I am planning a trip with my wife to Croatia for 16 days in July 2013, and would be grateful for any comments on the itinerary I have set out below. We have a reasonable (but not inexhaustible) budget, and will have a rental car between Zagreb and Split. We are interested in experiencing the culture, history, and natural beauty (particularly beaches).
Fri: Fly into Zagreb Aiport, staying overnight at Airport hotel
Sat: Pick up hire car and drive to Rovinj
Sun: Day trip from Rovinj to Porec and Piran
Mon: Day trip from Rovinj to Motovun & Groznjan
Tue: Drive from Rovinj to Pula, then on to Zadar by evening
Thu: Zadar – day trip to Plitvice lakes
Fri: Drive from Zadar to Split, remainder of the day in Split
Sat: Day trip to Trogir from Split
Sun: Hvar or Korcula
Mon: Hvar or Korcula
Tue: Hvar or Korcula
Wed: Bus from Split to Dubrovnik, remainder of day in DBV
Thu: Day trip to Mostar, B&H
Fri: Day trip to Kotor , Montenegro
Sun: Flying home from Dubrovnic
While we are active travellers who like to see plenty of sights while we are travelling, I'm wary of cramming the trip so much that it is no longer enjoyable. Am I being realistic?
Any advice gratefully received.