We are planning on spending about 2 weeks vacationing in Croatia next June and would appreciate some advice. We plan to spend 4 or 5 nights in Dubrovnik and then ferry over to Korcula for several nights.. We hope to take a day trip from Korcula to Hvar while we are there. Then we plan to hydorofoil back to Split where we will rent a car for daytrips.
My question is would it be better to stay in Split for 4 or 5 nights inside the Diocletian walls as a base and take daytrips from there, or would the the smaller village of Trogir be better. My concerns are that Split may lack charm and be too industrial and have too much traffic to get in and out of easily by car. However, we are also concerned that if we choose Trogir as a base, that we may be bored because it is so small. Are there enough restaurants and things to do in the evenings in Trogir? The places we would like to see on this leg are Split, Trogir, Sibenek, and Plitvice Lakes.
Also, does anyone know if there will be more than one hydrofoil in each direction per day connecting Korcula, Hvar, and Split during the summer? Right now there seems to be just an early morning one in the direction of Split and an early evening hydrofoil returning each day. Can you take a ferry direct from Dubrovnik to Korcula or do you have to drive up the coast to cross? Thanks in advance for any advice.