Has anyone visited Plitvice, sandwiched between the drives from Rovinj and to Split, all in one day/without getting a Plitvice hotel?
My fiance and I are planning to go to Slovenia and Croatia on our Honeymoon this September.
In a nutshell, our trip currently includes Lake Bled (2 nights), Julian Alps (drive before going to..), Rovinj (2 nights), Plitvice (day trip**), Split (2 nights), ferry to Hvar (2 nights) and back to Split, Mostar (as a day trip between Split and..), Dubrovnik (4 nights, and base for taking day trip to Montenagro)
The trip from Rovinj to Plitvice is 3:45 hrs
The trip from Plitvice to Split is 3 hrs
If we leave Rovinj first thing in the morning, allow 3-4 hours at Plitvice, we should theoretically be able to make it to Split in one long day (oh yeah, after we drop off our rental car at the Split airport, haha)
We're in our late 20s, so if anyone could do it, I'm sure we could... but are we being over-ambitious?
I wish we had set things up to sleep in Plitvice the night before our hike (per Rick's suggestion), but my fiance already booked all of our hotels, so I doubt we could shift around their dates. Even if we could somehow remove a night from Dubrovnik, and shift everywhere else back a day, that would mean we would spend our Friday night at a Plitvice hotel / Saturday afternoon driving to Split - which also sounds less than ideal.
I guess I'm hoping for reassurance that we can survive the intense day that my fiance has planned and/or suggestions to help pull this off (we're on our honeymoon, so we probably could justify small splurges to help).
I guess the alternative would probably be eliminating Plitvice (which we'd hate to do) and driving straight to Split from Rovinj... Or worst case, he's the one who will be doing the driving while I nap in the car ;)