We would love feedback on our itinerary, I think we're pretty close, especially after reading all the great advice on this forum!
Late Aug-mid Sept, we will have a car the entire time. Trying to minimize the one-night stays but see most everything!
1-2 - Travel Days
3 - arrive Zagreb 1pm, drive to Ljubljana (3 nights)
4 - Lake Bled, hiking
5 - Julian Alps loop
6 - Castle/Caves/Lipica/Piran - drive to Rovinj (4 nights)
7 - North Coast loop (Porec, etc)
8 - Hill Town loop (Motovun, etc)
9 - South Coast loop (Pula, etc)
10 - ferry/drive (Beach Day) to Cres (1 night)
11 - long drive thru Krk and down the coast to Zadar (2 nights)
12 - day trip to Brac
13 - leave Zadar, hit Krka/Sibenik during the day, arrive Split (2 nights)
14 - chill out in Split (NO cruise ship day!)
15 - am water taxi to Trogir and back, then drive to Dubrovnik (4 nights)
16 - chill out in Dubrovnik (NO cruise ship day!)
17 - day trip to Montenegro/Bay of Kotor
18 - day trip to Mostar
19 - check out, head up Peljesac, ferry to Korcula for the day, stay somewhere (?) on Peljesac (1 night)
20 - hang out on Peljesac, chill, sight see, then long drive, arrive late in Plitvice (1 night)
21 - Plitvice early, then on to Zagreb (2 nights)
22 - Zagreb day, maybe to Samobor (I'm looking for relatives and think they may be there?!)
23 - fly out of Zagreb in the morning
The biggest concern I have is understanding and communicating my desire to drive in 4 countries and not having any issues. We could take a tour or bus to Mostar if need be. I'm also still a little unsure about days 19-20... still researching!
I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions on the itinerary above...thanks so much!