Booked to go to Slovenia and Croatia next week. A week in each I think. Anyone got any advice or experiences, places to stay, things not to miss etc. to recommend to me.
There are two of us, we like the outdoors, looking round cities, the less obvious stuff, meeting people and a bit of nightlife.
Looking through various guidebooks I'm blinded by the selection of stuff to do - Help me not miss the good bits!
As the weather is getting cooler now you might want to do more stuff like walking and being active, and visiting cities rather than swimming. It's probably still nice and warm on the coast and islands but windy. Ferry crossings might be a bit gippy. Perhaps if you only have two weeks you should do those another time, (I could have spent 2 weeks chilling on Vis alone)
However hyped Dubrovnik is, it still lives up to it. Go. Plus you'll miss the crowds now. Perhaps you could then go to Split. Split is, frankly, ugly but worth a day trip so i would stop in Trogir just outside (short bus ride)which is lovely. Then you could go up to the beautiful Plitvice national park for some walking which has loads of amazing waterfalls. There is accomodation around the park.
You will need a couple of days for Zagreb, also the surrounding area is pretty, and the food up there is hearty, fattening and yummy.
Although i've not been, I'd have thought since Slovenia is much smaller you might need more time in Croatia. I really want to go to Ljubjana though.
Hope you enjoy it!
I think you need to decide first are you taking a car or not I would suggest 2 nights near ljubljana to see the city and a bit a night life
you should plan it over weekend as weel because of teh flea market on sunday morning which is worth a visit. Next 4 days in slovenia I would plan another 2 b&B 2 days each, there is a lovely place in Soca valley which is a must and another towards maribor I could give you all the details of the places to stay they are great.
Than towards a croatia, maybe stop on plitvice lakes which coul be on the way, see one or two of medieval towns on the cost and must see the irelands. This would be prety much all if you do not want to bee traveling all the time but also have some activities and get a feel for the country.
Do not hesitate to contact for places to stay Me and My wife have spent there a weekend 2 weeks a go still can not get over it.