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From Manchester: March/April 7 night Croatia Road Trip £160.80pp Total £321.61 @ Ebookers
From Manchester: March/April 7 night Croatia Road Trip £160.80pp Total £321.61 @ Ebookers

From Manchester: March/April 7 night Croatia Road Trip £160.80pp Total £321.61 @ Ebookers

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This looks a lovely trip in March/April time. I'm heading to Croatia in September myself and plan on doing a similar trip. I'm not going to lie and say that you can get this trip cheaper by picking different accommodation but I've picked some lovely apartments, B&B and hotels and I've checked all reviews I can find and they are all good so you should feel confident in the choice of accommodation I've picked, however you can change them if you want to save some £ but I thought I'd pick some more luxurious places to stay.

Flights are to/from Manchester and include hand luggage only.

Breakdown

28th March
You'll collect your hire car after arriving around 9:30pm. You'll head straight to Zadar and stay for 1 night in the lovely Apartments Petra which have great reviews.

29th March
I'd suggest after a leisurely wake up you drive to Plitvice Lakes. I couldn't resist putting in an overnight stay at Plitvice Lakes, this way if the weather is not co-operating you have an opportunity to do some more walking and hikes the following day. The accommodation I've chosen is the Tourist Grabovak which again have really good reviews.

30th March-1st April
You'll drive to Split on 30th, you will spend 2 nights in Split so there is no rush to leave Plitvice Lakes. The accommodation I've picked is Sandra House which has again amazing reviews. Spending on how much you want to see and do you could visit Krka National Park or even take the ferry to Hvar if this interests you.

1-3rd April
After leaving Split you'll drive to Dubrovnik. Again the apartments I've picked here are the Green Park, lovely self contained apartments that are ideally placed for you to explore.

3-4th April
You'll spend a final night in Split, half way between Dubrovnik and Zadar. As you don't need to be at the airport until late (car hire due back 8pm) you can choose how you split up your time on your final day. I've picked the Peruzovic which is the no1 speciality lodging on Tripadvisor so you have a really lovely place to spend your final night.

Costs

2 return flights to Zadar from Manchester, book with Ryanair £73.96

1 night in Zadar £24.47 book at Ebookers

1 night in Plitvice Lakes £35.24 book at Ebookers

2 nights in Split £59.30 book at Ebookers

2 nights Dubrovnik £78.08 book at Ebookers

1 night in Split £29.40 book at Ebookers

Car hire book at Car del Mar £21.16 - I'd suggest using a company such as Insurance4carhire which cover the excess if you want additional cover.

Also remember some places charge city tax so this will be extra.

Total £321.61/£160.80pp

Ebookers discount codes can be found on HukD voucher forum.

9 Comments

Original Poster

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This is one one of my most favourite places in the world
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Hey Rach i did the same trip but using public transport which was great and very reasonable

rachelandgromit


hey rach i virtually did this trip but using public transport which was very reasonable and some lovely views of the coast

Original Poster

Hey Archer, that's good to know too as I'm considering only using public transport myself when I go.
Edited by: "rachelandgromit" 22nd Jan

rachelandgromit

Hey Archer, that's good to know too as I'm considering only using public … Hey Archer, that's good to know too as I'm considering only using public transport myself when I go.


My itineary was a little different but here goes first i went in May
first flight from STN to Zadar
Overnight at Zadar nice little guesthouse 2 minutes away from the bus stop from the airport as it was quite late arrival
Then first bus to Plitvice Lakes
Overnight just outside lakes again airbnb incredibly cheap accommodation for the morning if bad weather the day before.
Bus from Plitvice to Split in the afternoon
Stayed in Split hotel Simoni for a couple days lovely place loads to see and do.
Bus from Split down to Dubrovnik my airbnb was literally 1 minute from the adriatic coast again loads to see and do but i also used it as a springboard for daily visits to Ston Korcula,Mostar Montenegro etc
Fly back from Dubrovnik back to LDN
Took a bit of planning with bus routes etc May was great not too hot not extremely busy in Dubrovnik.
With the bus trips you literally hug the coast roads all the way down so amazing views to be gained and if i remember no more than 3 hours at one time.

Edited by: "archer1204" 22nd Jan

We went a few years ago and stopped in sibenik for 2 nights, their are 3 or 4 daily buses to plitvice and return (around a 60 min trip, from memory) it was a nice little town, very few travellers, and nice castles restaurants and bars.

I'd definately go in late June, July to get the sun, not sure what march April is like,
The bus network around Croatia is superb, try and book different airports in and out, done Croatia 3 times and usually paid £35-65 each way.
zadar, split, Dubrovnik and tivat (Montenegro) are easy to fly into and get to and from

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whatyadoinsucka

We went a few years ago and stopped in sibenik for 2 nights, their are 3 … We went a few years ago and stopped in sibenik for 2 nights, their are 3 or 4 daily buses to plitvice and return (around a 60 min trip, from memory) it was a nice little town, very few travellers, and nice castles restaurants and bars. I'd definately go in late June, July to get the sun, not sure what march April is like, The bus network around Croatia is superb, try and book different airports in and out, done Croatia 3 times and usually paid £35-65 each way. zadar, split, Dubrovnik and tivat (Montenegro) are easy to fly into and get to and from



That's what I've booked, into Zadar out of Split and hope to replicate this itinerary using public transport although driving may give us some flexibility. Good to know buses are good though too.

rachelandgromit

That's what I've booked, into Zadar out of Split and hope to replicate … That's what I've booked, into Zadar out of Split and hope to replicate this itinerary using public transport although driving may give us some flexibility. Good to know buses are good though too.



yeah ferry/bus its all pretty easy, some buses pay an hour before others book a day or two in advance if its likely to be busy, this website you probably already use it is a good starting point.
https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Zadar/%C5%A0ibenik
don't always go cheapest, look at the times and drop offs enroute and also the condition of the busses, they are cheap for a reason, mid price is usually a better level of comfort and safety.

we stopped in sibenik for convenience (plenty of buses and facilities), we had a nice apartment very central rather than a house in the middle of nowhere near plitvice. (that a car would be needed).

Also if you do visit Plitvice Lakes there are lockers available for small luggage at certain entrances but you have to ask to use them but they are a godsend as the amount of people i saw struggling with really heavy backpacks after an 6 hour hike.
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