We are 2 couples (in our early 30s) planning to visit Greece and Croatia (for the first time) during the 1st & 2nd week of May. We are just at the initial planning stage and are trying to zero down on an itinerary.
Out of our total 14 days, we plan to spend 8-9 days days in Croatia (? Too much / too less). All we know right now is that we will fly into Dubrovnik from Athens. Drive up North to Zagreb, from where we fly back home. Given the limited days in hand, we want to just stick to the very best of experiences in the region. Few things we have thought of are walking the walls in Dubrovnik, a day in split, see stadi grad, may be see the beautiful stiniva cove, Zadar, plitvice lakes and explore Zagreb (also a day trip to lake Bled if we have an extra day? Too much? )
- How many days should we keep for each city. An itinerary would be really helpful.
- Does hiring a car from Dubrovnik and dropping off at Zagreb make sense?
- What are the must sees that I haven't figured out.
- Which ones to avoid given I don't have enough time. Idea is to do key sites well instead of just touching everything and moving up. (right now everything is looking beautiful... Don't know what to skip and what to experience).
Thank you for reading.