Where to go in Croatia?

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1. Posted by tazzaa (Budding Member 22 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I'm thinking of going to Croatia in September and will only have around 9 days. Where should I not miss?

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3. Posted by Stockczech (Full Member 30 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Even if you want to head for the coast, plan to spend a day in Zagreb. It's quite small for a capital city and that should be enough to take in the major sights. Take the little funicular railway to the Upper Town and see St Mark's Church with its spectacular mosaic tiled roof, then walk back down through the old streets to the market with stalls groaning with fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. Then admire the imposing buildings of the Lower Town before you return to the Main Square where you can usually chill out with some free entertainment.

4. Posted by mike65 (Full Member 27 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

In nine days you can do the following:
- enjoy two days in Zagreb, Upper Town and stroll along the streets near Jelacic square, enjoy some food and drinks,
- Plitvice Lakes, definitely, 120 km from Zagreb, can be one day visit, or two days (with swimming in the Rakovica area or staying in rooms or camp,
- Opatija, near Rijeka, if you like parks, gardens and the sea,
- Istria - coast and inland of peninsula is very interesting,
- maybe the island of Losinj, if you like peaceful and pleasant Mediterranean climate, or Pag if you're into the endless partytime on Zrce beach,
- Velebit NP if you're into the hikes and trekking, even Paklenica NP (450 metres high cliffs for climbing),
- area of Lika, if you're into trout fishing (Gacka river),
Many things will occur along the way.

I had mentioned just things in north-west part, but if you like swimming or diving, go to Dalmatian coast, Zadar or Split, or try to reach Dubrovnik, in Croatia it is a must like Machu Picchu in Peru.

You have a good bus service, not so expensive, between all places you choose. Just ask.

Take note that Croatia is a small country blessed with diversities: mountains, flatlands of the continental part, coast which differ from north to south, rivers, even swamps and many lakes.
I.e. in Pakostane near Zadar you can swim in a lake and sea - on couple of km distance! And
yet islands - all of them different (60 mayor ones, and many others to visit).

Whatever happens, enjoy it,

5. Posted by spider2266 (Budding Member 3 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hi mysellf and my girlfriend have just come back from 15 days in Croatia. It is a stunnin country but I think it depends what you what from your holiday. We started in Dubrovinc (amazing place) went up the coast to Split then spent some time on two islands (Brac and Hvar) before spending a few days up North before flyng home. We found the bus service very reliable and the people are really freindly and helpful. We had a great time, if you think we might be able to help with any questions drop a line.

Rich & Sarah

6. Posted by travel101 (Budding Member 40 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Don't miss Dubrovnik! Make sure you make it down there. It's such a wonderful city. It's probably my favorite place in Europe.

7. Posted by Amelie2 (Budding Member 2 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Dear Tazzaa:
Last year I spent 10 days in Croatia and it was the best trip that I've never been before.

We started in the north of the Country, visiting PULA (with a spectacular roman amphiteatre), ROBIN and RIJEKA.

In Rijeka we took a Ferri until KORCULA (a very beatiful islan near Dubrovnik). For me, the best place of the trip!!

After KORCULA we went to Dubrovnik and we started a tour for the north (visiting SPLIT, ZADAR, TROGIR and the spectacular natural park of PLITVICE).

For me the best was KORCULA and DUBROVNIK (and ROBIN and TROGIR).
The worst: the island of KRK.

Enjoy your trip, is a beatiful country.