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I am travelling around Croatia for around 10 days. I start in Pula and then want to head down to Hvar. I'm travelling end of August - early Sept. Cost is an issue so I was thinking a £46 Croatia inter-rail ticket. I know it is a long stuffy train from Pula to Split but I was wondering if it is cheaper buying on the day or even a bus ?
I am also travelling from Split to Zadar for a flight back so the inter-rail ticket would also cover that.
Obviously I have to get from Split to Hvar and I don't really fancy swimming so what are the options for boats ? I have looked on the internet but the timetables and options are confusing me and I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on it! I was thinking, night train from Pula to Split then early boat across? Do not know how feasible that is but I would be happy to stay a night in Split.
Also is it possible to get from H... more »
Hi, flying to Split for one night on 11th June then want to spend a week visiting Brac, Hvar and Vis before meeting up with mates near Dubrovnik. I've booked my hostel in Split but didn't want to book anything else so I can go with the flow and keep options open if meet anyone to travel with, also don't know which is best order to do islands i.e. can you get ferries between all? Brac is closest to Split so would seem sensible to do that first.
Do I need to book at least my first few nights after Split before I go? I know you can get lodgings in June easy but wasn't sure if same for hostels? Didn't want to have to stay somewhere too expensive or the other way, not very nice!
Any advice greatly received.
Looking to spend approximately 7-10 days in Croatia, focussing on a romantic, island hopping adventure! We are either flying into Rijeka (Krk) to stay with friends for about 2 days, then continue on. The islands that we were thinking about are: Hvar, Vis, Dubrovnik. We have heard mixed feedback about Korcula and Pag...your thoughts? We would like to see as much as possible, but also don't want to rush around not really enjoying or seeing anything. We would like to go to the "Blue Cave" both assessible from Vis and Hvar. Any idea on the route? Do you think that we should see more? We were thinking of renting scooters on the islands that we feel like exploring more, perhaps a wine tour, secluded beaches, cave diving, etc. Any recommendations? Since it is our anniversary we would like to stay somewhere nice in Hvar, Vis, Dubrovnik - nothing expensive, but with nice views and... more »
Me and my best friend (both 21 year old females) have booked flights to Dubrovnik returning from Split 25/7/13-7/8/13. We are both not the most clued in on travelling in general, and neither of us know much about Croatia!!
Looking for general advice and help with an itinerary.
We wanted to do a bit of island hopping and visit some nice sites such as the krka national park maybe? We wanted to go to plitvice lakes but they seem a bit far away.
We are looking to do it quite cheaply so staying in hostels and/or campsites- any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks for your time and help, literally any advice would be so appreciated!!
We are a mid twenties/early thirties couple spending 14 nights in Croatia, starting in Split, heading to Hvar, Brac, Krokula and ending in Dubrovnik. We need help with accommodation hints/recommendations, travel help, places to eat, and cool/interesting things to do/ general hints and tips.
What we are looking for is a mix of beach time, relaxation, lots of eating, gentle drinking, and exploring cool and interesting places.
Our rough itinerary is:
Wednesday - June 26th - Arrive around 11am into Split
Thursday - June 27th
Friday - June 28th - Travel to Hvar - likely around Hvar town
Saturday - June 29th
Sunday - June 30th
Monday - July 1st - Travel to Brac - Likely Bol
Tuesday - July 2nd
Wednesday - July 3rd
Thursday - July 4th - Travel to Korkula
Friday - July 5th
Saturday - July 6th
Sunday - July 7th - Travel to Dubrovnik
Monday - July 8th
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Hi all, I will be travelling to Croatia in June and I would like to spend a couple of days in Kornati islands, maybe leaving from Dugi otok island which is very close and looks interesting to visit as well. I would like to know whether it is possible to rent a small boat (I have no license) and spending one night on one island to come back the next day. The archipelago is not that big hence, a 5HO boat would probably enough unless there were fishermen on the islands who can pick me up somewhere and host me in their house.
As yo can see things are not defined yet but the important thing is to spend a couple of days with my girlfriend without tons of tourist on big cruises around us.
Thanks in advance
I'm going to be in Dubrovnik for 5 nights (4 full days) at the start of July and I was thinking of taking bus trips to Bosnia and Montenegro, will i need to book those in advance (ie soon) for that time of year, or can i reasonable expect to just arrange something when i'm there. (where i will have a better idea of how much time i want to spend on a bus).
I have seen travel blogs saying that one day tour to Mostar is possible. I am not sure if it is by public tranport/bus. Some says it is not possible. Anyone have tried this or knows the latest situation.
First time in Croatia. Single older male. I have been using pre-booking for hotel rooms in Turkey and Greece for the past four months.
On-line rooms are pretty pricey in Dubrovnik and Split in June. Am I better off just showing up on the bus and seeing what the tourist bureau has to offer. I understand the risks (I do NOT want to carry my luggage more than 300 meters) and I will pay for flexibility but I don't want to be shut out or have to pay 50 euros a night because I didn't book in advance.
I am in Athens and want to go to Dubrovnik in two weeks while balanciing cost versus hassle. Direct flights are prohibitively expensive ($550). I can fly to Sarajevo for less than half that and take a bus. Or I can take a bus thru Albania and Montenegro. Recommendations? How much of a hassle is it to cross those borders (I have a US passport).
I was going directly to Dubrovnik from Athens on the theory that the earlier in the summer I go the less crowded (and perhaps cheaper) it would be. Is there really that big a difference between early June and Mid June? Perhaps I should just wander my way up the coast (time is not a factor).
As always, very grateful to the TTree.
We are a group of 7, representing three generations of a family (ranging from 75 year old grandpa to 4 year old grand daughter). We will be in Slovenia and Croatia for 2+ weeks in July/august and have almost completed our itinerary, but we have one gap and I am looking for advice. So far we have:
July 26 - 31 - Ljubljana (with excursions)
July 31 - August 5 - Zadar (with excursions)
August 8 - 11 - Dubrovnik
August 5 - 8 - we are not sure. We know we'd like to visit Split, but since all our other bases are in cities we thought it might be better to do Split as a day trip and then stay someplace else, smaller/quieter. I realize it's very high season so quiet is all relative. Vis has been recommended to us, but there are two issues: (1) we're having trouble finding appropriate housing and (2) we would then have to ferry back to Split and then take a bus to Dubrovnik. So my questio... more »
My family of 5 and I are hoping to do a "heritage roadtrip" the end of August (2013), including Budapest and Croatia. The kids grandparents are all up in age and they would love nothing more than for us to be able to visit their homelands and come back to share our journey with them. None of the dates for tours I have found online work out for us (my daughter will be out of the country until August 19) and all 3 kids need to be back for college by September 4th or so. The tours also include super expensive hotels and seem to give us NOTHING for our money (which seems to run about $3000pp without even including international airfare from the US!).
My only desire is to spend a few days visiting Budapest and then to visit some highlights of Croatia. We were considering doing a roadtrip and finding our own apartments or rooms to rent (it's difficult because there are five of us) and... more »
I'm thinking of taking bus tours to Mostar and/or montenegro from Dubrovnik... has anybody done this?, Thoughts? ... I'm not usually much of a 'tour' person, but i think these might be places i'd struggle to see from a base of dubrovnik anyway since i have limited time (5 nights in dubrovnik before i head off elsewhere) ?
Anywhere else worth seeing near Dubrovnik?
In july we will be traveling by car to croatia and bring our tent (and tons of camping gear:)).
Im am thinking of staying somwhere in Dalmatia. But I still have no idea where.
We want to visit the plitvice lakes and also spend some time at (a quiet) beach.
We love beautiful scenery, nature, and dont like overcrowded places and huge campsites..
Because we have a large tent, we dont want to stay at too many different places,
so we are looking for a place from where we can do daytrips to natural parks,
nice old villages, beach etc.
Can anyone recommend an area to stay? We could also spend one week near the coast
and one week more inlands. But then still we need advice on which places/areas areas
Off the beaten track tips are also welcome.
Thanks in advance...It would be really helpfull.
Ow ja, we have about 17 days incl 4 days of driving from Holland to Cr... more »
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