HI, I am in the early planning stages of a trip for August 2013 to Croatia and Slovenia. We will have 3 weeks plus or minus a few days. We do like architecture , food, wine and cities but really love beaches, swimming, and hiking in mountains the most. SO from some basic research I have a very loose scheule of the places I want to see but nothing set in stone. Advice appreciated.
Fly from San Francisco to Zagreb(2 nights)
Drive to Ljublana(1-2 nights ) Would like to see Prejama castle and caves
Lake Bled ( 2 nights) Also seeing Lake Bohinji, Cable car up Mt Vogel and Vintgar gorge ( maybe 3 nights?)
Drive Vrsic Pass thru Julian Alps and end up somewhere for the night? Kobaird? Piran?
Piran 1 night?
Rovinji 2-3 nights also seeing Pula
If it is logical on getting there, I would luv to ferry over to Mali Losinji 2 nights
Lake Plitvice 2 nights
Split/Trogir 2 nights
AT this point dump rental car and ferry hop some islands
maybe Hvar 1 night, Korcula 1 night (having a hard time figuring out ferries. When does summer 2013 schedule come out? would like to ferry hop all the way to Dubrovnik with out car
Dubrovnik 3-4 nights with a day trip to Montenegro or and overnight trip would be fine too.
I dont mind a fast pace..... So what do you guys think? Suggestions? Thanks!