (and that's after driving 45 minutes from the B & B dropping off the car, at airport and getting to the port) and arriving at 13.45, and then catching a train to Split. Seems like a long day. Someone mentioned getting a plane from Pula to Split, but all of those are with connections and a minimum of 6 hours and the flights don'l look too reliable (1.4/10 rating). A bus is at least 10 hours - not an option. Ad it looks like the seaplanes are out of business as of 2016.
My next thought was to take the car and stop at Plitvice for the night (3.5 hour drive), do the park early in morning, and then drive to Split - 2.5 hour drive. That then gives us only 2 nights in Split. Is that enough? I promised my daughter we would go swimming in the waterfalls of Krka, and that was going to take one day of side trips from Split, which basically leaves nothing in Split. Is it too much to stop at Krka on the way from Plitvice to Split with just a quick dip in the falls? We originally were going to make a day of it before maybe adding Plitvice, but that's too much in one day. And I don't know how safe our luggage would be at Krka?
OR, do we drive 6 straight hours to go to Split, spend one day at Krka and then one day in Split? I 100% promised the waterfall swim - (is it worth it? - I hope so). Do I convince her we can't swim in the falls? That's the one thing she is having a hard time giving up.
Any thoughts are appreciated.