Starting in Husum, Germany and ending in Dubrovnik, Croatia, this 2,000 kilometer long "road trip" was a real pleasure to plan, and is a trip I'd love to make myself some day.
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Croatia (Croatian: Republika Hrvatska ) is a democratic republic located at the crossroads of Central Europe, Balkans, and the Mediterranean. It is bordered by Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb. Croatia covers 21,851 square miles and has diverse, mostly continental and Mediterranean climates. The country's population is 4.28 million, the dominating language being Croat. Despite the war for independence, ending just over twenty years ago, Croatia has developed into a successful economy. Known for the beauty of its nature (Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands!) and the abundance of historic sites, it has made a come-back as a very popular tourist destination over the last few years.
Most of our Croatia clients will include one or two neighboring countries in their itinerary as well, usually Greece or Italy, but this month driving tour was a bit of an exception in that it included Germany, Austria and Slovenia.
Check out the full itinerary here!
Make your way to the airport for your overnight flight to Hamburg, Germany.
Normally a 3 hour drive, it is suggested that you take a modest detour to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Island hopping! Hvar Island is well worth the ferry ride over from Split and be sure to visit the old fishing villages of Stari Grad, Hvar and Jelsa.
Dubrovnik is a very important example of a late-medieval walled city. Fascinating and amazingly beautiful, you will never forget this place.