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visiting islands off dubrovnik with a rental car????

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visiting islands off dubrovnik with a rental car????

Hi..we would like to see the following places during our stay next year...

Cavtat,Dubrovnik,Korcula,Hvar,Bol,Split,Krka national park (sibenik),and Zadar or Trogir.

We have 17 days, fly in and out of dubrovnik, and want some suggestions as to, if this is do able in 17 days??

We don't want to feel like we are living out of a suitcase, where should we stay the longest?? We would like at least 5 nights in a hotel with a pool/facilities at some time during our stay just to chill out!! Can anyone recommend either the hotel admiral in slano, or the Radisson Blu Resort in Split??? Or any others with pool?sea views etc....

Is 3 nights long enough in dubrovnik?? Or should we stay in dubrovnik longer and use the ferries to visit the islands on day trips from there..

We plan on renting a car for the whole holiday, but are very concerned with island visits?overnight stays as to if we are able to take the car?? If not, are there any islands in particular that definately let you take rental cars on??? Or would we need to travel as foot passengers?

Thanks in advance for anyone who can help us further with our plans....

Brighton, England
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1. Re: visiting islands off dubrovnik with a rental car????

Its not the islands its the car rental companies - you could start looking now for a car and ensure ferry travel is included in the cost.

Virginia
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2. Re: visiting islands off dubrovnik with a rental car????

Because Cavtat and Dubrovnik are right next to one another, stay at one upon arrival and the other the night before your flight (Cavtat, since it is closer to the airport).

Depending on what month you visit, I'd suggest something like this:

Dbv ~3 days

rent car (if you must, I find it totally unnecessary), drive to Split (or Trogir, again they are right next to each other); visit Bol as a day trip ~ 3 days

drive to Zadar, stopping in Sibenik en route, visit Krka ~ 3 days

return to Split for ferry to Hvar ~ 3 days

ferry to Korcula (or drive along mainland) ~ 3 days

Pick Hvar or Korcula for your 5 day relaxation stay, also ferry schedules may dictate these day amounts.

Return to Cavtat for last night.

Note you need a good guide book, as none of these islands are off Dubrovnik.

You'll have to check with the rental agency about ferry travel.

Pools can be hard to come by, which you will understand when you see the crystal clear sea!

Zagreb, Croatia
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3. Re: visiting islands off dubrovnik with a rental car????

some ideas coming to mind... 2 nights Dubrovnik, 3 nights Korcula, back over Peljesac to Ploce (Metkovic), highway 3.5 hrs to Sibenik (area), 4 nights (daytrip to Zadar, Krka NP, even Trogir), and then back down towards Dubrovnik: visit Split on the way to Hvar ferry (3 nights in Hvar with daytrip to Bol - although don't know why you insist on it, since it's jampacked in summer and there are such great beaches on Hvar, particularly the Pakleni islands just off Hvar town!), and 5 nights in Radisson Dubrovnik to chill out (it's a bit to the North from the town)... By the way, very good idea to take 17 days for such a trip!

To help you better - what time of year are you planning to travel?

Gloucestershire...
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4. Re: visiting islands off dubrovnik with a rental car????

Hi All..

Wow, thanks for all your help guys, its really good to read other peoples opinions and experiences. We plan to travel in june 2014, and want to see as many places as we can, but would also like a minimum of 5 nights "somewhere special, nice pool, lovely views/restaurant etc", then we don't mind b&b the rest of the time.

Thanks again to you all.

Zagreb, Croatia
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5. Re: visiting islands off dubrovnik with a rental car????

You're welcome. Feel free to come back with more specific issues as they come along during your planning... Enjoy :)

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