7 nights travelling round Croatia visiting Zadar, Lake Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Krka Lakes for £138.10pp (£276.20 total) including all flights, car hire and hotels @ booking.com
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7 nights travelling round Croatia visiting Zadar, Lake Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Krka Lakes for £138.10pp (£276.20 total) including all flights, car hire and hotels @ booking.com

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Found 6th Feb 2016
This is a perfect trip for anyone who wants to see the best Croatian cities and national parks, this trip is for people who like a busy holiday, like myself!! There is a lot of driving involved in this holiday and you will probably need another holiday after this one to recover!! I did this exact trip last year and it's is one of my favourite trips.

This deal is based on 2 people flying out to Zadar from Manchester on 26th April returning on 3rd May. You will be staying for 2 nights in Zadar, 3 nights in Split and 2 nights in Dubrovnik.

The best places to stay in Croatia are lovely guest houses, the hosts are always super friendly offering you local delicacies which they've grown and made themselves. I'd never choose to stay in any other type of accommodation when in Croatia.

Trip breakdown

26th April - You land into Zadar around 2130, pick up the car hire and head to the guesthouse. You are staying in the Villa Maslina which is well rated and has free parking, free wifi with a balcony.

27th - 28th April - You have one day to head to Plitvice National Park which is amazing and a must visit in Croatia. The next day to explore Zadar, the city is beautiful but only small, make sure you visit the Sea Organ. Always try and drive in the evening or early morning as it saves wasting the day and you'll arrive in the next city in time for breakfast/dinner! Once you've finish in Zadar or Plitvice head to Split which is take around 1.5 hours from Zadar or 2.5 hours from Plitvice. I've chosen Apartment Antonia which is a lovely well reviewed guesthouse which has private parking, a terrace and free Wifi.

29th April - Spend the day exploring this beautiful city, again Split is only fairly small so you will have some time in the afternoon to relax on the beach which is a little walk away.

30th April - Check out fairly early and head towards Dubrovnik. This drive is truly beautiful and you'll find yourself stopping along the way for pictures of the islands Hvar and Bol. It takes around 3 hours with stops to reach Dubrovnik so set out as early as you can so not to miss the day. Check into Villa Adria which is close to the centre and has a lovely terrace, free Wifi and parking however it is a surcharge here.

1st May - Spend the day exploring the walls of this beautiful city. If you find yourself with spare time it's worth taking a visit to the little picturesque town of Cavtat for a few hours.

2nd May - Check out and set off early to Split as it is well worth visiting the island of Hvar and the best place to do this is from Split. Firstly head to the guesthouse to leave the car and the bags, I've chosen Studio H&M which has great reviews and free parking, a garden view and a patio.
Buy your tickets before getting on the boat which cost around £15 return if I remember correctly, and leaves only a few times throughout the day so make sure you check the times if you wish to visit Hvar.

3rd May - Check out and head towards Krka National Park which is similar to Plitvice National Park but still has its own personality and you can swim in the waterfalls! It will take you around an hour from Split to drive here. You will probably only spend half a day here so you can either visit the little town of Sibenik or head to Zadar which is just under an hour drive away. The flight home is 2200 but don't worry too much about getting there too early it's a tiny airport with not much to do!

I understand this trip is very busy and probably won't suit everyone but this is the sort of holiday I like to do so I'm sharing my favourite type of holiday for others to try and enjoy too!

Price breakdown

Flights to Zadar booked with Ryanair - £82.46 - £41.23 each

Zadar hotel booked with Booking.com - £48 - £24 each

Split hotel booked with Booking.com - £53 - £26.50 each

Dubrovnik hotel booked with Booking.com - £44 - £22 each

Split hotel booked with Booking.com - £22 - £11 each

Car hire booked through AtlasChoice - £26.74 - £13.37 each

Total price for 2 people - £276.20

Total price each £138.10

This deal only includes hand luggage however for the amount of travelling you are doing it would be a great burden with a large suitcase, having to check it in and cart it around all the cities. This trip is designed for people who are ready to up and go with just hand luggage, it was also cost a fortune adding a suitcase on to all these flights! I did this trip easily last year with just hand baggage is you want to add a bag it'll cost you £30 each return.
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Great deal.
Greater effort.

Hot, hot, hot.
thanks
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backinstock

Great deal.Greater effort.Hot, hot, hot.



Thanks
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milkonesugar

thanks



No problem
Would love to visit Croatia, just wish this was later in the year. Heat anyway good spot!
This holiday would stress me out.

Great deal though.

I fancy a trip to Croatia.
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kimbo87

Would love to visit Croatia, just wish this was later in the year. Heat … Would love to visit Croatia, just wish this was later in the year. Heat anyway good spot!



You'll be able to do it later in the year, prices of flights do go up but the accommodation and car hire don't go up that much, plus it's cheap in Croatia I loved this trip I did a few more stops in other towns but this trip is already busy enough without me throwing extra places in!
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JoeBoy88

This holiday would stress me out.Great deal though.I fancy a trip to … This holiday would stress me out.Great deal though.I fancy a trip to Croatia.



It is a very tiring trip but it's so worth it, such a beautiful country and not all that touristy, people are lovely and it's nice and toasty in April/may too!
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I wanna duck no vicar. See I've got the lingo down pat already. If I was recording a song which I'm not but might do I'm going to call it I wanna duck no vicar.

HOT! Really nice country, and seaside.
Sounds brilliant, will show the wife and see if she fancies doing this early April.
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fishmaster

I wanna duck no vicar. See I've got the lingo down pat already. If I was … I wanna duck no vicar. See I've got the lingo down pat already. If I was recording a song which I'm not but might do I'm going to call it I wanna duck no vicar.HOT! Really nice country, and seaside.



Thanks haha I've no idea what your song is about but it's beautiful I love Croatia
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ScubaDudes

Sounds brilliant, will show the wife and see if she fancies doing this … Sounds brilliant, will show the wife and see if she fancies doing this early April.



Do it! Highly recommended! I went Zadar early April a few years ago and it was boiling, don't forget the suncream
Good trip but here is a word of warning about Atlas Car Hire as I believe they don't make it clear enough. When you book you must use a CREDIT Card and when you collect your car you must have a CREDIT Card. A DEBIT Card will not do and they will just tell that there is no car and you will NOT get a refund. Its in the T and C's, I think well hidden. Croatia is lovely but this does look hard work. Hot from me though.
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gerrykiddy

Good trip but here is a word of warning about Atlas Car Hire as I believe … Good trip but here is a word of warning about Atlas Car Hire as I believe they don't make it clear enough. When you book you must use a CREDIT Card and when you collect your car you must have a CREDIT Card. A DEBIT Card will not do and they will just tell that there is no car and you will NOT get a refund. Its in the T and C's, I think well hidden. Croatia is lovely but this does look hard work. Hot from me though.



It is a hard going trip, the one I did was a little bit more busy too but I love a good explore! We always take a credit card away with us for emergencies but I've notice a few car hire places only accepting credit cards not noted down the companies but thanks for the heads up that atlas choice is one of them!
Edited by: "BlueSkies" 6th Feb 2016
Great trip. Great country. Wasnt particularly impressed with Dubrovnik as the Game of Thrones merchandise, tours and fans have taken over the city, but Split and Zadar were awesome as were the national parks.
Remember to add in the toll motorways. They can add up.
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rufnek2kx

Remember to add in the toll motorways. They can add up.



The tolls were super cheap I thought don't think I even had one which was £5 and only went through a few, the Italian tolls are shockingly expensive! I loved the national parks they're lovely aren't they, think I preferred Plitvice!

We drove from Pula to Dubrovnik with various stop offs and overlaps. Tolls alone cost around £50 for the whole trip so I thought it was worth mentioning. Half of plitvice was closed when we went (ironically because of too much water) but it was very beautiful. I'd definitely visit Split again.

BlueSkies

The tolls were super cheap I thought don't think I even had one which was … The tolls were super cheap I thought don't think I even had one which was £5 and only went through a few, the Italian tolls are shockingly expensive! I loved the national parks they're lovely aren't they, think I preferred Plitvice!


This looks like a great touring DIY holiday, I would love to go to Croatia one day. Adding it too my list of places to visit
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rufnek2kx

We drove from Pula to Dubrovnik with various stop offs and overlaps. … We drove from Pula to Dubrovnik with various stop offs and overlaps. Tolls alone cost around £50 for the whole trip so I thought it was worth mentioning. Half of plitvice was closed when we went (ironically because of too much water) but it was very beautiful. I'd definitely visit Split again.



Omg really we didn't pay anything near that we hardly used toll roads to be honest, maybe because when we went from Split to Dubrovnik we went through Mostar in Bosnia then coming back we went from Dubrovnik to split via makarska and it was a coastal road, we hardly did any motorway driving! What a shame a lot of Plitvice was closed, it's so pretty isn't it!
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lovesit

This looks like a great touring DIY holiday, I would love to go to … This looks like a great touring DIY holiday, I would love to go to Croatia one day. Adding it too my list of places to visit



You should go, especially while it's not using the €€ !
Looks like a fantastic holiday. So much more interesting than sitting on a beach for a week. Fantastic price too. Hot !
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generationz

Looks like a fantastic holiday. So much more interesting than sitting on … Looks like a fantastic holiday. So much more interesting than sitting on a beach for a week. Fantastic price too. Hot !



Thanks! It really is, and when your legs get tired there's always a harbour, pretty square or beach to have a beer on
Love busy holidays, great post! Is Croatia/this kind of trip suitable to take our one year old along?
Lovely place!
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cvndsh

Love busy holidays, great post! Is Croatia/this kind of trip suitable to … Love busy holidays, great post! Is Croatia/this kind of trip suitable to take our one year old along?



Croatia is fine for little ones, just aslong as you don't mind a lot of driving around with them in the car, it is a lot of early mornings but I guess you'll be up early with the little one any way!
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djbenny1

Lovely place!



Lovely country isn't it!
Good to know, thanks!
Thanks for posting! I've been wanting to go to Zadar and Plitvice for a while now.

How easy is it to get everywhere? Are they easy drives in and out of the cities? Also what's the language barrier like? Is it hard to get by without knowing any/much Croatian?

Thanks!
I did this trip with my husband and 2 sons a few years ago in a campervan - picked it up @ airport - AMAZING. Would recommend it - beautiful country.
Oh - and didn't use any tolls.
ArronR

Thanks for posting! I've been wanting to go to Zadar and Plitvice for a … Thanks for posting! I've been wanting to go to Zadar and Plitvice for a while now. How easy is it to get everywhere? Are they easy drives in and out of the cities? Also what's the language barrier like? Is it hard to get by without knowing any/much Croatian?Thanks!



Very easy to get by with English. Almost everywhere we went, people could speak good English.
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ArronR

Thanks for posting! I've been wanting to go to Zadar and Plitvice for a … Thanks for posting! I've been wanting to go to Zadar and Plitvice for a while now. How easy is it to get everywhere? Are they easy drives in and out of the cities? Also what's the language barrier like? Is it hard to get by without knowing any/much Croatian?Thanks!



It's easy to get around especially if driving, roads are good and quiet too, never had one problem with language everyone's really friendly and speaks English even if basic!
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suzhayes

I did this trip with my husband and 2 sons a few years ago in a campervan … I did this trip with my husband and 2 sons a few years ago in a campervan - picked it up @ airport - AMAZING. Would recommend it - beautiful country.



Ooo the camper van idea sounds good, I'd love to do a little camper van hol, anywhere except Croatia you recommend for this?
heat for the effort
Brilliant deal. Going to Croatia for a week during the summer festival season and paying a boat load more. Very jealous at this price. Went last year as well, amazing country, so under developed ( tourist wise). Best deal I've seen on HUKD for a while. Bargain.
Great post
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