I ran my stab at an itinerary by the forum, and got good feedback, which gave rise to a do-over. I'm working from many guidebooks (from the library, of course) and decided to check father's proposed itinerary. Low and behold, it really was what we wanted after all, with just slight modifications. Can you let me know if this looks good to you; especially the order of things. Perhaps transports might work better in a different order. We will use a car wherever it makes sense (family of four), but since we dip in/out of three countries, it doesn't seem to make sense all the time. We will definitely have a car for Slovenia and maybe Istria? I added some questions too; any recommendations are soooo appreciated.
Arrive Dubrovnik 6/26 (11:45 am via plane) - 3 nights 6/26, 6/27, 6/28 (daytrip to Trsteno - I love gardens?) Booked apartment Festa at Hlidina 2 (no steps, near Pile Gate - is that a good location?) I can cancel if necessary.
Mostar/Medugorje - 2 nights 6/29, 6/30 (must do 2, I want to see Mostar, my husband Medugorje; he won't settle for less)
Korcula - 2 nights 7/1, 7/2 (where's a good place to stay with no car? 4 people < = $150 night? .
Split - Overnights 7/3, 7/4 (day trip to Trogir?) Prob stay near ferry port?
Plitvice - 1 night 7/5 (visit park by opening 7/6)
Slovenia -(Ljublijana/Bled/Julian Alps) 4 nights 7/6, 7/7, 7/8 7/9 (not sure if one base is good or is two better, and which one(s)
Istria (base Rovinj, visit Pula, Porec) 3 nights 7/10, 7/11, 7/12
Departing Rovinj on 7/13 for Venice Airport (ferry from Rovinj to Venice?)
Or do you think we should subtract one night from Istria to add someplace else, if so where?