I have a bike and boat tour starting in Split, visiting a number of islands along the coast down to Dubrovnik and then back up to Split. I would like thoughts on where to fly in and spend a couple of days before start of this tour. I like to be on the ground a couple of days to overcome jet lag before the biking tour which is in late July into August.
Zagreb and Plitvice look interesting but trying to figure out the logistics. Can we get to Plitvice without a car but still get there early to avoid heavy crowds? or should we just go directly to Split and visit Krka instead as a day trip? Other suggestions?