Hi! I could really use some help from this forum (you guys give the best advice). Husband, college-aged son, and I are doing 12-day trip to Croatia in the middle of May.
We love exploring interesting places/scenery, food, and authentic local spots. Less compelling things: Nightlife, trying to cram too many touristy things in, or swimming/lounging at beaches (especially with cold water in May). Uber-budget options aren't required if something is amazing/worth it to do.
We are tentatively planning:
Zagreb or Ljubljana - [2 nights] - walk around the city and recover from jet lag [is Zagreb of Ljubljana better?]
Plitvice Lakes - [1 night] - rent a car and drive to Plitvice (first afternoon upper lakes, next morning lower lakes)
Split - [1 night] - drive rental car to Split to drop by Diocletian palace and eat gelato
HELP - This middle 4-5 days is giving me fits. Which combination of these (or others) would you do?
- Omis (zipline views and 45 min hike to fortress)
- Vis (explore island, ATV tour, blue cave...)
- Korcula (hear great things, not sure what exact activities),
- Biokovo Mountain (drive up to the top then do an short-ish hike to Vosac Peak, stay one night down in Makarska)
Dubrovnik - [2-3 nights] - obligatory stop in Dubrovnik, stay outside the walls, visit inside walls when cruise ships leave, day trip to Kotor/Bay of Kotor (maybe half day trip to Trsteno).
Open to rearranging any of the itinerary at this point.
Thanks so so much!