I was there in early September and the weather was still warm but not stifling. It was starting to get a bit quieter with tourists and everywhere we went there were no issues with finding a hotel room, ample seating in restaurants and the roads/parks were not crowded at all.
I loved Dubrovnik, Trogir and the island of Korcula was also lovely. I traveled by motorbike to Mostar, so I didn't see the northern part of Croatia. Mostar was gorgeous; a very different feel from the rest of the area. I noticed there were day trip bus trips to Mostar from Dubrovnik, but I would do at least a night. Herceg Novi and Kotor in Montenegro are gorgeous medieval towns nestled on the water against the rugged and dramatic mountains that abut the coast. be warned-it's Euros on Montenegro!
I went to Split by ferry from Korcula, and only spent a day there in the center and exploring the market, so I can't say if it is worth a few days or not.
I spied this site:http://www.croatia-map.net/. It has an interesting map and points of interest overlay.
Have fun! almost 7 years ago
Cheers! I'm going to visit Dubrovnik, Mostar and Kotor for sure. I've never heard before about Island of Korcula, but I'll check it.
I though it would be fun to stay on couchsurfing all over the region, but hmm it seems to be a trouble in Bosnia. Will see.
Thanks one more time. Take care! almost 7 years ago
The water and sky in Dalmatia is much more vivid than up north so I second the recommendations of Dubrovnik and islands off the coast in the south.
Two other highlights of my Croatia trip were the national parks of Krka (near Šibenik) and Plitvice (about halfway between Zadar and Zagreb). Don't miss them.
Croatia is cheaper than Italy but only slightly. almost 7 years ago