I would appreciate input on a very preliminary trip plan for the first week in April 2018, family of 4 (boys are 11 and 18) We are initially flying into London, then will take a flight to Zadar, arriving late evening (not counted in the days below)
Day 1- Zadar (note this is Easter day)
Day 2- Zadar
Day 3- Plitvice National Park
Day 4- Pula
Day 5- Rovinj
Day 6- travel to Venice
Day 7- Venice
Day 8- flight back to London
1. Any suggestions to make this itinerary better in your opinion? We want a balance of cities and nature, seeing multiple cities/sites without rushing it too much. Ideally, we'd like to have a home base for several nights at a time, rather than moving every day.
2. I'm guessing a car rental is the most efficient way to get around Croatia, especially since we'd like to see Plitvice. Best to pick up car at airport before going into Zadar, or when we're planning on leaving Zadar? Where would you suggest we try to drop it off before heading to Venice?