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Our Perfect Croatian Vacation Planned with the Help of RoutePerfect

It was about this time last year that I began the process of making my dream of a Croatian Vacation a reality. I had already spent several months listening to Pimsleur’s Croatian CD in my car. I was working with Branka, my brilliant Croatian tutor. Branka had provided me with many great ideas for my trip which you can read about on my blog under Branka the Brilliant Croatian Tutor’s Travel Advice.

It was now time to make the plans. I had so many places that I wanted to see in Croatia, from the beautiful walled city of Dubrovnik, to the Italian influenced Istrian Peninsula to the fairyland falls of Plivitcka Jezera.  I had a lot of ground to cover in just two weeks. I did not want to spend too much time in each place, but I also felt it would be difficult to book individual accommodations at so many stops.

Then I found RoutePerfect. In less than 30 minutes, I was able to book the entire vacation for less than $50 per person per day. Once I booked the vacation, RoutePerfect provided me with pre-paid vouchers that I simply presented at the hotels and inns that Claudia and I stayed at during our vacation. It was so easy.  You can now book your own trip using RoutePerfect‘s easy travel tools on my blog.  I plan on using RoutePerfect to book my upcoming trip to Vietnam.

Our vacation to Croatia was a great mix of coast, culture, nature and fun. I would highly suggest following our route if you have two weeks to spend traveling through Croatia. We flew into Dubrovnik and flew out of Zagreb. We spent the early part of the trip traveling from island to island via ferry (Dubrovnik to Korčula to Hvar to Split).  In Split, we rented a car for the remainder of the journey (Split to Plitvička Jezera to Rovinj to Zagreb). Here is our trip via Route Perfect.  I will take you through the logistics and provide a quick overview of the highlights.  I have also provided links to the stories about each place on my blog if you would like more detailed information.  If you want to make our vacation your vacation, just click on the “View trip details” to enter your departure date, number of people in your party and price your trip.  If you like what you see, book it.  It’s that easy.

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The Road to Plitvička Jezera

Now That Is What I Call A Rest Stop

Driving a car in Croatia is fantastic.  We rent a small compact car at Last Minute Cars in Split.  The car comes complete with GPS and a pre-arranged pick up at our hotel in Zagreb.

Now we are driving on a well-maintained toll road listening to Claudia’s Croatia playlist at full blast.  Claudia is slumped down in the front seat, trying to sleep off her hangover.  Split with its discos and friendly natives is Croatia’s fun-land.  Claudia has a “Split”ting headache from too many Long Island Ice Teas from the night before.  She moans at me each time I ask her a question that I have to yell at the top of my lungs over the blasting music.  I am really having too much fun being the self-righteous mom of a twenty-something.  I love road trips.  We are on the road to Plitvička Jezera, Croatia’s enchanted fairyland.

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