My family and I will be visiting Croatia the end of August. Driving from Zagreb, we were planning to drive to Pula and spend the night there. After taking the day to explore Pula, we were thinking of driving to Plitvice National Park in the late afternoon to spend the night there (we would explore the park the next day before driving to Zadar). I was wondering if anyone could tell me if this is feasible (I think the drive is about 4-5 hours...is this correct?) - is the drive easy and well marked to drive at night (we are American and only speak/understand English)?
Previously, we were thinking of making a stop in Rijeka for the night before continuing to Plitvice, but we are finding it difficult to find accommodations in Rijeka for a fair price and are now thinking we should just skip Rijeka and drive right to Plitvice.
ANY help would be greatly appreciated! :-)