Motorhome Roadtrip from Croatia
Motorhome trip from Croatia
TOURING THE CROATIAN CAPITAL, ZAGREB WITH A MOTORHOME
In the Croatian capital, Zagreb, the main sightseeing area is the medieval Gornji Grad (Upper Town) district. Here, popular tourist attractions include the cathedral with its neo-Gothic façade, twin steeples, and treasury with its large collection of religious art and artifacts; the Croatian Parliament (Hrvatski sabor); the Church of St. Mark with its famous colored tiled roof; and the 13th-century Tower of Lotrščak, which you can climb for fantastic views over the city and the surrounding area. The outdoor coffee drinking culture is very important in Croatia, so don’t be surprised by multitudes of people sitting outside and chatting. The best place where you can experience this as a local is at Cvjetni Trg (Flower Square), or at Tkalčićeva Street - a place where the sounds of music mix with laughter and cheering round tables. Those 2 locations are full of coffee bars one next to another.
If you decide to visit Zagreb in winter then you definitely heard of Advent in Zagreb. During December Zagreb turns into a magical fairy tale with a variety of events and even more magical food offer. Zagreb is truly fabulous during Advent and was voted the best Christmas market in Europe for the third time in a row.
THE FIRST MOTORHOME TRIP TO KVARNER RIVIERA (173 km from Zagreb)
Opatija - once the grand dame of Croatian tourism - is located here, as are numerous other popular resorts and the islands of Krk, Cres, Lošinj and Rab.
Opatija is a magnificent city of history and present, of invigorating restaurants hidden away in nooks on a marvelous coast. Opatija is often called Vienna by the sea due to its history and architecture. The town center still contains a great number of 19th century buildings.
THE MOST VISITED REGION OF CROATIA, ISTRIA (74,7 km from Rijeka)
The most visited region of Croatia, home to the very pretty towns of Poreč, Rovinj and Pula. This part of Croatia offers the best food and wine experiences, lovely landscapes, cycling opportunities, charming coastal towns, and a great deal of cultural and historical sites. Istria is a popular wine region of Croatia, where you can find a lot of international and local wine sorts.
The greatest memory is to be found in this place. Neither many understood, nor fully discovered the area´s hidden gems and coastal towns. Open your luxurious motorhome door to the garden of hilltop towns and jump into the cleanest sea after a long hike.
Are you a fan of biking trails? Istria is the place to awaken the cyclist in you! Take a race to the top of the hill and treat the ones you love with a taste of Istarska Malvazija´s dry white wine. Do you know how the olive oils are actually made? If you are looking for some true local traditions, Istria´s wine culture is a miracle! Along thousands of territories the atmosphere offers a real insight of the provincial wine habits and regional heritage. Take part in the most popular wine festival Vinistra, where cheese, olive oil, honey and, of course, the local delicacies are offered.
Visit Brijuni Island national park, swim at the Cape Kamenjak, explore Romuald or Baredine Cave, take a boat ride to the Lim Fjord, or hike Učka Mountain. Visit Grožnjan, a “town of artists”, the forgotten town of Završje, or Motovun the most popular Istrian hilltop town, to feel a fairy tale vibe of the medieval times where you can explore the countryside and join the Film Festival.
A QUICK STOP WITH A MOTORHOME AT HUM (40,5 km from Istria)
Often referred to as the smallest town in the world, Hum is a symbol of architecture and mediaeval culture, and the entire town can rightfully be considered a monument by itself.
THE ROAD TRAVEL CONTINUES TO PULA (82,3 km from Hum)
This is the true Croatian spirit at your doorstep. Unmissable food culture, world famous cathedrals, historical monuments and the greatest cuisine with an Italian twist! This is just one of those elements we could use to describe the true Mediterranean.
Pula´s Arena often hosts a great variety of live concerts and music festivals. Take your camper van to discover the sandy beaches of Peninsula and spend the most remote holiday time of the year.
A collection of Roman finds alongside Communal Palace takes you to the journey centuries back to the past. Unique monument lovers will be mesmerized by the building for its offered Renaissance façade for hours.
The Arena of Pula is the 6th largest coliseum in the world. It is also the only remaining Roman amphitheater to have a four-sided tower. It was built in the 1st century A.D. and was an arena for gladiator fights same as the famous Colosseum in Rome.
THE CITY OF ANCIENT TIMES, POREč (61,6 km from Pula)
The city was inhabited even in ancient times; the walls around the city were built during the Roman period. Enjoy one of Istra Camping's campsites and get to know the places close by. We recommend: Camping in Poreč (Camping Bijela Uvala – one of the best, four-star campsite, Camping Zelena laguna, Camping Lanterna – the biggest campsite in Croatia).
SANDY SHORES AND DISCOVERING THE PASTEL COLORED HOUSES OF ROVINJ (36,2 km from Poreč)
The Venetian-era seaside town of Rovinj is made of pastel-colored houses ringing a pretty fishing harbor and presided over by a hilltop church with an elegant bell tower. Besides the nearby pebble beaches, the main tourist attraction is the Batana Eco-Museum on the seafront, which tells the story of the batana, a type of wooden boat used by local fishermen. There are also plenty of top-rated hotels, up-market seafood restaurants, and art galleries to explore. The locals speak a dialect that mixes both the Croatian and Italian language.
THE NATIONAL PARK PARADISE, PLITVICE (129 km from Zagreb rental station)
If you could describe paradise, how would you call it? Plitvice offers a breathtaking bucket list national park filled with waterfalls and the clearest color of turquoise lakes. There is no question why it belongs to one of the greatest UNESCO World Heritage places around the world. Lake gardens are connected by cascades and hugged by mountain forests.
Plitvice Lakes represent a majestic and dynamic face of nature in constant transformation. According to legend, following a long drought, the Black Queen took mercy on the karst and let tremendous rain fall on the ground, with the remaining water creating the lakes.
Once a year discover a place you´ve never been to before! Two entrances and six hiking trails, with its 1,280 meters peak point, await visitors all year round and it is possible to effortlessly explore the area with all generations. Special note: Visitors arriving after 16:00, from July until August, will receive a discounted entrance price! Ideally, the best option to visit the lake is by the camper van!
ROAD ITINERARY CONTINUES TO ZADAR (118 km from Plitvice)
This pretty Northern Dalmatian town is definitely worth a visit and has a number of traditional and more modern sights, such as the Sea organ and Greeting to the Sun in Zadar.
ANOTHER CLASSIC STOP WITH A MOTORHOME BY KRKA NATIONAL PARK (76.6 km from Zadar)
Another of the beautiful National Parks of Croatia - this one is a top traveling recomendation if you are in the north Dalmatian region, and make sure you have a swim when you visit.
END YOUR DAY WITH STYLE, HVAR (86.8 km from Brač)
One of the most popular and stylish islands in Croatia! It has a reputation of being one of the most beautiful island in Croatia.
NATURE PARK BIOKOVO (26.7 km from Makarska Riviera)
Enjoy the view from many vantage points, see amazing sunsets, take educational trails, visit a botanical garden Kotišina and experience hiking trails! The main road entrance into the park is close to the city of Makarska (pop. 13,716), the center of the Makarska Riviera, and you can reach it by car or bus.
A TRAVELER`S BIRTHPLACE, KORČULA (96.9 km from Biokovo Nature Park)
With a small but very pretty Old Town, Korcula (Town) is something of a mini-Dubrovnik - and also the rumoured birthplace of traveller Marco Polo.
CHURCHES, PALACES, ART TREASURES AT DUBROVNIK (120 km from Korčula)
Because of its stunning Old Town, it is no wonder Dubrovnik is a must see!
With massive walls punctuated with turrets, towers and gates enclosing streets, churches and palaces packed with art treasures, you'll never run out of things to see and do in Dubrovnik.
Game of Thrones was filmed here! If you are a fan of the series, you can walk the streets of Meereen and Braavos and admire the amazing architecture and little streets that can be seen in Game of Thrones, as well! If you’re a fan of Star Wars you’re also in for a treat as Star Wars movie: Episode VIII was filmed here.
ROMANTIC TIMES AT TRAKOŠĆAN CASTLE WITH A MOTORHOME (662 km from Dubrovnik)
Trakošćan castle is certainly Croatia's most romantic castle, and 1 hour away from Zagreb, it makes a good idea to have wonderful day. Trakošćan castle is on the list of the Most beautiful castles in Europe.
THE NEXT STOP: RASTOKE (166 km from Trakošćan)
This watermill village is situated where the blue-green waters of river Slunjčica flows into the Korana river
VERSATILE NIGHTLIFE AND DANCE, PAG (184 km from Rastoke)
Zrće Beach at Novalja is called "the Croatian Ibiza". There are a lot of nice clubs and some of them are with swimming pool. There are parties every afternoon and every night, as well. If you like parties, music and dancing, you will love this place. Quieter Pag town is where to shop and do sightseeing. Salty, rocky Pag is otherwise known for its local cheese, lamb and wines.
SPIRITUAL LOOKOUT IN MEĐUGORJE (293 km from Pag)
Međugorje is an extremely popular pilgrimage site for Catholics and many miracles still occur there today.
WHERE EAST MEETS WITH WEST, SARAJEVO (155 km from Međugorje)
Historical attractions, natural beauty and unique experience of a place where “East meets West” are all reasons which attract and continue to bring so many visitors to Sarajevo. Baščaršija is the main tourist attraction of Sarajevo. Located in the very heart of the city, this bazaar is one of Sarajevo’s oldest wards as well as a well-preserved example of oriental architecture in the Balkans. Take a walk through the Tunnel of Hope, and see how the Bosniaks survived and escaped the siege. Also, there are just so many delicious things to eat, from ćevapi to burek. Do not let yourself leave Bosnia and Herzegovina without trying this local delight!
THE CAPITAL CITY OF SLOVENIA, LJUBLJANA (569 km from Međugorje)
Slovenia’s capital city, is one of the hidden gems of Europe. The city has a rich history, beautiful architecture, green surroundings, and friendly people
MOUNTAIN SURROUNDINGS IN BLED (54 km from Ljubljana)
Fairytale Lake Bled is located just outside Slovenia’s charming capital of Ljubljana. The lake is nestled between mountain peaks framing a small island upon which a castle-like church stands.