Hello, All! I hope that everyone is doing well.
At one point I had a nice trip to Slovenia/Croatia planned out in detail. Obviously my husband and I didn't go last year and earlier this spring we pretty much decided that it would be too tricky to go to Croatia this year. However, as I've read that people are visiting this beautiful country, and that things are going rather smoothly all things considered, I've wanted to hop on a plane and go! (My husband and I are both fully vaccinated and realize that there is an online form to complete.) Delta has some great, roundtrip prices from Atlanta to DBV. The original plan was to fly open jaw, but the round trip pricing has me considering a revised trip if other considerations make sense. Here are my questions:
- Would it make sense to fly into DBV (stay 3 nights), then take the ferry to Korcula (stay 3 nights), then head to Hvar (stay 1-3 nights), then on to Split (stay 3 nights), etc.? We would pick up a rental car when leaving Split and go to Plitvice Lakes Nat'l Park (stay overnight) then on to a stay in Istria (probably Rovinj). On the return to Dubrovnik we would leave from Istria and drive the coast to enjoy Zadar, the Makarska Riviera (staying somewhere), etc. on our way back to DBV (where we'll spend the night before our flight). In other words, does it make sense to mostly ferry one way from DBV and drive the coast back?
- Am I deceived in thinking that the crowds really will be significanly less than normal right now? Based on what I had read previously on this forum (and TA), I swore I'd never go to Croatia in July or August. However, I just retired this June and my husband last April. We're pretty eager to have an adventure... but we can also be patient.
- The weather in Atlanta in July and August is pretty oppressive with the humidity factored in. We love to hike and be out and about. Is the weather equally 'oppressive' in Croatia during these months?
Thanks for considering my Croatia temptation. I welcome your feedback. Honestly, Fall is a possibility and so is next June. I just thought a little (well thought out) spontaneity might be fun.