Saturday, January 17, 2015

Croatia in May 2015

So ladies and gentlemen in May I shall be taking a well deserved break, and this time I decided to visit the marvelous republic of Croatia. I know this is a big country, and in theory I would need at least a month to be able to touch a bit of its history. Unfortunately I'm not blessed with an European long type of vacation from work, so I have to run with what I have.

I"ll be arriving at the end of May and the plan is to spend 12 days in the country, arriving and departing from Zagreb. There are so many wonderful places I want to visit but this is where I need to manage my time, and perhaps it would be nice to hear some comments from you guys.

This is more or less my itinerary so far:

  • Zagreb: 2 days
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park: 1/2 day
  • Zadar: 1 day
  • Split: 2 days
  • Hvar: 3 or 4 days
  • Korcula: 2 or 1 days
  • Dubrovnik: 2 days
I'm torned between renting a car in Zagreb and dropping it off in Split, or just taken the bus between Zagreb, Plitvice, Zadar and Split.  Obviously with a car I would have the freedom to decided when and were I should stop, specially since I've been told there are some interesting cities between Zadar and Split.

The Split-Hvar-Korcula leg will be by boat, and although it will be mid-season when I'm there, the boat schedules are okay for my traveling needs.  Korcula to Dubrovnik I wanted to do it by boat as well but it looks like bus will be the transportation method - I don't believe the catamaran are working yet during the dates I'll be there.

In Dubrovnik I'll be catching a morning flight back to Zagreb so I can continue my mini vacation in Istanbul. I'll spend around 4 days there, and I know I could use those days in Croatia, but Istanbul got added to the mix.

What do you think of the itinerary?  I'm turned about spending 3 or 4 days in Hvar, which would mean one more or less day in Korcula, or maybe should I just ditch Korcula all together and stay in Hvar?  I could do some minor trip from there I guess.

Let me know if you have any suggestions, and yes, you should expect a review about Croatia and Istanbul.  Every time I write one I say it won't be as long as the last one, but it never happen.


Apartments Korcula said...

You should definitely reserve some more time for Korcula, it is abundant in hidden coves that are a true gem to settle and explore the surrounding, like this one:

Patius said...

cool, thanks for the input ;-)