My girlfriend and I are visiting Croatia for the first time in August/September, spending three weeks. We're visiting from Maui, Hawaii, and this is the first time out of the US. We're arriving and departing from Split. Heres the itinerary we've come up with so far:
3 Days - Split. To get acclimated and visit Trogir and surrounding areas.
-Pick up rental car
1 Day - Makarska
2 Days - Dubrovnik
2 Days - Plivitc and Senj
3 Days - Rovinj Area (Pula, Porec, Hum etc..)
-ferry to Venice, leaving our car in Rovinj for a couple of days. Is this doable?
1 Day - Venice
-train to Trieste
1 Day - Trieste
-ferry to Rovinj to pick up car
1 Day - Back to Split (returning car the next day)
6 Days- ??????
We're obvioiusly looking at visiting some of the islands, but haven't decided which ones or for how long. Our flight leaves 8am on the sevevth day, so we're probably going to stay in Split on the sixth night. We would love any comments about our itinerary and welcome any suggestions towards what we should do at the end of our trip.
Mahalo (Thank You) for all your help.
Skip the Italian portion. There is way too much to see in Croatia itself and venice deserves a separate trip anyway. All the places you list are worth seeing. If you going to be in Rovinj, see more of Istria - places like pula and motovun. Driving up the coast will get you to Zadar and Sibenik too. about 6 years ago
Definitely try and do an island hopping trip, I did one with a tour company so stayed on the boat for around 6 days, great fun. Try and pre book accommodation in Split especially on weekends as most places will get booked out because of people going on boat trips. Only really need 1 or 2 days in split and you can walk all around the city, get some gelati and have some fresh seafood! about 6 years ago
Three weeks is a great time to see all that you've planned but I highly recommend adding Slovenia instead of Italy. I guarantee great sights, nature, culture and food in places like Piran, Lipica, karst caves, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Bohinj, Ptuj. about 6 years ago