Our 2018 Itinerary

Our 2018 road trip through Croatia has sadly come to an end, but you are welcome to check out our itinerary below to see where we went, what we saw, and what we had to skip and save for the future.

If you have any questions, or if you are interested in planning your own trip to Croatia, please feel free to contact me at any time!


7 Regions:

  1. Dalmatia
  2. Gorski Kotar & Kvarner
  3. Istria
  4. Lika
  5. Slavonia
  6. Zagorje
  7. Zagreb & Surrounding Area

Dalmatia


Main Bases:

Completed Activities:

  • Day trip to Imotski and the Red, Blue and Green Lakes (self-guided) (originally reserved through Riva Travel but we later opted to do it as a self-guided excursion)
  • Walking tour of Trogir (led by Sandra of Emaus Tours)
  • Boat tour to Blue Cave and the Seal Monk Cave on Biševo Island
  • Military tour of Vis (taken through Alternatura, arranged through Aura Rustica)
  • Day trip to Sinj (self-guided)
  • Day trip to Makarska (self-guided)

Activities Wish List / For the Future

  • Play picgin in Split
  • Kornati & Telašćica boat tour from Zadar
  • Day trip to Omiš & Cetina Canyon
  • Day trip to Hvar and Brač islands
  • Day trip to Biokovo Nature Park
  • Day trip to Salona

Gorski Kotar & Kvarner


Completed Activities:

  • Day trip to Fužine, Croatia (self-guided)
  • Day trip to Rijeka (self-guided)

Activities Wish List / For the Future:


Istria


Main Base:

  • Rovinj

Completed Activities:

  • Visits with friends
  • Rovinj beach polo tournament with friends
  • Two-night stay at San Servolo Resort & Beer Spa in Buje
  • Truffle hunt in Buzet (thanks to Proban Tartufi)
  • Day trip to Buzet, Kotli, and Grožnjan (self-guided)
  • Day trip to Trieste, Italy (self-guided)

Activities Wish List / For the Future

  • Day trip to Kamenjak Nature Park and Pula
  • Visit to Brijuni National Park
  • Visit to Dinopark in Funtana
  • Go scuba-diving, paragliding, or ski-diving
  • Goat farm tour at Kumparička (originally organized through Putopis but we unfortunately had to cancel due to a change in plans)

Lika


Main Base:

  • Novalja, Pag

Completed Activities:

  • Day trip to Lun and the centuries-old olive groves (self-guided)
  • Day trip to Nin and Zadar (self-guided)

Activities Wish List / For the Future

  • Visit to Velebit National Park
  • Stop by Cave Park Grabovača in Perušić
  • Day trip to Ogulin, Brinje, Kuterevo Bear Sanctuary, and Smiljan

Slavonia


Main Base:

  • Vinkovci

Completed Activities:

  • Visits with family
  • Day trip to Osijek with family
  • Concert in Vinkovci with family
  • Pit stop in Kutina
  • Day tour to Vukovar and Ilok with wine tasting in Ilok (organized through Educational Travel Worldwide)

Activities Wish List / For the Future:

  • Danube river day cruise in Vukovar 
  • Day trips to:
    • Čigoč
    • Đakovo
    • Jelas Polje Nature Preserve
    • Kaptol
    • Kopački Rit Nature Park
    • Kutjevo
    • Lonjsko Polje Nature Park
    • Papuk GeoPark
    • Požega
    • Sisak
    • Slavonski Brod
    • Velika

Zagorje


Main Bases:

Completed Activities:

  • Visits with family and friends
  • Visit to Oroslavje and Gornja Stubica (self-guided)
  • Spa day at Terme Tuhelj (thanks to friends!)
  • Day trip to Međimurje to visit family
  • Day tour of Krapina, Trakošćan, and Lepoglava with lunch and a wine-tasting at award-winning Vuglec Breg (organized through Aura Rustica)

Activities Wish List / For the Future:


Zagreb & Surrounding Area


Main Base:

  • Zagreb

Completed Activities:

  • Visits with family and friends
  • Errands and shopping

Activities Wish List / For the Future:

  • Day trip to Samobor
  • Nighttime tour of mysterious Zagreb (thanks to Secret Zagreb) (we unfortunately had to cancel our reservation due to a change in plans)
  • Visit the Zagreb Zoo and Zagreb Botanical Garden
  • Attend a show at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb
  • Visit Medvednica Nature Park
  • Take a tour of PAN Brewery in Koprivnica (originally organized through Putopis but we unfortunately had to cancel due to a change in plans)